The Visual Arts Guild of the Mountain Home Arts Council is pleased to announce their 13th annual Spring Art Show. This showcase of local artisanship will be hosted by The Mountain Home Public Library on May 5-6, from 10 am to 6 pm. With a wide variety of mediums ranging from digital works, watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings to woodworking, fine jewelry, wood burning, carving, and photography, there is something for everyone. Everything displayed will also be available for purchase with prices for this show capped at $100. We are delighted to feature the works of Bryanna Strom, Conne Miller, Dan Schacht, Danette Riley, Dara Leah Corvus, Heidi Wilson, Levi Mecham, KC Duerig, Krystalynn Raab, Lilie Juarez, Matthew Swenson, Rob Riley, Tracey Van Etten, Itsuka Kerbo, Bryson Yagues, and Beth Routhier.
Arts Council, Library to Host Idaho Writer in Residence CMarie Fuhrman
Friday, May 12
5:30 PM Reception
7 PM Reading and Q&A
Mountain Home Public Library, 790 N 10th E
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Mountain Home, ID—The Literary Arts Committee of the Mountain Home Arts Council in partnership with the Mountain Home Public Library will host the Spring Coffee House featuring Idaho Writer in Residence CMarie Fuhrman at 7 pm on Friday, May 12, in the commons of the library. The program will include a reading by Fuhrman followed by a Q&A. A meet-and-greet reception sponsored by the Idaho Commission on the Arts will also precede the program at 5:30 pm. This social event is one in a series across Idaho and part of Fuhrman’s Writer in Residence project called “Idaho Between the Lines,” bringing Idaho writers together, including those who have been participating in the IdaPost Postcard project, which has been a significant part of Fuhrman’s work over the past two years. All are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served.
CMarie Fuhrman is the author of Camped Beneath the Dam: Poems (Floodgate 2020) and co-editor of Native Voices (Tupelo 2019). She has published poetry and nonfiction in multiple journals including Emergence Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, Cutthroat a Journal of the Arts, Whitefish Review, Poetry Northwest, Platform Review, as well as several anthologies. CMarie is a regular columnist for the Inlander, translations editor for Broadsided Press, non-fiction editor for High Desert Journal, and Director of the Elk River Writers Workshop. She teaches nature writing and poetry for the low residency MFA at Western Colorado University. She resides in the mountains of West Central Idaho with her partner Caleb and their dogs Carhartt and Cisco.
Idaho’s Writer in Residence is the highest literary recognition accorded an Idaho writer and those selected embody preeminent quality in the literary field. In assuming the title of Writer in Residence Fuhrman joins literary luminaries such as Diane Raptosh (2013), Anthony Doerr (2007) and Kim Barnes (2004).
OPEN MIC NIGHT!
Beginning January 20, 6 PM
Mountain Home Public Library (790 N 10th E)
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Mountain Home, ID—The Literary Committee of the Mountain Home Arts Council and the Mountain Home Public Library have announced plans to host an open mic every third Friday of the month, beginning January 20. Local singer/songwriter Billy Splash will emcee the programs at the library, 790 N 10th E. Writers, poets, singer/songwriters, comedians, and other performing artists are invited to share their art. Sign-ups will begin at 5:30 pm—first come, first serve—and the program begins at 6 pm. While this is an open event aimed at showcasing local artists and fostering creative expression, we ask that performers keep in mind that the program is meant to be family friendly. Performance time: 5 to 7 minutes. Refreshments will be served and available for purchase.
Upcoming dates include January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, and December 15.
Mountain Home Arts Council community events and educational outreach programs are supported in part by grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Western States Arts Federation, the Idaho Humanities Council, a state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Whittenberger Foundation, the Mountain Home Air Force Base Officers’ Spouses’ Club, St. Luke’s Foundation, and First Interstate Bank, as well as the generous support of the City of Mountain Home, Hampton Inn/Johnson Brothers Hospitality, Idaho Power, Mountain Home News, El-Wyhee Hi-Lites, Winger’s, and other local business and individual patrons.
Local Journal Seeks Original Writing, Visual Art
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The Whistle Pig, a Southwestern Idaho literary journal published annually by the Mountain Home Arts Council, is now accepting writing and art submissions for its fifteenth volume, which will be published in Fall 2023. The journal seeks original short stories, poems, memoir, personal musings, drama, song lyrics, and other short literary pieces; it also features a variety of visual art such as drawings, paintings, and photography.
SPECIAL THEME: Uncertainty—Will it provoke awe, wonder, fear?
DEADLINE: All entries must be submitted by Monday, May 1, 2023. Those selected for publication will receive one complimentary copy.
Email submissions to email@example.com with subject “The Whistle Pig submission.”
Art work may also be submitted to Brenda Raub at the Mountain Home High School.
*Include a cover sheet with a brief biography (approximately 50 words), name, address, email, and phone number.
*Prose: no more than 5,000 words.*Poetry: Three pages or 1,200 words, appropriate spacing. *Font size: 12 pt., Times New Roman.*Include, in the upper-right-hand corner, a header on each page stating title and page number (please no name; submissions are judged anonymously).*All writing must be original and production ready. The editorial committee reserves the right to make small adjustments in the writing such as spelling, punctuation and usage. *Visual Art should be no more than 8 1/2 by 11 inches or in digital format. The work will be published in black and white except on the cover. The selection committee for these works will be members of the Visual Arts Guild.
For more information contact:
Chris DeVoreEditor, The Whistle Pig, a Southwestern Idaho Literary JournalExecutive Director, Mountain Home Arts Councilliteraryarts@mharts.org(208) 587-3706
Community Canvas of MoHo, a public art campaign of the Mountain Home Arts Council created by Brenda Raub, Amber Cobos, and Eric Tautfest, is an outdoor gallery giving visual artists an opportunity to be seen by the public and the public the opportunity to view and admire the talents of our local community. We currently have 160 beautiful murals, spanning 8 blocks of downtown Mountain Home. We start painting the second week of June and have a reveal on the 4th of July.For more information please visit the Community Canvas of MoHo Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Visual Arts Guild provides display venues for area
visual artists and assists with their identified needs.
In addition to Community Canvas, these events
feature the work of our local artists!
Meetings: Second Monday , 7:00 pm @ the MH Public Library
Art at the Inn
A social evening at the Hampton Inn. Mingle with local artists.
Art will be exhibited by the Visual Arts Guild and will be
available for purchase. Out of the Box items support the
scholarship program for graduating seniors.
Catered by Smoky Mountain. TBD
Spring Art Show
One of the artists’ favorite shows—The Visual Arts Guild
artists display and sell their art for under $100. This event is
held at the MH Public Library in conjunction with the
Friends of the Library book sale. MAY 5 & 6, 2023
For more information, visit The Guild’s Facebook page: