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Sun Valley Center for the Arts 2014 Winter Calendar of Events

at the center of your Sun Valley Experience!

The mission of the Sun 足Valley Center for the Arts is to stimulate and 足provoke the 足imagination while 足opening hearts and minds through diverse arts programs.

About The Center

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ core purpose is to engage people through art and ideas. We fulfill our purpose by offering high-quality arts programming in a variety of disciplines including theatre, music, visual arts and humanities. We are at the center of stimulating ideas, inspirational moments, thought-provoking conversations and lifelong learning in the Wood River Valley.

Our Unique Approach

The Center has cultivated a unique, multidisciplinary approach to the arts by organizing what we present into 8–10 week intervals that explore different “big ideas” of interest to our community and relevance to life in the 21st century. With equal emphasis on visual arts, performing arts and humanities, The Center gives people a variety of ways to see, hear, touch and experience an idea through the works of world-class artists, musicians, authors, filmmakers, playwrights and experts.

About This Calendar

This calendar gives you a preview of upcoming programs. It is ­organized chronologically and by program type. The “big ideas” are called out in colored boxes, and all programs related to those ideas are marked with a color coded star. We hope you will use this calendar as a way to plan your attendance at the programs you love and to experiment with new ones. More detailed information is available on our website and sent to our members as we get closer to the dates of each program. Whether you choose to explore a theme by attending multiple events related to a Multidisciplinary Project or attend a single event that just can’t be missed, we hope to see you this winter!

Want to get involved?

All of our programs depend on financial support from memberships and donations. Please consider becoming a member, by enrolling, making a donation or contributing through any of our signature fundraising events: Casino Royale (February), Wine Auction (July) or Bubbly Bash (New Year’s Eve). Volunteering is another wonderful way to support The Center. We have a wide variety of opportunities throughout the year. Please call to inquire about them.

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Evening tours are with the curator and/or gallery guides and begin at 5:30pm, with wine served. Registration required. Ticketed events. Be sure to get yours early to ensure you get a seat.

JANUARY Big Idea | Multidisciplinary Project

Wish You Were Here«

This project explores travel, tourism and the American road trip through visual arts, theatre, films and lectures.

EXHIBITION on view through Feb 15 at the Center in Ketchum. Free and open to the public.

This multidisciplinary project is generously sponsored by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Additional ­support for student-based educational projects has been ­generously provided by Cox Communications and the Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation.

Events related to the multidisciplinary project are « marked with a star.

Through Feb 15, 2014 The road trip has been around for centuries, from trips throughout the Mediterranean geared to ancient Roman aristocrats to package tours of the Holy Land for Medieval pilgrims. Despite this long history, the birth of the tourism industry as we know it today emerged in the 19th century with the development of railroads and steamships, which offered relatively easy, inexpensive travel to a growing middle class. In the United States, railroads fed a boom in tourism and led to the development of destination resorts like Sun Valley. But U.S. tourism is probably best defined by the road trip, the classic American vacation that has sent countless travelers out onto highways visiting National Parks, historic sites and cultural destinations. In a country with huge regional variation, the road trip gives us the opportunity to get to know our nation in a deeper way, to reaffirm our identities as American. And while we travel to broaden our horizons, ultimately we return home knowing a little bit more about ourselves and our place in the world.



FILM SCREENING: Sing-Along Sound of Music T See this holiday favorite on the big screen­— and don’t be afraid to sing along, the lyrics are subtitled! Fun for the whole family. SPECIAL EVENT: Downton Abbey Watching Party T Kick off season 4 of Downton Abbey at the Liberty. Dress up as your favorite character. Our partners from Idaho Public Television will be present to offer behind the scenes insight and fun giveaways… then settle in for two hours of Downton on the big screen. FREE FILM SCREENING: A Room with a View See the classic Merchant Ivory film as a part of Wish You Were Here.

