Buhl Arts Council, Buhl Public Library, Magic Valley HealthNet Coalition (asset
building promotion organization), Castleford Men's Club, Arctic Circle
Restaurant, Home Town Cookin’ and the
A. Provide youth with a greater understanding about a variety of Visual Arts techniques.
B. Build self-esteem through creating of craft project.
C. Increase interest in non-fiction literature.
D. Increase awareness about the Asset Building Program.
E. Build community awareness through project collaborations
F. Provide youth with creative alternatives.
2006-07 exhibits to include:
Sept-Oct Smithsonian “Key Ingredients”
& “Buhl Centennial –
Food for Everyone” Celebrating the history of food in
Oct 19-Dec 19
Dec 20-Feb 28 Terry
Halberts “Our National Parks” Photographs of our National
Parks. Breath taking large scale black and white photography depicting the
beauty of our National Parks with an emphasis on the parks in and around
March-April Lisa Holly animal prints and Mickey Tanner jewelry Sun Valley based Lisa Holly creates wonderful renditions of our favorite local wildlife, but look a little closer and discover a whole caste of characters hiding within the primary image. Mickey Tanner creates wonderful treasures from precious and semi precious stones and other found objects.
April-May Area High School Youth Exhibit and ESCAPE Exhibit Celebrate the successes and talents of our area youth.
In the year 2000, the Buhl Arts
Council established the ESCAPE (Eighth Street Center Arts Program Extreme) to
provide area youth with an after school opportunity to explore a variety of
artistic disciplines not traditionally available through the public school art
classes. ESCAPE is a venue for youth to interact with professional
artists and have hands-on experiences with art. Our goal is to promote a
relationship between the arts and youth with the hopes of building self-esteem
and community pride. The ESCAPE program is currently in its forth year.
Fifteen students are allowed to enroll in each of the six programs through the recommendation of Mrs. Wright. Instructors (usually one artist and one educator) lead the intensive sessions that are 2 1/2 to 3 hours a week from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for 6 weeks.
New to the program last year was a focus on public art. This is in response to the large City Revitalization project that has begun in the spring of 2003. Each of the six sessions will be asked to create a piece of artwork to be installed in a public venue. Local officials from the Economic Development Council, the Chamber of Commerce and the City Mayor will assist the youth in choosing venues and subjects for the artwork and attend a dedication ceremony for the instillation. The goal of this is to continue introducing youth to the importance of community pride and the role that public art can play in a community.
At the end of the school year there will be an ESCAPE exhibit at the
The ESCAPE program this year is a collaboration between the Buhl Arts Council, The Magic Valley Health Net Coalition and the Buhl Middle School “A+A” Program. Program made possible through funding from the “21st Century Learning Grant” through the
Objectives of the ESCAPE Program
The performances and Artist led education
activities that have been previously available at the schools have either been
privately scheduled by the educators or through the National School Assemblies.
The Buhl Art Council began scheduling Artists-in-residencies, school clinics
and performances with the
This is the third year the Buhl Arts Council will conduct a performing arts program with the local schools. It has been a wonderful way to open the doors of communication between the schools and the Council. Over 75% of the youth in the Castleford Schools are ESL and 80% qualify for the free lunch program due to their families income level. Most of these youth have few opportunities to experience the arts. The roster of performers for the BAC ’03-’04 season has an emphasis on performers who specialize in “culturally” focused performances that should appeal to the youth.
Principals in both the Buhl and
The Buhl Elementary School Principal, Helen Brown, gave the Arts Council a wonderful compliment when she told us, "In the past I have found my performances privately or through the National School Assemblies, I have been so happy with the performances that the Arts Council is presenting. The next time National School Assemblies call, I would like to tell them that I am solely working through our local arts council.”. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The following performers will be providing Performances /Clinics to the Buhl and
October: Rani Arbo: Wicked percussion, sublime lead singing, great harmonies, sparkling original songs and a deep repertoire. A young, hip, crackerjack string band in love with American music. Start with a fiddle, a guitar, and a standup bass. Add a cardboard box with a suitcase bass drum and tin can cymbals, played by an ex-rock and zydeco drummer. Over that fine groove, hang Rani Arbo's expressive alto, seamless four-part harmonies, and a splash of banjo and ukulele, and you have it. (Three school programs) For more information visit: www.raniarbo.com.
November: Living Voices: Native Vision The
experience of Native Americans in the 1930's and 1940's. A Navajo girl Explores
her family's past while struggling to keep her Culture in a government-run
boarding school. Her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world is
Brought to life as her community joins the
December 8: Jim Jarret: Vincent Jarret offers a full-length productions that “bring power and magic of live theater to as many children and adults in as many communities as possible. Jarret’s production of Leonard Nimoy’s Vincent (a story of artist, Vincent Van Gough) enters its ninth season of touring the world. Includes Desserts. (Two school programs) For more information visit: www.jimjarret.com.
December: Local Caroling: Caroling:
February 14: Paul Tillotson: jazz piano Born in
April 20: Cascada
de Flores CASCADA DE FLORES is
rapidly becoming part of the SF Bay Area’s musical vocabulary. The trio,
with its talent and passion for the rich cultural heritage of
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For the most current scheduling of any of our educational or outreach programs please see the Calendar of Events.