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Wingtip Moves Downtown

And Boise artist Annabel Armstrong heads to India

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In mid-October, local artist and former Boise Weekly contributor Annabel Armstrong will leave Boise to work on a project in Sarnath, India.

New Delhi native Kaveri Singh and her husband, T.J., artists currently living in Los Angeles, were commissioned to do a massive mural project in a Sarnath school's main assembly hall. They invited Armstrong and seven other volunteer artists to help. The murals will grace all four walls of the 8,400-square-foot space and depict scenes from Buddha's life in the style of traditional Indian miniature painting.

"It's an important project not just in its scope, but also in its location," said Armstrong.

The project will take six months to complete, but Armstrong will only stay for three.

Here in Boise, Wingtip Press made a much shorter pilgrimage in late September. Amy Nack's printmaking studio made the move from West Boise to downtown, opening in a new space at 500 S. Eighth St.

The studio originally began offering workshops on the art of printmaking and book arts, and provided studio space for artists to use in the retrofitted first floor and garage of Nack's home.

"Now, being in a commercial space, especially in this cultural district, we hope that more people will be aware of the opportunities and the printmaking resources that we have," said Nack.

Nack also hopes Wingtip's partnership with Boise State's printmaking group, Red Circle Press, can be further expanded.

Artist Marianne Konvalinka will lead workshops on mixed media collage on both wood and canvas with layering and texture techniques at the forefront. The workshops are Oct. 15, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and cost $150, including all supplies. For more info or to reserve a spot, call 208-447-8457 or email info@wingtippress.com.

Moving from the analog world to the digital, Boise State Communication Department Assistant Professor Daehwan Cho's exhibit ABST-RED opens in the Student Union Gallery with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.

According to the gallery, the exhibit explores digital technology using video, audio, computer graphics and video installation. Cho's exhibit comprises a group of small televisions, each broadcasting the image of a flickering candle. The flame on the screen will move in time with a large fan pointed at the sets.

ABST-RED will remain on display until Sunday, Nov. 4.

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