Bosco, George Costanza's secret ATM code, is thought to refer to the chocolatey syrup that's been around since the 1920s. But given the awesomeness of Boise Open Studios Collective Organization, Seinfeld writers may have had it in mind instead (we'll overlook any time discrepancies between the organization's founding and the 1995 television episode).
BOSCO describes itself as a nonprofit volunteer organization "established to promote and foster greater understanding of the creative process between artists and the general public." And Saturday, Oct. 13-Sunday, Oct. 14, it will grow that understanding by hosting its Open Studios Tour.
The art-curious can cruise to 36 studios around Boise over the weekend and ask questions of their favorite artists. Reading bios and statements at exhibitions provides a glimpse into the minds of those who craft fine art. The Open Studio Tour expands on that idea and allows the public into the areas where creativity happens.
Expect to see swatches, paints, tools and whatever inventive devices your favorite local artists employ when crafting new work. And don't be afraid to ask questions.
The event held a preview night Oct. 4. A show opening was held Oct. 5 at Visual Arts Collective in Garden City, showcasing the work of BOSCO members, and will be up through Sunday, Nov. 25.
Grab a marker, check out the studio map at BOSCO's website or any of the studios, and formulate a plan of attack. With so much to see, screw money--time is art.