As you walk into the Rosenthal Gallery of Art, your ears are greeted by the metallic repetition of a clock-like click, clack, click, clack. The background noise of semis idling and the soft exhale of air brakes being released accompany the mechanical metronome.
On a wall, a video projector shows a pumpjack dipping its head to the earth like a chicken pecking seed.
The College of Idaho, in conjunction with the Idaho Commission on the Arts, will host a special appearance and poetry reading by Tess Gallagher on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the third floor Sterry Hall Board Room.
Gallagher is an author of short fiction and poetry, including her most recent poetry work Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems.
The Winter Solstice will be the lead topic when The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The recently renovated Planetarium, which now features new cove lights and handicapped access, will explore solstices, equinoxes and the constellations and planets currently visible in the Idaho night sky. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4-17.
It is the time of year when one seems to hear words of good cheer from everywhere, filling the air on The College of Idaho campus.
With joyful ring, the C of I music department is kicking off the holiday season in silver tinsel fashion. The Feast of Carols, set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 in Jewett Auditorium, highlights a series of holiday concerts that will delight young and old, meek and the bold.
Join former College of Idaho professor and current writer-at-large John Rember as he reads “Reconstructing a Landscape of Hope” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Sterry Hall third-floor board room. The reading examines the religious, literary and psychological roles of wilderness in the contemporary American West.
Rember also will look at Wallace Stegner's youthful description of the West as a “geography of hope” and Stegner’s late-life admission that the West was no longer a place of hope for him.
The College of Idaho student body is as diverse as the crops grown in Canyon County. With 81 international students representing 46 countries—including Norway, Venezuela, Swaziland, and Barbados—the C of I is home to a surprisingly robust international population.
And on Nov. 13, the international students will share their talents and cultures with the community as the C of I presents its fourth annual International Student Organization Cultural Show at 7 p.m. inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show is free and open to the public.
The Great War that scourged Europe was officially ended when the last signature adorned the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919. But an armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 is what is regarded as the conclusion of the “war to end all wars.”
The College of Idaho Theatre Department is pleased to announce its fall production Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, a mischievous, dark comedy by famed writer Alan Ball. The play will show at 7:30 p.m. from Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 12-15—with a special matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Nov. 16—in the Langroise Center for the Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (65+) and non-C-of-I students. For tickets and information, call the Langroise Box Office at (208) 459-5426.
A road trip is a journey. We travel, riding in an automobile with family, friends or alone, and our experience is as much a function of the plan as it is of the unknown. That journey is explored through “Road Stories,” the newest exhibit at The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art.
The exhibit, on display through Dec. 4, is a mixed media installation that invites the viewer to participate in a journey that takes place from behind the wheel and within the gallery. An artists’ talk and reception is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 14.