The Idaho Center for the Book, housed in the Hemingway Western Studies Center at Boise State, is offering a virtual tour of an artist's studio and artwork in "Evelyn Sooter: Finding Art Everywhere." The exhibit was compiled by Boise State English professor Tom Trusky, who took the photos featured in the tour during a visit to Sooter's home near Clark Fork in North Idaho.
The tour can be found at www.lili.org/icb and gives visitors an inside peek at Sooter's home, studio and surrounding grounds. Sooter works primarily with found items and visitors can see how she incorporates bones, feathers, discarded letters, envelopes and other materials into her work.
Trusky first became acquainted with Sooter after two of her handmade books were accepted for the Idaho Center for the Book's Booker's Dozen traveling exhibition in 1996. Since then, Sooter has presented workshops to Trusky's book arts class at Boise State and he has used her exhibitions as teaching materials.