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Summer 2006


Help Us Celebrate: Food!

Most of us eat day in day out without giving a second thought to the wealth of history and
culture that shapes our dining habits and taste preferences. Our recipes, menus, ceremonies, and etiquette are directly shaped by our country’s rich immigrant experience, the history and innovations of food preparation technology, and the ever-changing availability of key ingredients


In honor of the 2006 Centennial Celebration of the City of Buhl, The Buhl Arts Council is proud to be presenting Key Ingredients: America by Food, a traveling exhibit hosted by the Smithsonian Institution in partnership with the Idaho Humanities Council. The Exhibit will be on display at the Eighth Street Center from September 8—October 14, 2006. For more information visit


Curated by Charles Camp, Key Ingredients: America by Food explores the connections between Americans and the foods they produce, prepare, preserve, and present at our tables.


The Buhl Arts Council is planning events, programs, and  a local exhibition to link our local food specialties to the national story told in the exhibition. Please contact the Buhl Arts Council (543-2888)  if you, your business or organization would like to participate in this opportunity to highlight the foods that represent our community.



Local Events: Please call 543-2888 for an update list of events and further details.


Buhl Museum: “Through the Kitchen Window,”

                  “Local Linens”

8th St Center:     Soil Conservation District: Youth Poster Contest

                  BSU Potato Sacks, Aug.- Oct.

                  Key Ingredients, Sept.-Oct.

                  Local Food Corporations Displays, Aug.-Oct.


8th St Center      Susan Sweetham – “Food Ways”, Sept.

                  Idaho Hist. Museum “Identifying old kitchen items”, 9/5

                  Arthur Hart “Heritage of Foods in Southern Idaho” Sept.

                  Commercially Grown Organics in the Magic Valley, Sept.

                  Packaging Perfection in Magic Valley:

                        Local food corporations unique packaging techniques

                  Regional Specialty Foods, Wednesdays 9/20, 9/27, 10/11

Buhl Public Library

                  Fabulous Food Movies, dinner & discussion series, Oct.

Other Events

      Key Ingredients Grand Opening and Slow Food Dinner, Sept. 8

      Buhl Annual Trout Festival, Sept. 29-30

      Rani Arbo Concert and 8th St Center Anniversary Dinner, Oct. 4

      Artsy Apron—Auction (Aprons decorated by artists), thru Oct.4


Thank you to our local partners, supporters, the Idaho Humanities Council, Smithsonian Institution, Idaho Commission on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.


Help coordinate our youth programs, become an AmeriCorps Member: The Buhl Arts
Council has been awarded the opportunity to bring on an Americorps member to work approximately 20 hours per week (Sept-Aug) to assist with the coordination of our youth programs. In exchange for their year of service, participants will develop skills and build a strong leadership resume. They will also receive a living allowance, an education award that can be used towards higher education, basic insurance, and possible childcare reimbursement. Call for more information 543-2888. Applications Due before July 28.


Plein Air 2006 Note Cards:
7 Note cards depicting downtown Buhl by artists: Gayle Barigar, Fred Choate, Joyce DeFord, John Horejs, Tricia May, KennyO, and Deanna Schrell. Proceeds Benefit Buhl Arts Council’s Public Arts Programs. Packs of 7 assorted cards/ envelopes. $10.00/ pack


President                                                         Carolyn Erickson

Board Members:          Shirley Anderson. Rich Stivers, Tara Martens, Carter Wilson, Patricia Billings, Kelly Murphey. Jim Thompson & Sharon Parks

At Large Member                                                                          Kathy Ruyts

Executive Director                                                                        Kelly Daluiso

Office Manager                                                                           Marty Wilson

Technical Consultant                                              S&S Audio- Robert Sigmon

8th St Center Facility Director                                                         Kathy Ruyts

8th St Center Manager/Chef                                                          LuAnn Stites

8th St Center Custodian                                                           Trudee Jackson


For the most current scheduling of any of our educational or outreach programs please contact the Buhl Arts Council at (208)543-2888.

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