February 15, 2017
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Phone: (208) 932-0893
Executive Director, Co-founder
Dir. of Education , Co-founder
Idaho Art Lab, your local not-for-profit makerspace, is set for this season’s Big Art Expo, a free, family friendly celebration of creativity happening the 3rd Saturday of February, June and October. Learn more on the Expo webpage at www.IdahoArtLab.org/Expo.
The Big Art Expo is on Saturday, February 18 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., offering the public a chance to meet many local artists, artisans and makers who will be doing demonstrations and answering questions about their process. Each of these demonstrating makers are passionate about helping you commit yourself to the development of your own talents.
Have you heard about the Idaho Art Lab? This huge volunteer run maker space is open Monday – Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. There are 14 “Labs” with equipment you can get certified to use for $3.00- $5.00 an hour. Take an opportunity to sign up for workshops to learn something new. This show & tell event will also include some free make & take projects, such as Marilyn Hoff-Hansen helping you design on spackle. The Lab is all about learning, creating and inspiring others. Drop in anytime to take a tour of our makerspace, gallery and artist residency program.
This is a family friendly event so bring the whole family to learn and get inspired. The Lab is located just off Hwy. 20’s south St. Anthony exit #344 at 2355 S. Yellowstone Hwy. between Simplot Growers and Hathaway Homes. The Expo webpage is at www.IdahoArtLab.org/Expo or call (208) 932-0893 for more information. Here’s the pending line-up:
Big Art Expo demonstrating makers
Artists interested in exhibiting & selling in the Yellowstone Teton Gallery of Art can check the Call to Artists page at www.IdahoArtLab.org/calltoartists.
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Daniel's new series is a mono-type print on the Speedball gelatin plate released last fall. Each print is an original on the handmade bison dung paper. The new series is inspired by prehistoric petroglyphs from Idaho and Wyoming keeping with the rustic feel and educational flare that Dung and Dunger has been known for. Daniel was able to take the time to research and experiment with new printing techniques with help from a professional development grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts.
Daniel has been creating art as Dung and Dunger Paper Arts Studio for 10 years and was looking for a new direction to take his art. Traditionally, Daniel has worked with block printing on hand made bison dung paper. The bison dung, gathered from free range bison that roam outside the Yellowstone Park boundaries, is boiled for sterilization, the acid is neutralized and then paper is created by using the traditional deckle and mold method of paper making. The nature of handmade paper makes it difficult to print on, his hand carved block prints seemed to be the only method to create a quality print on this fibrous paper. This ICA grant allowed Daniel the means to research and test other methods and styles, besides block printing.
"I am really excited to have this opportunity to share this body of work with everyone.
Did you know we have a large art supply store at the Idaho Art Lab? Paints, frames (new & used), canvases (new & used), supplies for pottery, print making, gel medium, plein air painting, large sheet fine artist papers for pastel, watercolor, calligraphy, etc. and a whole lot more. We try to price our store at internet prices! Feel free to call us at (208) 932-0893 to do a price check on an item for you.
Becky Jenkins has been keeping the Paint Your Own Pottery studio filled with fun pieces for you to glaze or paint. We have ready-to-glaze pieces for every holiday, including Valentine's Day hearts, heart boxes and leprechauns & clovers for Saint Patrick's Day.
Ceramics are priced very low! Prices are all inclusive ... no hourly studio fee like other ceramic shops and prices start at $1.00. Most pieces are $5.00 - $10.00 total.
We have openings in our after-school art classes. Classes are year-round, once a week. Students will learn paintings, drawing, sculpture, paper mache ... pretty much every art medium taught at the Idaho Art Lab. This is for the young artist who is serious about learning art. Classes are fun but challenging.
We offer many workshops on demand. We do not put out a schedule, we will set up a workshop to work with your needs. Please call us at (208) 932-0893 to schedule. Please schedule 2 weeks ahead so that we can advertise for other students. We never cancel a workshop due to few particpants so may get a change for a one-on-one instruction experience. View our Workshops page at www.idahoartlab.org/workshops
Here is a sampling of workshops on the schedule at this time. Bad timing? Schedule at your convenience!
* Certification workshops teach you how to use the lab's equipment so you can begin to rent that Lab for $5.00/hour ($3.00 with a punch card)
Daniel and Kara will be leading a multi-day artist retreat lodging & learning course in Yellowstone National Park this summer. Dates will be finalized soon based on participant's feedback. To learn more or sign up, contact Daniel or Kara Hidalgo at the Idaho Art Lab at (208) 932-0893.
|The Arts in East Idaho|
The Idaho Art Lab has East Idaho art organization's calendars, newsletter and event flier posted on our Regional Arts News bulletin board just inside our front door. You can also grab a brochure for all the art organizations from Island Park to Pocatello as well as the Teton Valley. We also try to share information about the region's art events on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/IdahoArtLab (opens in a new window) and on our Regional Arts Calendar so you can stay up to date on what is happening around the region in the Arts. Lastly, our website's home page has links to all the region's art organizations in the far right column.
Below are links to east Idaho's visual art organizations!
From all of the volunteers here at the Idaho Art Lab (About Us), thank you for your continued support.
Drop by anytime we are open (M - F, 12pm - 7pm) for a tour to see all that we have to offer.
See you at the Lab!