Center's Grand Re-Opening is Friday, Sept. 10
The Lewis-Clark State College's Center for Arts & History will hold a Grand Re-Opening celebration on Sept. 10 at 4-7 p.m. at 415 Main St. in Lewiston.
The Center has been out of the building since March 5, 2009 when a fire displaced staff, artwork, and artifacts. The building has been since restored and modified and both staff and art have been moved back into the facility.
The Sept. 10 celebration is free and open to the public and all three galleries will be open on the main floor. Wine and beer will available for sale from LaBoheme and the catering will be by Chef Al's Campus Corner.
"We look forward to revealing our beautifully restored building," Lisa Jones, Director of LCSC Center for Arts & History, said. "We hope the community will attend the re-opening not only to support our return to downtown, but also as a way to show support of the arts in the Lewis-Clark Valley."
The Grand Re-Opening Exhibition will feature artists Laurel MacDonald and Sara Joyce. For this exhibition MacDonald has concentrated on hand-colored linocuts. These linocuts are a new series of large prints.
"I draw the flowers in my Moscow garden: peonies, iris, sunflowers, and lilies," MacDonald said. "Other flowers, like the crown of thorns, I've found in other people’s yards. Many of my flower images come from my travel sketchbooks. In these large drawings, I look for the whimsical and abstract qualities that are inherent in a simple flower."
Joyce's exhibition is a collection spanning over 40 years of painting and sculpture, which has been critically acclaimed by curators nationwide. Joyce is formerly from Southern Idaho, and currently resides in Moscow.
"The visual language of myth and dream, the symbolic content… all find their way into my painting… The sudden emergence of a form or figure is very exciting to me and unpredictable," Joyce said.
The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday at 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
For more information, visit www.lcsc.edu/museum or call (208) 792-2243.