Category Archives: PUBLIC ART

Dia de los Muertos

For indigenous Mesoamericans the end of the harvest season brought a celebration of, and a communion with ancestors that had passed through this life and into the afterlife.  After the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1519, the month-long celebration was … Continue reading

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Public Art Proposals for the Whitewater Park Blvd. Roundabout

The Veterans Park Neighborhood Association received a grant from the Mayor’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant Program to commission a public artwork for the new roundabout on the new 30th Street Extension/Whitewater Park Blvd at the intersection of the boulevard, Stewart Avenue … Continue reading

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Ivy Wild Streetcar Station Dedication

This week the City of Boise dedicated its newest public art installation at Ivy Wild Park.  The ghost-like streetcar structure was installed next to one of Boise’s last remaining trolley stations in existence today.  Together they are dedicated to the … Continue reading

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Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center Earth Node Public Art Proposals

The City of Boise, in partnership with the McCord Family, who is providing funding, is commissioning an artwork for the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center. The work will represent “earth” and will join two other public artworks at the Center … Continue reading

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Airport Pedestrian Bridge Public Art Proposals

The City of Boise is commissioning an artwork for the pedestrian bridge between the second floor of the parking garage and the terminal building. The public is invited to comment on proposals by three artists, who were chosen through a … Continue reading

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Boise City Hall Plaza Public Art Proposals

In conjunction with structural renovations to the Boise City Hall plaza, Boise City is commissioning a significant new work of public art. Boise City released a national Request for Qualifications in November 2012. Fifty-four artists applied. A selection panel made up of representatives … Continue reading

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Airport Mural Public Art Proposals

The City of Boise is commissioning a mural to commemorate BOISE 150 for Boise Airport’s ticketing lobby. The public is invited to comment on proposals by three Idaho artists, who were chosen through a national public process by a selection … Continue reading

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An Inquisition Dressed in Art’s Clothes

At once timeless and unsettled, the loftiest questions about life continue to both plague and inspire philosophers, scientists, artists and, well, just about everyone.  It seems we’re collectively stuck here, spinning, at least for the moment.  There is historical evidence … Continue reading

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“Architecture Is A Communities Clothing” –Charles Hummel

Charles Hummel understood that all products of an era necessarily reflect the time and era that they were introduced.  This especially includes architecture.  It is helpful to view modern architecture by its appearance, in order to find how different artistic … Continue reading

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Zoo Boise Public Art Proposals On View

You are invited to comment on seven public art proposals created for Zoo Boise. Public comments will be collected from October 2nd – 19th. All public comments will be compiled and shared with decision makers.

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