July’s featured artists announced

Art Walk

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 2.32.07 PMBAKER CITY — New art shows will be showcased throughout the month of July.


Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave.

Crossroads is welcoming a showcase of fine art sculptures from Boise for the July show, which opens at 5:30 p.m. July 7 for the First Friday art walk.

The show, titled “Faculty, Students & Alumni of the Boise Sculptors Guild” will feature the work of 18 artists.

Since 2002, the Boise Sculptors’ Guild has been an active student group at Boise State University. Consisting of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty advisors, the guild consists of practicing artists concentrating in sculpture who advocate for the awareness and preservation of sculpture in the Treasure Valley through community outreach.

“Crossroads is excited to present this diverse body of challenging work from the students and faculty at Boise State University,” said Ginger Savage, Crossroads director. “This type of diverse show highlights the multitude of possibilities with sculpture and will allow Boise State students to participate in the installation and be hands on in creating the vision of this show.”

This month’s show is sponsored by Dennis and Terri Axness, with music by Nancy Ames and refreshments by Friends of Crossroads. Participating artists will be on hand throughout the evening from 5:30-8 p.m. The show will close on July 29.


Peterson’s Gallery, 1925 Main St.

For the month of July, renowned photographer Amy Martin-Friedman will be featuring her new show, “In the Darkness, I Find Light” — a compelling series of photographs shot exclusively at night. The show opens at 6 p.m. July 7.

“I’m a lover of light,” she said. “My work has always been about the shadow details — the early morning capture of the sun awakening or quickly falling to its sleep. Now I challenge myself shooting in darkness when I photograph rock ‘n’ roll bands or setting up during dusk to shoot as the sun leaves the earth and find a small glimmer of light.”

Martin-Friedman is also known for her “A Day in My Shoes” project, which over nine years has raised money to bring awareness to domestic violence.

She has traveled the country and beyond, photographing women wearing their favorite shoes and sharing their stories. She’s just returned from the Midwest, where she photographed her 18th series.

In the fall of 2016, she was chosen from a thousand women for the Neiman Marcus “Faces of Beauty” campaign — one of five women honored for making a difference in their communities. She was nominated for “A Day in My Shoes.”

“I was absolutely shocked,” she said. “The last year has been an amazing year of epic
accomplishments.”

She will have “A Day in My Shoes” merchandise at Peterson’s during July, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to MayDay in Baker City, which helps victims of domestic violence.


Broderick Gallery, 1802 Main St.

Pete LaForge will be the featured artist at Broderick Gallery for July, beginning July 7.

He was born and raised in Montana and has lived throughout the West. His show will
feature mostly oils with a few acrylic, completed from the 1970s to now.

“I love the mountains and streams and the great outdoors,” he said. “I’ve always liked to draw and paint and studied art at a small school in Colorado.”

He paints — or draws or sketches — nearly every day.

“For me, I guess, painting is a kind of therapy,” he said.


Short Term Gallery, 1813 Main St.

Beginning Friday evening, Anne Carr’s drawings will be featured during July at Short Term. Her favorite subjects include horses and the West.

“My drawings tell a story,” she said. “They begin long before my pencil touches the paper. Ideas germinate in my mind sometimes for years before I act on them. When I work on a drawing, I focus on blending pencil strokes to evoke the scratchiness of a saddle blanket, the rich patina of a hard leather saddle, the delicate softness of a child’s face.”


Baker Orpheum Theater, 1821 Main St.

The Baker Orpheum, which is under reconstruction by Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre, will be open until 8 p.m. July 7 and 8. There will be a photo booth fundraiser for the Orpheum Project — $5.99 for a 4-by-6 photo. Other items for sale will include T-shirts, ceramic cups, soda, water, candy bars, popcorn and murals on canvas painted by Lynn Proudfoot. All proceeds go to the restoration project.

-Lisa Britton, Go!

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