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Art 21 Premiere


The PBS award-winning contemporary art series Art 21 is firing up its fifth season with four new episodes in October. To celebrate, the Ada Community Library will be hosting advance screenings of episodes two and three in partnership with Art 21. "There was an opportunity to do a film premiere if you came up with a program idea that would complement the premiere," explained Diane Rice, reference library program coordinator. To go along with the premiere of the "Fantasy" episode, the Ada Community Library will provide an array of art supplies for viewers to craft their own fantasy-inspired creations during the screening. "We did a James Castle program [for kids] and thought that maybe the adults would also like to do an art program," said Rice. "I'll show the film premiere and while we're doing that, we'll be playing with some art materials." "Fantasy" explores the work of established artists like kitschy, large-scale sculptor Jeff Koons and abstract painter Mary Heilmann. The episode also features work from video installation/new media artist Cao Fei, who explores virtual realms like Second Life, and Florian Maier-Aichen, who works in digitally altered photography. In addition, the Ada Community Library will also host the premiere of Art 21's third episode, "Transformation," which features artists Paul McCarthy, Cindy Sherman and Yinka Shonibare MBE. To be one of the first in the Treasure Valley to catch these new episodes, head over to the Ada Community Library and be ready to explore your own perceptions of fantasy utilizing a treasure trove of construction paper, glitter and feathers.

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2-3:30 p.m., FREE, Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, 208-362-0181, For more information on Art 21, visit