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1st Thursday: R. Grey Gallery

Sometimes wall art gets all the credit.


Sometimes wall art gets all the credit. This First Thursday from 5-9 p.m., Boise State University Art Department's Art Metals Program gives metal arts their due, hosting its annual silent auction at R. Grey Gallery, with proceeds benefiting the Art Metals Studio and the Art Metals Visiting Art Program.

Artwork for sale includes sculptures and accessories--necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belt buckles and rings--made by students and alumni of the Art Metals Program. Boise State Professor Anika Smulovitz, whose work is included in the Jewish Museum of New York's permanent collection, will donate her own artwork to the auction.

The metal arts inspire passion and commitment. Student Peter Kurst is an art metals frequent flier, having taken eight art metal classes through Boise State's program, which he said has done more than teach him artistic skills: It's helped him get his own art metal business off the ground.

Auction and bidding on the artwork is open through the end of April.