Two local artists, Eric Mullis and Kelly Cox, have had run of the Boise Sesqui-Shop for the past month to create an installation showcasing the Boise River. The project, called "Meander: A Visual Chronicle of the Boise River from the Headwaters to Urban Waterway," depicts the river from Spangle Lakes through Atlanta, Arrowrock Reservoir, the Foothills and winding into the city.
The tableau takes up the entire shop, and during the month spent building the project, Mullis and Cox encouraged visitors to share their memories of the river and help with the installation.
"It's really got a community voice," said Sesqui-Shop curator Rachel Reichert. The artists, trained as potters, branched out into lighting design, projections and woodwork to complete the piece--one of the shop's last exhibits before it closes down at the end of December. Local band Sun Blood Stories will perform from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the 1008 W. Main St. storefront.
"It's sad," Reichert said. "We hope there will be a long-term facility where this kind of thing can happen again. After operating it for two years, I've seen how valuable of a resource it's been for a lot of artists. But I'm excited to move on to the next thing."