Center for Arts & History to highlight three artists
The Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History will present the works of artists Doug Davidson, Ludmilla Parez Saskova, and Karri Dieken throughout the Center galleries from Jan. 13 through April 6.
The opening of the exhibition, which features a show of video, photography and installation of printed mixed media, will take place on Friday, Jan. 13, from 4-7 p.m.
Davidson's installation in Gallery II, "The Face of Peru", gives a perspective of Peru's inhabitants through color photography. His exhibition is a celebration of indigenous people and their lifestyle. Davidson is a resident of Moscow, Idaho, whose photographic skills have been primarily self-taught throughout the past 51 years.
Saskova's 29-minute film in Gallery III, "Good Girl", is a documentary on artist and chocolate entrepreneur Marilyn Lysohire of Cowgirl Chocolates. Saskova was born in Prague, and her formative years are rooted in the arts and culture of East European heritage where art is often viewed as a political statement. Her own work has been influenced by Georgian filmmaker Sergei Paradjanov and Czech surrealist filmmaker Jan Svankmajer.
Dieken, the Program Coordinator at the Museum of Art at Washington State University, presents an exhibit which incorporates mixed media with paper, furniture, and other handmade objects. The overall theme of her display, which is titled "Conversations in a Sea of Land" and is located in Gallery IV, relates to the endless sea of land in the Palouse.
All three of these works are brought to the LCSC Center for Arts & History through sponsorships from Associated Students of LCSC and Friends of the Center, and through grants from US Bancorp, Idaho Commission on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information on the Center or the exhibits call 208-792-2243 or visit www.lcsc.edu/museum.