4, 11, 25


ADULT CLASS: Beginning Encaustics: 3 Weeks of Wax with Alison Higdon R This class is perfect for those new to, or those who are interested in, furthering their exploration in the ancient art of encaustics. Students will be introduced to the basics of painting in molten beeswax through many demonstrations covering a wide variety of application techniques.

FREE Junior Patrons Circle (JPC) Reception Join the Junior Patrons Circle for drinks, an exhibition tour and to learn more about the JPC and how you can get involved. All are welcome.

Cover images from top: Jake Shimabukuro; Elliot Anderson, Grand Canyon with Rainbow from Average Landscapes, 2006, digital photographic transparency and lightbox, courtesy the artist; Images from left: Matt McCormick, Sunset Highway from The Great Northwest, 2011-2012, Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Collect 21NW, 2012.6 A-I; Sound of Music Sing-along film screening.

9 & 10

THEATRE: Company of Fools presents The Second City, Liberty Theatre, Hailey T Chicago’s legendary comedy troupe The Second City on Tour features the next generation of comic greats performing a diverse array of sketches and songs, as well as off-the-cuff improvisation that can provide completely unexpected comic brilliance. Sponsored by Redfish ­Technology and Wood River Inn.

16«FREE Evening Exhibition Tour*—Wish You Were Here!

FREE LECTURE: Elliot Anderson Wish You Were Here! artist Elliot Anderson will discuss the links between the history of American landscape painting, tourism and photography in his Average Landscapes project.


«FREE LECTURE: Best Trip Ever! In Six Minutes or Less! Enjoy an evening of short presentations by local travelers. Our guests will share their favorite destinations in twenty slides and only six minutes!


ADULT CLASS: The Business of Art: Website and Email Essentials R The Sun Valley Center for the Arts and the Wood River Valley Studio Tour invite local artists to attend three artist education workshops. This first workshop will cover how to effectively communicate and market by email, as well as optimize your online presence.

30«FILM SCREENING: Thelma & Louise T

Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis take off on a weekend road trip to get away from the men in their lives, but things go wrong and their vacation turns into a run from the law. Winner of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1992.

Images from left: The Second City; Discovered: Winter Sports Under a Summer Sun, 1937, published by Union Pacific, collection of the Community Library, Ketchum, E-232; Ian Frazier; Good People, presented by Company of Fools


Stop Animation with Danica Robrahn R Students will use this fun and creative process to document their family vacations and put a new twist on traditional travel journals.

4–6« ADULT CLASS: Travel Books with

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Sharon Payne Bolton R Join multimedia artist Sharon Payne Bolton as she guides students through the process of creating Artist Travel Books. Learn bookbinding and collage techniques while also documenting your past travels. LECTURE SERIES: Ian Frazier on Travel T Frazier is a writer and humorist for The New Yorker and is the author of the acclaimed Travels in Siberia. Other non-fiction works include Great Plains, Family, and On the Rez. FREE FAMILY DAY: Wish You Were Here! Postcard Printmaking Families will tour the gallery and create one-of-a-kind postcards using basic printmaking techniques.

11« LECTURE: Peter Blodgett T

Curator of Western American History at the Huntington Library, Peter Blodgett will discuss the role of the transcontinental railroad in promoting tourism in the American West.

13« FREE Evening Exhibition Tour*—Wish You Were Here!

Sandra Hofferber, the Community Library’s Regional History Librarian, will join us to share the history of the railroad in Sun Valley.

13« FILM SCREENING: National Lampoon’s Vacation T

Join the Griswold family’s cross-country drive to Walley World. The classic road trip movie for Wish You Were Here.

« THEATRE: Company of Fools presents Good People

Feb 12–Mar 1, Liberty Theatre, Hailey T Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to ­nothing in America. Sponsored by Linda & Bob Edwards, Marcia & Don Liebich, Main Street Market, ­and John & Mary Ann ­Underwood.

14«Gallery Walk—Wish You Were Here! 15 SPECIAL EVENT: Casino Royale Fundraiser T

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts invites you to join us for the 6th Annual CASINO ROYALE hosted by Company of Fools— an exciting evening of gambling, cocktails and fundraising to benefit the work of The Sun Valley Center for the Arts and its theatrical wing­— Company of Fools.

