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Primavera Season II Heralds Springtime for Boise Visual Artists

Saturday, April 6

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When you're freezing your butt off in the depths of winter, it's easy to fantasize about the warm breezes and blooming flowers of the Foothills. The tiny miseries of spring—hay fever, cold winds, occasional snow and crashing rain showers—are conveniently forgotten.

And though it's a season that's all about new beginnings, some things are evergreen, like the arts. Artists are always creating new work and the turn of a new season is a perfect time to unveil the last projects of winter.

Enter Primavera, Season II, a one-night art show featuring the freshest spring-inspired works by Boise-based artists Pat Kilby, Heather Larson, Sue Latta, Rachel Teannalach, Susan Valiquette and Olive Wicherski at Beside Bardenay Saturday, April 6, from 7-9 p.m. The event is free to check out and includes live music by Thomas Paul and a no-host bar.

One of the first exhibition openings of the new season, Primavera Season II sounds like it has more to do with Italian pasta than fine art, but it will be the first time these artists' works have been shown together--and it's not just paintings that are on display. Sure, painters Kilby and Teannalach will be showing off their latest pieces, but Valiquette's photos and Latta's sculptures will also be represented. And don't forget to check out Wicherski's illustrations, which have been featured at Bleubird's First Thursday events.