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National Parks Get their Own Photographic Exhibit in Buhl

The intermountain West has plenty of national parks, but the region's pretty big and it can be kind of tough to get around to visiting them all. Fortunately, a new art exhibit put on by the Buhl Arts Council aims to help. An exhibition of black-and-white and color photographs by Terry Halberts of national parks in and around Idaho, "Our National Parks," opens January 4 at the Eighth Street Center, 200 N. 8th in Buhl. The exhibit, featuring large-scale works, will run through February 28. Ticket pricing and information is available by calling 208-543-2888 or visiting

Ketchum Art Gallery Doubles Up on post-thanksgiving Exhibitions

Most people celebrate Turkey Day with food, football and parade-watching. This year, Ketchum-area holidayers can walk off some of those extra pounds while getting a little culture by enjoying with the dual exhibitions at Gallery DeNovo. "Depth and Surface," a group exhibition of multi-layered works, is on display in the main floor gallery. Artists featured in this showing include Zhang He, Cynthia Fusillo, and a new artist to the gallery, Quim Bove. In the second-floor gallery, the photographic exhibit "Night Life in New York" features the photography of Anton Perich, noted photographer and founder of Night Magazine. Perich's work can be found in the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in New York. The exhibition also includes images from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and other famous artists.

Both exhibitions will be on display through December 17. The gallery is located at 320 1st Ave. N., Ketchum and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the exhibitions, call the gallery at 208-726-8180 or visit

Sun Valley Author Reads From Memoir at Community Library

Growing up in an English country home during WWII may sound like the next best thing to Hogwart's for some, and a punishment for a previous life's sins to others, but the reality, according to author Diana Fassino, falls somewhere in between.

For those intrigued by the idea and interested in hearing the author tell her story, Fassino will hold a free lecture at the Community Library at 415 Spruce St. in Ketchum on December 14 at 6 p.m. Fassino, who has more than 200 published stories and a novel to her credit, will read selections from her latest book, When the Cat Had My Tongue: A Very English Memoir.

For more information, contact the library at 208-726-3493 or visit the library's Web site at

All-Male Chorus Set to Perform in Ketchum

Choral music, folk and punk rock: hearing all three in the same concert is a rare treat, and one that the men's chorus Cantus will bring to the audience February 23 at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum. The varied repertoire will include the choral work Into Temptation, drawing from the aforementioned musical genres. Surprise and soaring vocals are sure to be a part of the evening. Tickets are $15 members, $20 non-members and $5 for kids 12 and under. Visit or call 208-726-9491 for more information.

--Brandon Nolta