19 & 20 FILM SCREENING: Oscar Shorts­—Animated

and Live Action T On Wednesday: Animated Short Films nominated for the 2014 Academy Awards and on Thursday: Live Action Shorts.


CONCERT: Marcia Ball T A rollicking evening with the renowned blues singer and pianist Marcia Ball. Her swamp blues, zydeco, boogie woogie and Louisiana blues will be perfect in our “café” set up ­complete with wine, candles and tables.

Images from left: Casino Royale, a benefit for Company of Fools; Marcia Ball; Mark Bittman; Yumi Janairo Roth, Stacked Datsun (detail), 2013, used shipping pallets, mother of pearl, courtesy the artist; Meggan Gould, Gideon Bok Studio, Rockland, Maine, 2009, courtesy of the artist

Big Idea | Multidisciplinary Project


EXHIBITION Feb 21–May 24 at The Center in ­Ketchum. Free and open to the public.

Events related to the multidisciplinary project are « marked with a star.

Feb 21–May 24, 2014 In 2011, the staff at the popular professional networking site LinkedIn surveyed its members and found the number one word they used to describe themselves was “creative.” They ran the survey in 2012 and came up with the same answer. We associate the word “creativity” with the arts. But obviously workers across the economic spectrum find that creativity is an essential part of what they do. What does it mean to be creative? How do different kinds of workers, from musicians to software developers to farmers, integrate creativity into their work? And how has technology boosted (or stifled) our ability to think and perform creatively? This multidisciplinary project considers the connection between work and creativity and the impact of that connection on the American workplace through dance, theater, lectures, films and a visual arts exhibition.


ADULT CLASS: The Business of Art: Facebook, Twitter and Other Tools R The Sun Valley Center for the Arts and the Wood River Valley Studio Tour invite local artists to attend three artist education workshops. This second workshop will cover the ins and outs of social media and how social media marketing techniques can help you achieve your objectives.

27« FREE Evening Exhibition Tour*—Creativity and Work 27« FILM SCREENING: TBA T

Oscar nominated documentary


LECTURE SERIES: Mark Bittman T Bittman is a New York Times food writer and the author of How to Cook Everything, Food Matters, and VB6.


FREE LECTURE: Betty Merken Betty Merken is a painter, printmaker and an architectural colorist. Join her as she reflects on her exciting and groundbreaking work with color in Italy. Her work is represented locally by Gilman Contemporary Gallery.


Demystifying Color with Betty Merken R Join Master Artist and Colorist Betty Merken for this exciting and jam-packed, hands-on workshop as she guides you through understanding the spectrum and learning to use color powerfully and effectively.

Images from left: Margery Friedlander, Awesome, monotype; Le Vent Du Nord

11« FILM SCREENING: Objectified T

As a part of Creativity and Work this documentary details our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets.


Vita Brevis Press: Printmaking and Collaboration Mar 13–Jul 4 (Hailey) What is a master printer? How do printers work with artists to create prints? This exhibition traces the collaborative partnership between master printers and artists through prints made at Jen Galpin’s Vita Brevis Press, a workshop in Hailey. In a ­ ddition to Galpin, participating artists include Kate ­Browning, Margery Friedlander, Abby Grosvenor, Annie May and Gay Bawa Odmark.

13« FREE Exhibition Opening Celebration (Hailey):

Vita Brevis Press: Printmaking and Collaboration

14« FREE Gallery Walk—Creativity and Work 18 ADULT CLASS: The Business of Art:

The Evolving Artist and Gallery Relationship R The Sun Valley Center for the Arts and the Wood River Valley Studio Tour invite local artists to attend three artist education workshops. This third workshop will cover the important symbiotic business relationship between artists and dealers and how to achieve successful collaboration.

