First Thursday at the 8th St. Marketplace AiR
April 23, 2012
BOISE, ID- 8th St. Marketplace Artists in Residence
will once again open their studios to the public this First
Thursday, May, 3. All five studios will offer displays of new
artwork. In addition the IBAG studio will present two free
workshops:Accordion Fold Books andTrash Origami Books.
Mercantile Suite 201, 8th and Broad, East side of 8th Street,
Star Moxley will present an installation titled Changing Times.
This new work explores a world after the circus leaves town,
pulling inspiration from the environment and the harsh and
exquisite nature of change.
Mercantile Suite L138, 8th and Broad, East side of 8th Street,
Seth Randal will showcase the story of Idahoans caught-up in the
historic WWII Battle of Wake Island. View a Wake Island flag
handcrafted by a Boise seamstress, artwork drawn by a former
P.O.W., and new clips of the film, currently in production.
MASTERSON, SCHIFFLER, BURKES STUDIO
Northrup Suite 295, 8th and Broad, West Side of 8th Street,
New artworks by Cassandra Schiffler, Theresa Burkes, Kate
Masterson, and Sarah Masterson. All four artists are
exploring ideas and images of contemporary and historic
architecture. This group showBuildings, Structures, Homesis a
collection of paintings, printmaking, and mixed media.
IDAHO BOOKARTS GUILD STUDIO
Northrup Building, 8th and Broad, West Side of 8th Street,
iBAG will offer 2 free workshops: Accordion Fold Booksand Trash
Origami Books. In addition, they will display the process of
papermaking, paste paper creation, and the history of
Renewal Underground, 517 S. 8th Street between Myrtle and Fulton,
Adrian Kershaw will show mixed media VHS tape sculptures and a VHS
loom. The artist will also present a large VHS installation at the
Modern Hotel's Modern Art event.
The 8th St Marketplace Artists in Residence (AiR)
program selects emerging and established artists for six-month
residencies in donated downtown Boise commercial office spaces. AiR
originated in the 8th Street Marketplace, which
continues its commitment to the program in the Mercantile and
Northrup buildings, and has expanded to an additional site
in the Renewal "Underground" at 8th and Fulton.
The Boise City Department of Arts & History
administers the AiR program and works in partnership with
property owners Ephraim Greenwall, G. Square Companies, and the