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"Jazz is Dead" to show in the Corner Gallery

"Jazz is Dead" to show in the Corner Gallery

 

Spokane artist Bradd Skubinna will display his artwork at the “Jazz is Dead” exhibit in the Boswell Hall Corner Gallery at North Idaho College from February 16 to March 27.

 

Skubinna will host a gallery walk of his work at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, followed by a panel conversation at 1:00 p.m. in the Meyer Health and Sciences Building Room 102, and the opening reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.in the Boswell Hall Corner Gallery.

 

“My work may consist of drawings, collages, assemblages, objects, and installations. There may be objects arranged on the gallery floor. Once I made some art using carbon paper,” said Skubinna in his artist statement. “Sometimes music is an underlying idea. Sometimes I reference artists whose work I admire. Sometimes I reference personal remembrances, obliquely. I enjoy a good title, though I do not claim to be adept at choosing them. I have a problematic relationship to content, otherwise known as meaning. Arranging things can be fun. And satisfying. Sometimes things are too controlled. That can be bothersome.”

 

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Two local developers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to prove games aren't just fun, they also have the power to make a difference in the world.

 

In their game, Ebola Attack, players act as the hero white blood cell that must protect the red cells from a deadly infection: the Ebola virus. Over the course of the game, the human body is healed as gamers progress through increasing levels of difficulty. The player’s goal is to save as many people as possible, meanwhile, all net profits from the purchase of the app will aid the relief effort in the very real Ebola war zone in West Africa.

 

 

North Idaho College to hold play auditions Jan. 26 & 27

North Idaho College to hold play auditions Jan. 26 & 27

The North Idaho College Theatre Department is holding open auditions for the play “The Misanthrope,” at 6:00 p.m. January 26th and 27th in Boswell Hall Room 001.

“The Misanthrope” was written by Moliere and adapted by Timothy Mooney. This comedy focuses on the games people play with each other in order to increase their status.  

Production dates are April 16-19 and April 23-25. Rehearsals will be Monday-Friday from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. beginning February 2nd. Scripts will be available in Boswell Hall Room 214.

There are openings for five to eight men and three to six women of various ages – mostly 20s and 30s. The play will be directed by NIC Theatre Instructor Joe Jacoby.

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts Fund, in partnership with the Gold Star Families, the City of Spokane, and the Spokane Public Facilities District seeks an artist, or artist team residing in Washington and Idaho, to develop a memorial honoring fallen heroes that have served post- 9/11.

 

The memorial will be sited on the south side of the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The selected artist or artist team will work with Spokane Arts Fund, The Spokane Public Facilities District staff, and the representatives from the Gold Star Families from design through construction of the project. During the design phase, representatives from the Gold Star Families will heavily inform the process.

 

The artist will work with Spokane Arts Fund, the Gold Star Families and the Spokane Public Facilities District to develop a permanent public art memorial for the Spokane Arena. The desired artistic approach will create a sculptural plaza that suggests a place where people will gather for a variety of observances and events. The artwork should represent and be inclusive of all Armed Services with particular attention to post 9/11 fallen heroes.

NIC to present Sounds of Christmas concert Dec. 6, 7

NIC to present Sounds of Christmas concert Dec. 6, 7

North Idaho College will present its “Sounds of Christmas” concert in Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 6 and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 7.

The concert will feature performances by the NIC Wind Symphony, NIC Cardinal Chorale, NIC Chamber Singers and Cardinal Vocal Jazz. This concert features the audience-favorite Christmas carol sing-along.

Santa Claus usually makes a visit to the Sounds of Christmas concert held at NIC. This year’s concert will feature some music from the Disney movie “Frozen.”

Free admission Oct. 25 at Museum of North Idaho

Free admission Oct. 25 at Museum of North Idaho

Saturday October 25 will be the end of the season free admission day at the Museum of North Idaho from 11 am to 5 pm. This will be one of the last days to see the feature exhibit Power to the Farm which explores how Kootenai Electric Cooperative (KEC) brought electricity to North Idaho’s rural areas beginning in 1939 and the impact it had on everyday lives. The exhibit, made possible by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council and assistance from Kootenai Electric Cooperative, will run through October 31st.

University of Idaho accepting submissions for "F-Word" Poetry Slam

University of Idaho accepting submissions for "F-Word" Poetry Slam

The University of Idaho Women's Center is currently seeking submissions for the “F-Word” Live Poetry Slam in early November.

This event is meant to showcase spoken word and visual art pieces. The slam and exhibit are open to poets and artists of all skill levels, abilities and genders.

To submit visual pieces, email a photo of your piece to bekahm@uidaho.edu. To submit spoken word pieces, visit this link here. The deadline to submit is October 17, and artists who are chosen will be notified by Monday, October 27.

“F-Word” Live was created to form a space in which anyone can express their feelings and experiences related to the “other f-word” - namely, feminism. “F-word” Live is a safe space for all to showcase spoken word and visual art pieces or to come and watch as others perform.

There is no charge to perform in this event. The event is free to all students with a valid student ID. General admission for non students is $5.