Growing up in Boise has been a wonderful place to foster my love for the arts seeing that throughout my life I have been infatuated with creation in all forms. From a long list of passions, illustration has shown itself to be my greatest devotion. What began as a fascination and development of technique turned into a determination towards finding how I could offer my talents in a style that is authentic to me. I found this through mixed media, many colors, and a large volume of work, however, I am constantly working to improve further as an artist. After my first year of college (2017-18) I am now primarily working on integrating my work into the public and advancing my connection with creative people and communities.
“Stiff coffee and awkward silence.”
ERIK PAYNE mediums: ink and pencil
KENDALL VADER mediums: charcoal,mixed media,and oil paint
TRAVIS BERG mediums: black ink,acrylic,watercolor
DESCRIPTION: A full bodied art experience with dark notes of horror, sci-fi, savagery, humor, and finished with a dollop of foamy sarcasm.
Pairs well with biscotti!
Join us and Recycled Minds (http://www.recycledmindscomedy.com) for an “Improv Jam” Jam." This free, all-ages show in the Garage and will be inviting audience participants up to the stage throughout. It’s a great intro to improv and a fun opportunity for people to try out being on stage through fun and easy games.
Vestiges is a series of mixed media works in which I attempt to depict the fleeting, intangible qualities of the objects and scenes that get stuck in our minds. I use paint and plaster on wood to create a fresco-style painting which I then frame by hand. I enjoy this style because it brings together visual art with elements of woodworking, using the natural materials that inspire me.
Join us for an evening of youthful linguistic expression, hosted by the Hope House Home for Children. Hope House high schoolers will read their original Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest entries-- highlighting their experiences of wonder, excitement, and sometimes painful metamorphosis from youth to adulthood.
This event is free and open to everyone!
Artist Statement: This series of artwork places feminine objects near sites of emotional repression and expectation on the female body. While objects and locations on the body hold inherent meaning individually, paired together they generate uncertainties: what does the shape of the female body suggest, and what significance is added when hetero-normative objects collide with the body.
Mediums: Colored pencil, chalk pastel, charcoal, and book pages
Biographical Information: I am a local artist and middle school art teacher. I adore my teaching and everything about it. Helping students express themselves and create meaningful artwork brings me so much joy. However, my true passion is creating artwork myself. I use art to express the feelings I have no words for. My hopes for both teaching art and creating art is to make people feel understood. I want to show my students and people who view my art that they are not alone in the emotions that they feel.
When Ari was eight years old, her best friend at the time showed her a drawing she had made of two little girls. Ari ran home and tried to duplicate that sketch...and failed miserably!!! It was that day that she realized she wanted to be an artist, and chose to devote every day after that to the craft. Ari spent the next ten years finding inspiration from anime, manga, and her own imagination. It was only within the last couple of years through some very dark life situations that she began to express her feelings through her art. Her work is an inner struggle with her own image, her dark thoughts, and what it means to be a woman in our world.
She has been featured in the online magazine Chaotic Utopian but this is her first live showing of her work.
There is nothing like walking through the front door of your home and being greeted by a wagging tail, or in my dog's case, a whole body wag. For many of us, it is the best part of our day. Unconditional love is what a dog brings into our lives. Our lives are not all rainbows and sunshine, but, why can't our art be? This work is about that radiant joy our furry friends bring into our hearts!
The Illo Collective will be exhibiting 90s pop culture inspired work at the Flying M for the month of November. Growing up in the last decade of the 20th Century was exciting for this group of artists. Based on personal experiences from the era, expect a mix match of medium, technique, and concept. Please join them in exploring the enigma of the 90s this First Thursday!