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Rosenthal Gallery hosts ‘Short Stories’ exhibition

The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art is pleased to announce “Short Stories,” a new exhibition of mixed media sculpture by Boise artist Sue Latta. An opening reception is set for 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and the show will remain on display through Dec. 6 in the Rosenthal Gallery, located inside Blatchley Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

Latta is a mixed media sculptor who works in steel, rubber, resin, rawhide, cast aluminum, wood, glass, found objects, photographs, paper and iron. The exploration of what a given material can do is a big part of her working process, but her primary goal is to create sculptural forms that engage viewers on an emotional level, often by suggesting stories that viewers themselves develop on the basis of cues provided by her imagery. That process is the theme of the “Short Stories” exhibition.

During her more than 15-year professional career, Latta has been awarded public commissions supported by the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Boise City Arts Commission. Her work is displayed in permanent collections at the University of Nevada-Reno, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and numerous private galleries. Latta earned an MFA in sculpture from Boise State University, where she is an adjunct professor of art. She also teaches private workshops on welding, resin-casting and woodworking. For more information, please visit www.suelatta.com.

Admission to “Short Stories” is free and open to the public. The Rosenthal Gallery is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are unable to see the show during those times, or if you would like to schedule a private viewing, please make an appointment by contacting C of I art professor Dr. Garth Claassen at gclaassen@collegeofidaho.edu. For a campus map, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/map.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.