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Price, Kirby exhibits to open at Center for Arts & History

LEWISTON, