When I think of Hansel and Gretel, I think of the original fairy tale about two young children getting lost in the woods and finding a house made of candy, only to find an evil witch, have a spell cast on them, and eventually trick her into being pushed into her own oven. When I decided to go to The College of Idaho’s version of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Opera, Hansel and Gretel, directed by Jordan Bowman, I was hoping for those same emotions of childlike entertainment and joy— I was given the desired feeling, in just over an hour.
This fall, Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery engaged in a week-long residency on The College of Idaho campus as part of a Caldwell Fine Arts performance. Most notably, the group created a sand mandala painting in the Langroise Foyer. Amidst the awe-inspiring throat singing, the beating of drums, and a lot of time spent playing with colored sand, C of I student reporter Austin Kirkham had the opportunity to sit down and ask a few questions to one of the monks, Geshe Loden.
The College of Idaho, Caldwell Fine Arts and the YMCA are partnering to host a trio of races for the entire family, all during the festive atmosphere of C of I’s Homecoming celebration. The Sept. 19 races follow the “Curtains Up” Homecoming theme, with racers trying to finish the “Beat Beethoven” 5K before the end of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony (about 30 minutes). Younger children can participate in the Sonatina Scamper, a half-mile course accompanied by the Beethoven Sonatina.
The College of Idaho Department of Art is pleased to announce “MMXV”, the 2015 Senior Art Exhibition that will be displayed April 24 through May 16 at the Rosenthal Gallery of Art inside Blatchley Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
Caldwell Fine Arts is pleased to present “Redefining Poetry,” a free poetry reading featuring Idaho Writer-in-Residence and C of I Professor Diane Raptosh. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
The College of Idaho Department of Theatre & Speech Arts is pleased to announce its spring production, "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown," a two-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy based on the Peanuts comic strip characters. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on April 9-11 and April 16-18—with 2 p.m. matinee shows on April 12 and 19—in the studio theatre of the Langroise Center for the Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students.
When College of Idaho psychology professor Dr. Isaac Hunter gets in front of a crowd March 7, he won’t be presenting his academic knowledge. He’ll be showing off his dance moves as one of the Caldwell Fine Arts 2015 “Dancing with the Caldwell Stars” contestants.
Some of Idaho’s greatest treasures can be found hidden among its natural beauty. It is in Idaho’s flowing rivers that “38 Minus: The Idaho Fish Project” first found life. The newest exhibition at The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art, cosponsored by the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, displays even the most elusive of Idaho’s fish in delicate, detailed, handcrafted paper casts.
The College of Idaho is pleased to begin its new partnership with Music Theatre of Idaho, which has moved to Jewett Auditorium on the Caldwell campus for the 2015 season. MTI’s 130-member company will host a total of eight shows this year on the Jewett stage, adding to an already robust calendar of fine arts performances at the C of I.
The College of Idaho is pleased to announce the opening of “Here or Somewhere Else,” an exhibition of work by graduating senior art majors at the Rosenthal Gallery of Art, located inside Blatchley Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. An opening reception will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25, and the work will be on display through May 17. For the first time this year, the show also will be part of the annual Student Research Conference, which takes place April 26.