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The Art Source Gallery just completed the sixth annual National Juried Exhibition. Jennifer Woods, assistant professor of graphic design at Boise State, judged the works and awarded Best of Show to Anna Paradis of Boise for her drypoint and mezzotint piece True Bug. Runners up were Sally Dill of New York City for Mona Lisa 3, a digital image; Jessica Martinkosky of Gloucester Point, Va., for A Pox on Both your Houses, in ceramic; and Dianne Luce of Boise for her photograph entitled Anghiara, Italy.

The exhibition runs through June.

Art Source Gallery, 1015 Main St., 208-331-3374, Gallery hours are Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

And All the Men and WomenÑEven Audience MembersÑMerely Players

Can-Act recently lost its performance space inside Nampa's Karcher Mall. The little community theater troupe's fate was in question until they joined forces with Caldwell's Center for the Arts where they will now be housed. Can-Act will hold two dinner theater performances at the Nampa Civic Center of the interactive play, Happy Anniversary, Angel! Love, Gino, to help raise funds for renovations. In Happy Anniversary, Gino Palucci throws a big anniversary party for his wife, Angel. Madness ensues, and breaks through the fourth wall—right into the audience.

June 29 and 30, $30-$50 per person includes dinner. For mature audiences only. Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S., 208-468-5500. For more information or reservations, call 208-442-0676 or visit

Write to Work

Local author Anthony Doerr knows how important the Cabin is to promoting the literary arts in our community. Last week when he read from his newest book, Four Seasons in Rome (which hit shelves June 12), to a packed house at the Rose Room, he donated the proceeds to the Cabin, which continues to offer writing workshops and the popular Readings and Conversations series.

Author Ryan Blacketter presents two drop-in workshops on June 13 and 27 to help new and experienced writers shore up their skills and connect with other writers. Blacketter's short stories have appeared in Image, Alaska Quarterly Review, Clackamas Literary Review and Other Voices. Cost is $1 for members, $2 for nonmembers.

For the young writer in the family, the Cabin's Idaho Writing Camps teach students grades 4-12 to "use the natural world, paintings, sculpture, local history and their own experience as inspiration for their writing." During the day camps, students work in small, same-age groups going from site to site—the Boise Art Museum, Zoo Boise, Julia Davis Park, for example—and then write about their experiences.

Camps are held in Boise, Caldwell, Twin Falls, Teton Valley and the Wood River Valley and include a two-week intensive writing camp for high school students at the Foothills Learning Center in Boise. Registration is under way for camps in Boise, Caldwell, Twin Falls, Teton Valley and the Wood River Valley. New offerings in Boise include two weeks of Summer Writing Intensive for high school students and Camp at Foothills Learning Center in the Hulls Gulch Reserve. Fees range from $25 to $175 and scholarships are available. Registration forms and more information available at

The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-331-8000,

—Amy Atkins