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August 25, 2004

Emerging Artist Opportunity

It's not too late to let the world see your art and participate in The Capitol City Public Market's Emerging Artist Showcase. The market is still seeking local artists to show their work on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Display space and easels are available for three artists to show their work each Saturday. For more information or to sign up, visit Boise Blue Art Supply at 820 W. Jefferson Street.

2004 Governor's Awards

in the Arts

Governor Dirk Kempthorne has announced the 2004 Governor's Awards in the Arts. There will be public celebration with Dirk and Patricia Kempthorne on October 2 at 6 p.m. at the Warhawk Musuem in Nampa. For tickets, contact the Idaho Commission on the Arts at 334-2119.

Excellence in the Arts: Robert Wrigley (Moscow), Frank Werner (St. Maries), Twin Falls Municipal Band (Twin Falls), Company of Fools (Hailey)

Excellence in Folk and Traditional Arts: Daniel Ansotegui (Boise), Dale Harwood (Shelley)

Support of the Arts: Jane Falk Oppenheimer (Boise), Beaux Arts Societe of the Boise Art Museum (Boise), Thelma Stephens (Boise)

Support for Arts Education: Cathy Mansell (Boise), LaVar Steel (Twin Falls)

Lifetime Achievements: Nat and Sally Adams (Boise)

Idaho Artist to the World: Paul Revere (Boise), Bruce Willis (Hailey), Reunion (Idaho Falls/Driggs)

Medallion Design: Elizabeth Wolf (Boise)

Literary News

It's true, there is no Bookfest this September. But that doesn't mean there is a dearth of literary events on the horizon. Mark your calendars for the following great events and don't forget to read.

What If Everybody Read the Same Book?--This year's book is Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. Two discussions of the book with Stegner scholar Dick Etulain will be held on September 9--the first is at 12 p.m. at Ada Community Library and the second is at 7 p.m. at the Log Cabin Literary Center. Both programs are FREE.

The Log Cabin's Reading and Conversations Series--This year's series will kick off with Anne Lamott on September 27. Individual tickets will go on sale on September 13. at the Log Cabin, Egyptian Theatre, and Flying M Coffeehouse. Prior to Lamott's lecture, the Log Cabin Book Club will discuss Lamott's Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

The 2004 Literature for Lunch Series--This year's series will be kicked off with Hunger: A Novel written by Elise Blackwell, professor of fiction writing in the MFA program for creative writing at Boise State University. The public is invited to attend the free book discussion from 12:10-1 p.m., Wednesday, September 8, at the Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Blackwell is planning to join the discussion; no reservations required.

Heads Up: The next Literature for Lunch on October 6 will discuss The Crimson Petal and the White, by Michel Faber.

Anna Oliver, author of the acclaimed memoir Assembling My Father: A Daughter's Detective Story, will lead a workshop on September 14 at the Log Cabin Literary Center and will read from Assembling My Father on September 15 at the Log Cabin.

Anthony Doerr, author of the Shell Collector, is coming to town to read form his new novel, About Grace on September 21. The event is hosted by the Log Cabin and will be held at Boise Art Museum.

BCT 04-05 Lineup

Boise Contemporary Theater has announced another thrilling season of plays:

Dracula by Steven Dietz, October 6-31.

Fully Committed by Becky Mode, December 1-18.

The Dazzle by Richard Greenberg, February 2-26.

Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing, April 13-May 7.

Season tickets run $36-90. Contact BCT at 331-9224 for information. :