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C of I set for annual Langroise Holiday Arts Fair

October 31, 2011

The College of Idaho will host the sixth annual Langroise Holiday Arts Fair on Friday, Nov. 11. This year’s fair is set to run from 4  to 7 p.m. in the foyer of the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The event, which is free and open to the public, presents an opportunity to view and purchase art created by College of Idaho students, faculty, staff and alumni.

 “This is a great opportunity for us to showcase the artistic talent of our campus community,” said event organizer Dori Johnson, a professor of history and art at C of I. “And it’s a chance for our art students to create pieces for sale and experience the professional side of being an artist.”

Items on display will include paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, hand-carved pendants and more, offered in a variety of styles and prices. Several popular artists from the Caldwell community will be in attendance, including watercolor painter Alan Stanford, Johnson – who sells “Accessories by Dori” at the Nampa Farmer’s Market – and Tracylea Balmer, creator and owner of crzylady’s felt owlies and ornaments. The fair also provides an opportunity for Treasure Valley art lovers to shop for holiday art and decorations while supporting a good cause. A percentage of all sales go toward the Kenneth Mann Scholarship fund to supports art students at The College of Idaho.

Johnson noted that the fair has been moved up a couple of weeks this year to avoid inclement weather. She said several hundred community members attend the event each year. The fair will be followed by a 7:30 showing of the C of I fall theatre production, The Hot L Baltimore, inside the Langroise Studio Theatre.

For more information about the Langroise Holiday Arts Fair, contact Johnson at (208) 459-5831.

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