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Take a Load Off in a beautiful new way • Call to wordsmiths

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Take a Load Off in a beautiful new way

The Eagle Arts Commission is currently accepting applications for a public art project called "Create a Benchmark." They are looking for six artists to create and deliver one bench each.

The Commission received a grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Eagle to invite "artists, craftsmen, students and other interested parties to submit sketches of sculptural, outdoor benches." The winning artists will receive $3,000 to create and deliver a "sculptural bench" that will "enrich the community with creative, colorful, inspirational, unique public art pieces that celebrate Eagle's culture, history, and people." Submissions will be accepted through January 8.

For more information, visit www.eaglearts.org.

You Can Still Catch a Glimpse of Indigo

The artwork of Akiane Kramarik, a so-called Indigo child, will be on display at the Spirit of Work Art Gallery through December 18. Kramarik's talent, or "binary genius" (she is both a poet and a visual artist) as it's referred to, was discovered when she was about 4-years-old. During the last eight years, Kramarik has made over 40 paintings, many of which are created in connection with one of her poems. She has been featured on numerous television shows, she has published two books and she was a featured figure in the film Indigo Evolution, a movie about Indigo children.

Through December 18, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, $5, Spirit At Work Art Gallery, 855 W. Broad St. (under the Ha'Penny pub). For more information, call Spirit at Work at 388-3884 or visit www.spiritatworkbooks.com. For more information on Indigo children, visit www.indigochild.com.

Call to wordsmiths

Lost Horse Press is accepting submissions for the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2007. However, they're not looking for just a haiku or two. The winner of the competition will win $1,000 plus publication of his or her book-length poetry manuscript. Entries must be postmarked by May 15, 2007 and must be accompanied by a $25 reading fee--check or money order only--and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

For more information or contest guidelines, contact Lost Horse PRess at 208-255-4410, losthorsepress@mindspring.com or check out their Web site at www.losthorsepress.org.

Like White on Rice

On January 25, Jill Fredston will be touring with her new book Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches. In her book, she "brings to life the forces of nature that can turn the mountains deadly--and the equally inexorable forces of human nature that lure us time and again into treacherous terrain." Fredston will be appearing at the Community Library in Ketchum discussing her book and presenting a slide show.

January 25, 6 p.m., FREE, Ketchum Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-726-3493, www.thecommunitylibrary.org.

--Amy Atkins

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