20«FREE Evening Exhibition Tour*—Creativity and Work 20 FILM SCREENING: Rising from Ashes T

As the spring classics bike season gets underway, The ­Center is screening a documentary about cycling legend Jock Boyer’s move to Rwanda to help genocide survivors pursue their dream of creating a national cycling team.


CONCERT: Le Vent du Nord T One of Quebec’s finest traditional AND progressive folk groups, Le Vent du Nord goes from foot stomping dance tunes featuring fiddles, hurdy-gurdy, guitar, bouzouki, ­accordion and more, to haunting a cappella melodies without skipping a beat.

24–28 KIDS CLASS: Spring Break Camp R

Students will explore a variety of art techniques and develop skills in drawing, surface design and sculpture. Morning ­session is for 1st–3rd grade, afternoon session is for 4th & 5th.


SPECIAL EVENT: FREE Summer Season Announcement Celebration

FREE LECTURE: Panel Discussion: Accessing Our Creativity Our panelists will address the ways creativity and innovation play critical roles in our lives.

5 & 6« TEEN WORKSHOP: Public Art Yarn Bombs R

Students will learn the basics of crochet to design and ­complete a yarn bomb in the community, creating art ­installations that bring color and texture to public places ­using yarns and fibers.


Design Thinking with Bobby Hughes R Join senior designer and innovation consultant Bobby Hughes in an exploration of design, collaboration and communication.

8, 15, 22, 29

ADULT CLASS: Sipping and Sketching with Bob Dix R Join beloved local art teacher Bob Dix as he guides students through the creative process via drawing. This class is just as perfect for the artist looking to have some fun as it for the person who hasn’t participated in art since grade school. Students will have weekly drawing projects accompanied by a glass of wine and good company.

Tickets or registration for events available now at or 208-726-9491


The husband and wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. As a part of Creativity and Work, this film shows the personal lives and influences of the Eames on everything from furniture to photography, interiors and graphics.

10«FREE Evening Exhibition Tour*—Creativity and Work 12« FREE FAMILY DAY:

Creativity and Work: Explore the Art of Fingerprinting Families will tour the gallery and tap into their own creativity during this fun art making experience.


CONCERT: Jake Shimabukuro T Shimabukuro is a ukulele virtuoso and composer known for his fast and complex finger work. His music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco.


FILM SCREENING: No T In 1988, the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet bowed to international pressure and called for a referendum on his presidency to vote YES or NO to extending his rule for another eight years. A brash young ad executive was persuaded to lead the NO campaign using the tools of modern advertising.

24« FREE Gallery Walk—Creativity and Work

Images from center: Jake Shimabukuro; No, film screening




F Elliot Anderson, Average Landscapes, 6pm, (K)

Jan 23

F The Best Trip Ever, 6:30pm, (K)

Feb 6 Ian Frazier, 6:30pm, Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum Peter Blodgett, 6:30pm, (K)

Feb 11

Mar 6 Mark Bittman, 6:30pm, Church of the Big Wood Mar 7


Betty Merken, 5pm, location TBD

F Panel Discussion: Accessing Our Creativity, 6:30pm, (K)

Apr 3

FILMS Jan 2 Sing-Along Sound of Music, 5:30pm, (L) Jan 5 Downton Abbey Watching party, 6:45pm, (L) Jan 7

F A Room with a View, 6pm, (L)

Jan 30 Thelma & Louise, 7pm, Magic Lantern, Ketchum Feb 13 National Lampoon’s Vacation, 7pm, Magic Lantern, Ketchum Feb 19 & 20 Oscar Shorts—Animated and Live Action, 7pm, Magic Lantern, Ketchum Feb 27 TBA, 7pm, Magic Lantern, Ketchum Mar 11 Objectified, 6pm, (L) Mar 20 Rising from Ashes, 7pm, Magic Lantern, Ketchum Apr 10 Eames, 7pm, Magic Lantern, Ketchum May 8 No, 7pm, Magic Lantern, Ketchum

