C of I's Rosenthal Gallery hosts ‘Servare’ exhibition

The David and Blanche Rosenthal Gallery of Art on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell is pleased to announce the opening of Servare: To Serve and Preserve, an exhibition of art created by C of I faculty, staff and friends. The show is open to the public free of charge through April 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. An opening reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. March 30.

“This exhibition includes the work of artists who joined the College in the late 1940s and 1950s, those who graduated from it in the 1960s and then returned as staff, those who joined it in the 1980s, 1990s, the early 2000s and those who are in their first year of service,” said C of I art professor Garth Claassen. “All are productive artists who are united by their support of the College’s commitment to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship and service to the institution and the wider community.”

Servare is a Latin verb that can be translated to mean “to serve,” “to preserve,” or “to save.”  Thus, the theme of the exhibition is service and preservation, including the fostering of artistic and collegial relations and the preservation of institutional memory. Featured artists include Claassen, Matt Bodett, Anna Marie Boles, Jan Boles, Kinga Britschgi, Brita Capell, Michael Capell, Goran Fazil, Brenda Fisher, Stephen Fisher, Charles Gill, Arthur Hart, Dori Johnson and Alan Stanford.

The Rosenthal Art Gallery is located inside Blatchley Hall at the C of I. Visitors who wish to view the exhibition outside of gallery hours may make an appointment with Claassen via email at [email protected]. For more information about the gallery, please visit

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 six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten 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