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Gettin' All Up In Summer and Stuff • Nine Plus One Equals Way More Than 10 • Call to Artists

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Gettin' all Up in summer and Stuff

The fact that TrICA has yet to open in its own building isn't stopping the children's arts organization from offering a full list of arts-oriented summer camps for children and teens.

Programs in dance, theater, visual arts and music will be taught at locations around Boise by local teachers. Classes are roughly one week each and designed for different age groups. While the cost per class varies, scholarships are available.

Dance performance classes for ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12, and African dance classes for ages 6-8 and 9-12, will be taught at the Trey McIntyre Project studio, and participants at each camp will perform a free show at the Capital City Public Market. All dance classes cost $165 per week.

Theater classes are divided by age group as well and include an introduction to commedia dell'arte, building and performing with giant puppets, marionettes, acting for movies and set design. These classes cost between $165 and $200 and will be taught at the Hyde Park Mennonite Church.

TrICA is also teaming up with the Downtown YMCA for several musical theater camps for ages 6 and older. Registration for these programs must be done through YMCA by calling 208-344-5501.

Visual arts offerings include photomontage, paper making, fabric dying and sculpture. These classes are also divided by age group, are taught at the Foothills School of Arts and Sciences and cost $165 per class.

The majority of the music classes will be taught at the Hyde Park Mennonite Church and include African music, Rock Camp taught by Ryan Peck and Jared Goodpaster, music for newborns to 2-year-olds, and instrument making. Music classes range in cost from $50 to $200.

To register for TrICA camps, or for more information, call 208-484-0142 or check For scholarship forms, e-mail

So get your shorties registered for classes and then mark Thursday, April 16, on your calendar when TrICA, in celebration of National Library Week (April 12-18) and "Get Loud at the Library!" offers a free Urban Dance class at the Collister branch library. Artistic director Jon Swarthout will be there to teach youngsters of all ages new moves with an emphasis on "natural movement and play" with the help of a live DJ and a disco ball. It doesn't get much hipper.

Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m., FREE, Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., 208-562-4916.

Nine Plus One Equals Way More Than 10

At the end of May, an exhibit titled "9+1" is scheduled to open at J Crist Gallery. The exhibit was the brainchild of Trey McIntyre Project artistic director Trey McIntyre, who asked a handful of local artists to create "portraits" based on the members of his company—the dancers and himself. His instructions to the artists were at once specific and amorphous: "Although each participating artist is asked to embark on a path of making portraits of each of the nine dancers plus the artistic director, this is not a solid rule. If an artist's interaction inspires him or her to work solely with one dancer, or make a wide and varying range of work, that is perfectly acceptable. We hope [the artists] will go wherever the process takes them." Though J Crist Gallery is now closed, pending the sale of the building, the exhibit will still be hung there. The artworks will all be for sale. Check Boise Weekly and for more details in the coming weeks.

Call to Artists

Art Source Gallery is gearing up for its eighth annual juried show and is looking for interested artists to apply. All fine artists working in any medium except for video and craft are welcome. Work must be original and must have been created within the last three years. A maximum of three works may be submitted. For more information, visit or contact Barbara Bowling at