Date: 4/12/2018 5:30 PM - 4/12/2018 7:30 PM

Location: Boise City Hall

Cost: Free

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Making The James Castle House

Please join us at the April 12, 2018 Fettuccine Forum for a discussion led by Rachel Reichert, Cultural Sites Manager for the Boise City Department of Arts & History, and Byron W. Folwell, architect and design consultant, about the creation of the James Castle House.

Serving as a testimony to the life and work of American artist James Castle, and rooted in Castle’s sense of wonder and discovery, the house today is a center for contemporary and historical exhibits, tours, performances, talks, an Artist-in-Residence program, and community partnerships. The historic buildings and the new wing invite visitors to explore the spaces unique only to James Castle. Join Reichert and Folwell as they discuss the City of Boise’s massive restoration project to preserve Castle’s home, workspaces, and physical legacy. 

Rachel Reichert: Formally trained as a metalsmith, Rachel Reichert's work blurs the lines between art, marketing, preservation, and community engagement. Having studied at the Oregon College of Art & Craft, Boise State University, and Penland School of Crafts, her work is influenced by cultural heritage and the identity of place. Reichert currently works as a studio artist, cultural sites manager for the City of Boise's Department of Arts & History, and is co-founder of The Atlanta School, a small art and architecture school in Atlanta, Idaho.

Byron W. Folwell: Byron W. Folwell is an Idaho native and a licensed architect and public artist. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Green Building Council, and Preservation Idaho. He is the owner of Studio Maelstrom, a design firm specializing in the intersection of art, architecture, and history. He lives in Boise with his wife, Melanie, a photographer and designer, with whom he shares a passionate love of their two children, their community, and their home state.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Presentation begins at 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers, Boise City Hall

About the Fettuccine Forum
The Fettuccine Forum is produced by the Boise City Department of Arts & History. Support from the Office of the Mayor, Boise State Public Radio and the Department of History at Boise State University all make the Forum possible. Lively and informal, the Fettuccine Forum invites the public to interact with politicians, artists, historians, activists, advocates and professionals in an effort to promote good citizenship through discussion and education.

About the Boise City Dept. of Arts & History
The mission of the Department of Arts & History is to enhance Boise by providing leadership, advocacy, education, services, and support for arts and history in order for people to create, engage and connect with the community. More information: