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the outward appearance of things,
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Mountain Home Arts Council, INC.


"Our performance season is made possible by a generous community of funders who support our efforts to promote & present varied artistic and cultural events. Please join us in thanking them for their support of the arts and their commitment to arts education."

City of Mountain Home

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Upcoming Events

November Events



The Mountain Home Arts Council will host An Evening of Contemporary Piano with Jason Farnham Piano Concert on Nov. 22 at the First Congregational Church (515 E 15th N, Mountain Home). Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the program will begin at 7 pm. Tickets—$10 Adults, $8 Seniors & Active Military, $5 Students—will be available two weeks prior at Lucky Perk, Common Ground Coffee, as well as at Art at the Inn, an exhibition of local visual artists, on Nov. 12 at the Hampton Inn and Suites, and at the door.

An Evening of Piano with Jason Farnham delights audiences around the U.S., again and again. Fans have affectionately dubbed him "Schroeder" from Peanuts because of his toy piano, his witty Victor Borge-style piano comedy antics and the clever way he interacts with the audience. The variety includes contemporary romantic piano, jazz, bossa nova, blues, stride piano, and classical with a modern twist!

Jason Farnham of San Francisco Bay, CA is truly the "International Entertainer of Contemporary Piano Music." The newest addition to his piano show has become his staple track: Fur Elise with a techno-rock beat: "Fur Crying Out Loud Elise, Let's Dance!" And Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca has now become "Rondo Alla Techno." Fans of Mannheim Steamroller and rich piano instrumentals will find much to love here. Jason Farnham is a first-class entertainer, and his show is sure to leave the audience smiling.

Raised in Northeast Ohio, Jason began playing the piano at the age of four. He studied piano with numerous teachers and was classically trained. Later in high school and his college years at Ohio University, he began crafting his own style of music. A diverse composer, producer and songwriter, his song "Rock Star", from the album "Barriers", was placed in 2 feature films, "Bobby Khan's Ticket to Hollywood" (2011), "American High School" (2009), and a number of commercials. "Morning Coffee", from the same album, was featured on the Filter Magazine Channel on all American Airlines flights for the month of January 2009. Most recently, Jason composed the music for the "The Brick People", a documentary that chronicles the legacy of the Mexican immigrants who worked at Simons Brickyard in Montebello, CA during the early part of the 20th Century. Other projects include music for a BMW commercial, a Google/YouTube "My Business Story" ad campaign and Fox Movie Classics Commercial: "Office Space: The Musical". Through Studio 51 Music, Jason also provides background music for Harpo Productions, and one of his tracks was selected as the theme song for "The Dr. Oz Show" (Season 2009-2010). His score for the short comedy film "You Are What You Eat" earned him a Platinum Remi Award at the 2011 Houston International Film Festival.

Jason's music has also been licensed and used in numerous public service announcements, promos, and election campaigns. Visit www.jasonfarnham.com to keep up with the most recent news, and to sample Jason's six albums.
The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC), the statewide nonprofit organization devoted to enhancing public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the humanities in Idaho, awarded $68,165 in grants to organizations and individuals this spring, 2016. Thirty-four awards include 26 grants for public humanities programs, seven Teacher Incentive Grants, and one Planning Grant. The competitive grants were supported in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and IHC's Endowment for Humanities Education. The Mountain Home Arts Council was awarded and received $1,000 for a community reading project featuring Sue Monk Kidd's novel The Secret Life of Bees. A performance based on the book by Literature to Life was presented to the community and to students at the Mtn. Home High School who read the book in English classes this school year.

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Gearing up for our annual Patron Drive, our largest fundraiser of the season. If you would like to be involved, donate, or know what is going on in the season, you can be added to our email list. Send your info to mh-arts@qwestoffice.net