CONCERTS Feb 22 Marcia Ball, 6:30pm, NexStage Theatre, Ketchum Mar 22 Le Vent du Nord, 6:30pm, Sun Valley Opera House May 1 Jake Shimabukuro, 6:30pm, WRHS Performing Arts Theater, Hailey


Jan 9 & 10 The Second City, 7pm, (L) Feb 12–Mar 1 Good People, Wed–Thur, 7pm, Fri–Sat, 8pm, Feb 16 & 23, 3pm, (L)


F Wish You Were Here! Postcard Printmaking (K)

Apr 12

F Creativity and Work: Explore the Art of Fingerprinting (K)

TEEN WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS, Sat & Sun, 10–4pm Feb 1–2 Stop Animation with Danica Robrahn (H) Apr 5–6 Public Art Yarn Bombs with Danica Robrahn (H) F = K = H = L =

Free! The Center, Ketchum The Center, Hailey Liberty Theatre, Hailey

ART CLASSES FOR KIDS Mar 24–28 Spring Break Art Camp, 9–12pm (1st–3rd grade) & 2–5pm (4th & 5th grade) (H)

ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS Jan 4, 11, 25 Beginning Encaustics: 3 Weeks of Wax with Alison Higdon, 1–5pm (H) Jan 28 Artist Education Series: The Business of Art, part 1 5:30–7pm (H) Feb 4–6 Travel Books with Sharon Payne Bolton, 10am–4pm (H) Feb 25 Artist Education Series: The Business of Art, part 2 5:30–7pm (H) Mar 7–9 Demystifying Color with Betty Merken, 5–8pm (Fri) & 10–5pm (Sat & Sun) (H) Mar 18 Artist Education Series: The Business of Art, part 3 5:30–7pm (H) Apr 5–6 Design Thinking with Bobby Hughes, 9am–12pm(K) Apr 8, 15, 22, 29 Sipping and Sketching with Bob Dix, 5:30–7:30pm (H)

EXHIBITIONS Thru Feb 15 F Wish You Were Here! (K) Jan 16

F Evening Exhibition Tour of Wish You Were Here!,

5:30pm (K) Feb 13

F Evening Exhibition Tour of Wish You Were Here!,

5:30pm (K) Feb 14

F Gallery Walk until 7pm (K)

Feb 21–May 24 F Feb 27

Creativity and Work (K)

F Evening Exhibition Tour of Creativity and Work,

5:30pm (K) Mar 13–Jul 4 F Vita Brevis Press: Printmaking and Collaboration (H) Mar 13

F Opening Celebration for Vita Brevis Press, 5:30–7pm (H)

Mar 14

F Gallery Walk until 7pm (K)

Mar 20

F Evening Exhibition Tour of Creativity and Work,

5:30pm (K) Apr 10

F Evening Exhibition Tour of Creativity and Work,

5:30pm (K) May 24

F Gallery Walk until 7pm (K)

SPECIAL EVENTS Jan 5 Downton Abbey Watching Party, 5:30pm, (L) Jan 14

F Junior Patrons Circle (JPC) Reception, 5–7pm, (K)

Feb 15 Casino Royale Fundraiser, 6:30pm, The Valley Club, Hailey Apr 1

F Summer Season Announcement Celebration,

5:30–7pm, (L)

Sun Valley Center for the Arts 208.726.9491 Locations: (K) = 191 Fifth Street East, Ketchum (H) = 314 Second Ave. S, Hailey (L) = Liberty Theatre, 110 North Main, Hailey Box Office 578-9122

208.578.9122, 110 N. Main Street, Hailey, Idaho

314 Second Ave. S, Hailey, Idaho 208.726.9491,

The galleries are always free and open to the public. Center hours in Ketchum: M–F 9am–5pm, Sats in Feb & Mar 11am–5pm 191 Fifth Street East, Ketchum, Idaho Center hours in Hailey: Thu 2–5pm,

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2014 Winter Calendar of Events  

Sun Valley Center for the Arts calendar of events for January - May 2014.