Events

Soul Searching Events:

Take time to enjoy all the aspects of Art & Soul of the Magic Valley!  Several of our Venues will be showcasing their artist(s) during this community-wide event.

Thursday, April 13th:

All are invited to the official Kick-Off Celebration for the 7th Annual Art & Soul of the Magic Valley from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts, home of the Magic Valley Arts Council. Delight your senses with food, friends, and fun as we unveil this year’s art. Enjoy live music and be among the first to register to vote! 195 River Vista Place. For more information contact the Arts Council at  734-ARTS (2787) or see the official Art & Soul website: www.MagicValleyHasArt.com

Friday, April 14th:

Kurt’s Pharmacy & Hallmark will be hosting an open house for Dave Swain from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  1202 Filer Ave. E. in the Lynwood shopping center.  734-8177, KurtsPharmacyHallmark.com.

Disenchanted! The Hilarious Hit Musical, presented by the Orpheum Theater, April 14th & 15th at 7:30 pm. Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you – and what you thought about princesses will never be the same! 146 Main Ave. N., 595-2600.  Ticket Prices: $10 Balcony, $12 Orchestra, $15 Mezzanine, $50 Per Box orpheumtwinfalls.com/

Saturday, April 15th:

SavMor Drug will host a party for their three artists from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Come have a delicious old-fashioned glass bottle of Coca-Cola and homemade treats.  Music will be provided by the Act IV Saxophone Quartet, with a painting demonstration by artist Tami Aufderheide.  Location will be either the front or back of the store depending on the progress of the downtown renovation. 139 Main Ave. W., 733-8323, www.mygnp.com

Deseret Book will be hosting an open house for Gary Rasmussen from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Come by and meet Gary then browse their wide selection of popular & Christian books, music, movies, home decor, jewelry & more! 1434 Pole Line Rd. E, 734-6781, www.deseretbook.com.

Sponsored by Commercial Creamery, gather with Art Hoag & friends to celebrate the many talented Art & Soul artists who have their work showcased at both Mary Alice Park and Venue 632.  Refreshments and live music at both locations, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Mary Alice Park 436 Main Ave. N. and Venue 632 at 632 Main Ave. N.  For more information see www.maryalicepark.org

Monday, April 17th:

Celebrate Outdoor Sculpture today with three artist receptions featuring our outdoor artists: 

Come visit Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore this evening for an artist reception from 5:00 -7:00 pm and see Levi Bennett’s reclaimed metal sculpture “Bench.”  Refreshments and music by Jon Gibson.  Wine generously provided by Holesinsky Winery in Buhl.  639 Eastland South.  735-1233, HabitatMagicValley.org/restore/

Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services of Idaho will be hosting an Artist Introduction and Open House Reception from 5:30 – 6:30 pm for their artist Jack Netz.  Jack will also have other metal sculpture work on display and for sale at this event. 502 2nd Ave. N., 733-0991. SerenityFuneralChapel.com

TitleFact will be hosting a gathering in honor of Travis Emmen’s large sculpture “My Favorite Thing.”  5:30 – 7:00 pm with light refreshments and beverages.  163 4th Ave. N., 733-3821, TitleFact.com

Tuesday, April 18th:

Join your South End venue neighbors this evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for a joint reception honoring their many artists. Terry’s Heating and Air located at 1535 Kimberly Rd. will be serving cheese, small savory foods, wine and punch. 734-4376, TerrysHeating.comQuale’s Electronics will be featuring desserts and fruit across the street, 1730 Kimberly Rd., 733-4910, QualesTV.com.

Wednesday, April 19th:

10:00 am – noon, two events combined!  Meet 6 Terrific Artists at Joslin Field – Magic Valley Regional Airport. James Deitrick, Carol Irving, Kathy LilyField, David Mensing, Stephanie VanDiest, and Pam Yates. Refreshments will be served with Entertainment provided by MUSIC MAGIC EVENTS. Ribbon Cutting & Celebration of Architectural Art. Make a round-trip tour of your airport’s terminal expansion project. Celebrate its completion with local dignitaries, architect Martin Hahle, and Peterson Brothers Construction.  Art & Soul voter registration will be available.  492 Airport Loop, 736-0870.

Middlekauff Ford Lincoln will present a wine & cheese tasting event from 5:00 – 7:00 pm to honor their seven distinguished artists.  Visit with your friends, enjoy the art, and check out Middlekauff’s extensive selection of available vehicles. 1243 Blue Lakes Blvd. N.  For more information call 736-2480, www.bigmdirect.com

Canyon Crest will host an artist reception in the dining room of Canyon Crest honoring Paula Dodd from 6:00 – 8:00pm  with passed appetizers and a no host bar.  Dodd’s Great Barrier Reef Turtle Mandala will be on display!  At 7:00 pm join artist, Paula Dodd, for our traditional wine pairing dinner.  This month’s featured winery is Federalist.  Federalist Wines were created to pay homage to our Founding Fathers. Bold men of principle, whose pioneering spirit helped make the United States the great country it is today.   Each month Canyon Crest hosts a multi-course wine pairing dinner, each course carefully designed to showcase fresh ingredients paired with the perfect wine. These dinners feature a unique menu designed to enhance the appreciation and enjoyment of wine. Paula will also provide fun, interactive entertainment with her African Djembe Drum and Native American Flute!  We are excited to share this wine experience with Paula Dodd and Art and Soul. Reservations are required, so call now to reserve your place at the table.  733-9392.  More information available at www.CanyonCrestDining.com

Thursday, April 20th:

Snack on delicious theatre popcorn while visiting with artist Sharon Breshears at the Orpheum Theatre from 1-3 pm, 146 Main Ave. N., 595-2600

Don’t miss the best of CSI visual arts students!  This special exhibit, April 11th – May 13th at the Herrett Center for Arts & Science, features the juried works of CSI arts students across mediums.  Jean B. King Gallery of Contemporary Art at the Herrett Center for Arts & Science, 315 Falls Ave.  Museum front desk: 732-6655.  Tuesdays & Fridays 9:30 am – 9:00 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Saturdays 1:00 – 9:00 pm. herrett.csi.edu

“The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies,” presented by the College of Southern Idaho Fine Arts Center.  All noise contains pure tone.  In this concert, CSI faculty member Scott Farkas performs John Luther Adams’ foundational work for solo percussion. This evening length piece for solo percussion and pre-recorded sounds searches to find and reveal the choirs of complex inner voices of pure tones within the complex sonorities of percussion instruments. Listeners will traverse the topographies of eight unique sonic fields derived from the inherent resonances of the instruments involved: Snare Drums, large Bass Drums, Triangles, Cymbals, large Gong, and even a Siren.  This evening of music will be at once aggressive and introspective; bombastic and crystalline soft; hurdling and still. Audience members will be thoroughly engaged in an evening of dramatic musical performance that will leave them discussing and reveling in the possibilities of music and sound itself at its conclusion. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for CSI or high school and under students.  Tickets are available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, at the door, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu. Seating is limited to 100 people, 7:30 pm.

Friday, April 21st:

Monastery of the Ascension, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Hospice Visions and The Artist’s Atelier Present the 2nd annual “Art for Hospice” art exhibit and fundraiser to benefit the Visions of Home hospice house where residents receive round the clock comfort, care and love – every step of the way, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.  Monastery of the Ascension 541 East 100 South in Jerome.  735-0121, http://www.hospicevisions.org/events.php

Join your friends at Everton Mattress and Furniture Gallery, 347 Pole Line Rd., for an Art & Soul reception from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres prepared by Richard Berger, the executive chef and General Manager at Canyon Crest Dining & Event Center.  No host bar. 733-8373 www.evertonmattress.com

“Titanic” presented by the Orpheum Theater, Friday April 21st & Saturday 22nd – 7:30pm, Matinee Saturday April 22nd – 2:30 pm.  84 years after that ill-fated night a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the exploratory vessel, the Keldysh about her life. Set in April 10th, 1912 on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio, win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. An elderly Rose recounts her time aboard the majestic ship from departure until the death of Titanic – April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.  146 Main Ave. N., 595-2600.  Call for ticket prices and availability. orpheumtwinfalls.com/

Saturday, April 22nd:

Bring the whole family for lunch and join Chick-fil-A as they host  a meet the artist event with Carl Rowe from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.  There will be a drawing game for kids with a free dessert award.  1631 Blue Lakes Blvd N., 735-5010, https://www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/ID/Twin-Falls

Monastery of the Ascension, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Hospice Visions and The Artist’s Atelier Present the 2nd annual “Art for Hospice” art exhibit and fundraiser to benefit the Visions of Home hospice house where residents receive round the clock comfort, care and love – every step of the way, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.  Monastery of the Ascension 541 East 100 South in Jerome.  735-0121, http://www.hospicevisions.org/events.php

Join the Art & Soul throng as we gather in Historic Downtown Twin Falls for the annual “Art & Soul Stroll.”  Wander among the many shops, restaurants, showrooms, lobbies and studios as we appreciate art and satisfy our many appetites.  Many of the venues will be having Art & Soul specials, open houses, and meet-and-greet artist receptions during the event.  Check with the venues for details on times of specials activities that they may have planned.  As always, businesses displaying art will be identified by the yellow Art & Soul flag.  Pick up a copy of the Limited Edition Souvenir Program to see all the downtown venues participating in Art & Soul this year.  For information contact Cheryl at Design 125, 733-1256, Design125.com.

Known Art & Soul Stroll events in Historic Downtown Twin Falls include:

Come meet Mimi Ford & Michele Hamilton at Jensen Ringmakers from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  Refreshments will be served including select wines from Holesinsky Vineyard & Winery.  109 Main Ave. E.,  734-7020.  Jensen-Jewelers.com.

Meet Dave LaMure, Jr. at Design 125 where he will showcase his bronze Bison Vessel from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Dave is planning a super cool participation project for all who attend! Light refreshments will be served along with live entertainment. Maps & additional information about the Historic Downtown “Art & Soul Stroll” are available at Design 125 or at Design125.com.  125 Main Ave. W., 733-1256.

Hands On will be hosting an artist open house starting at 4:00pm.  Free studio fees during the event!  Refreshments will be served.  Come meet Elaine Fuehrer and discover some tips on how to create with glass.  Elaine learned some of the techniques she now uses in her art at Hands On.  147 Shoshone St. N., 736-4475.  HandsOnStudio.com.

The Brass Monkey will host a reception for Rosi Martinez Eckert & Kay Seurat from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while meeting & greeting the artists.  124 Main Ave. N.  944-9452.  BrassMonkeyClothing.com.

We’re celebrating the youth artists at an Art & Soul Youth Reception at the Magic Valley Mall from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.  All youth artists are encouraged to bring their families & friends to show off their talents!  Snacks provided. 1485 Pole Line Rd. E.  The Magic Valley Mall is open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm so plan on browsing at your favorite shops before and after the event.  MagicValleyMall.com.  For more information call the Magic Valley Arts Council at 734-ARTS(2787).

Monday, April 24th:

Come by Great Harvest Bread Co. and grab a fresh loaf of bread or a handcrafted sandwich.  Admire the watercolor painting of Elizabeth LaRowe and get your loyalty card punched.  Great Harvest handcrafts bread daily using pure and simple ingredients.  Each morning we fresh-grind premium whole wheat in the bakery and blend it with wholesome ingredients like yeast, salt and honey.  The result is bread that tastes simply amazing.  727 Blue Lakes Blvd. N., 329-6253, twinfallsid.greatharvestbread.com/

Bring the kids to Rodda Paint for a special activity from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and enjoy the work by Kirk Jensen. 1280 Filer Ave. E, 733-5333, roddapaint.com

Visit Nielson Family Chiropractic from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and meet artists Carly Robinson and Nicole Kindred. 1330 Filer Ave. E., 733-2322, NielsonFamilyChiropractic.com

Tuesday, April 25th:

Come meet Dan Looney of Meridian tonight at Freedom Auto Finders from 5:00 – 7:00 pm to discuss his prolific painting career.  Holesinsky Winery from Buhl will generously host the wine for this event.  365 Blue Lakes Blvd. N., 734-3000, FreedomAutoFinders.com

Wednesday, April 26th:

CSI Arts on Tour and the Magic Valley Arts Council presents Olé!  Paul Morocco, Guillermo de Endaya, and Marcial Heredia perform together in Olé, a celebration of music and comedy.  Watch as three fiery Latin machos (who also happen to be flamenco guitar virtuosos) fight for their pride while playing, spinning and throwing their Spanish guitars.  Olé has all the exhilarating sounds from the rhythms of flamenco, salsa, swing, blues, jazz and pop. The Gipsy Kings Meets the Marx Brothers, Olé is a unique combination of zany slapstick, dueling guitars and virtuoso musicianship. 7:30 pm at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, 315 Falls Ave. Ticket prices: $24 adults, $14 children HS and under.  Tickets may be purchased at the box office, by calling (208) 732-6288, or online at www.csi.edu/artsontour.

Thursday, April 27th:

Roll with Snake Harley-Davidson on April 27-29 for the Season Opener event. There will be test rides, product demos, food and prizes. Each day will feature fun events like a fashion show, live music, drawings and displays along with sales and shopping specials. 2404 Addison Ave. E.  Visit Snake Harley-Davidson for more info.

College of Southern Idaho Theater Department presents, “Antigonick.”  April 26-29 and May 3-6 at 7:30 pm in the CSI Fine Arts Theater.  Ancient Greece looks suspiciously similar to the present day in the hands of world-renowned poet and MacArthur Genius Anne Carson. Antigone has lost two brothers but by law can only bury one. She takes a stand for her beliefs, pitting morality against patriotism, and in doing so starts a series of events that threaten the new-found national peace. It’s one of the most famous myths of all, told and re-told for more than two thousand years, but what use is a cautionary tale if no one heeds it? The CSI Theater, Dance, and Visual Arts Department join creative forces to bring Carson’s biting and thrilling translation of Antigone to life in a production that casts unexpected shadows on issues of loyalty and family.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. CSI students are eligible for two free tickets with a student I.D. CSI faculty/staff can get four tickets for $2. Tickets can be obtained at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office, or by calling 732-6288.

Friday, April 28th:

Magic Valley Arts Council presents Brown Bag Lecture Series: Your Life is YOUR Art.  Today’s lecture features Jan Mittleider who will be presenting, “Changing the Way We Age.”  Jan, retired CSI educator and current member of the CSI Board of Trustees, closes the series sharing ways our lives are a Masterpiece – Our Own Work of Art.  The lectures, which begin at noon, offer the benefits of adding art into your everyday life. Bring your lunch or order To Go from Elevation 486.  Twin Falls Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place.  For more information call 734-ARTS(2787).

Roll with Snake Harley-Davidson on April 27-29 for the Season Opener event. There will be test rides, product demos, food and prizes. Each day will feature fun events like a fashion show, live music, drawings and displays along with sales and shopping specials. 2404 Addison Ave. E.  Visit Snake Harley-Davidson for more info.

Magic Valley Symphony presents an all request “Krazy For Kids” pops concert.  The Maestro’s kid-friendly surprise concert promises a full program of fan requests likely to include iconic works of Mozart, Handel, Faure, Beethoven and maybe the best of Broadway showstoppers.  CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, 7:30 pm.  Tickets available from the box office or by calling (208) 732-6288. tickets.csi.edu

The Herrett Center for Arts & Science is the home of the Faulkner Planetarium – the largest planetarium theater in Idaho, seating 144 under a 50’ dome.  Shows are presented Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, Fridays at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Saturdays 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 7:00 and 8:00 pm.  Please see herrett.csi.edu for show schedules and ticket prices.  For more information contact the Herrett Center for Arts & Science at The College of Southern Idaho, 315 Falls Ave.  Museum front desk: (208) 732-6655.  Planetarium ticket sales: (208) 732-6655.

Saturday, April 29th:

Meet the artists on display at Snake Harley-Davidson on April 29. There will be test rides, product demos, food and prizes. Each day will feature fun events like a fashion show, live music, drawings and displays along with sales and shopping specials. 2404 Addison Ave. E.  Visit Snake Harley-Davidson for more info.

Voting closes today – Register to vote for your 14 favorite artists and/or 9 favorite Youth contestants.  Art & Soul voting headquarters is located inside the Twin Falls Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place.  Cast your votes at the Voting Headquarters until 8:00 pm or from any computer with your password.  Passwords are obtained by registering at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts.  Online voting officially closes at midnight Saturday, April 29th, 2017.

Thursday, May 4th:

What pairs better with classic Greek literature than an evening of jazz, wine, food, and conversation with friends? At 5:30 pm on Friday, May 5, CSI and the Magic Valley Arts Council will be offering Antigonick Director’s Circle, a special program at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts prior to that evening’s performance at CSI. Join fellow lovers of literature and theater for a pre-show presentation and discussion with Antigonick director Shane Brown, including live music, wine, and hors d’ouevres. The discussion will include the direction of Antigonick, the themes emphasized in the play, the design concepts used to highlight those themes, and the collaborative process that drew in dance and art. After mingling, eating, drinking, and discussing, attend the performance of Antigonick in special reserved seating at the CSI Fine Arts Theater. Ticket price includes admission to the pre-show discussion, hors d’oeuvres and wine at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts 195 River Vista Place, and reserved seating at the show. Tickets are $20 and are available at the CSI Box Office, the Magic Valley Arts Council, by calling 732-6288, or online at tickets.csi.edu

Saturday, May 6th:

You won’t want to miss the Art & Soul Awards Ceremony at the Orpheum Theater at 5:00 pm, 146 Main Ave. N.  Grab some refreshments and a comfy seat as the contest winners are announced for the general competition, the professionally judged competition, the youth categories, and the People’s Choice Venue award.  For more information call the Magic Valley Arts Council at 734-ARTS(2787).                                                                                                   *Please note that the Awards Ceremony will be held one week after the end of Art & Soul.

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful”.  CSI Community Education and the CSI Fine Arts Department invite you to immerse yourselves in the arts and grab a bite to eat. Don’t miss the CSI Spring Arts Experience, located on the CSI Fine Arts Center Back Lawn from noon – 5 pm.  Featuring visual and performing artists from around the valley and hands-on lessons throughout the day.  The Spring Arts Experience includes an Arts Fair featuring hands-on arts experiences, live demonstrations, exhibitions, and items for sale from over 40 artists in a wide variety of mediums and the Children’s Corner, a special mini arts experience at noon for the little ones featuring a clap, dance, and sing along with Mr. Don followed by Theater movement and games, a special art project, face painting, and cookies.  You can also drop in for free hands-on visual arts classes, dance classes, and listen to a great lineup of live music while you grab a bite to eat.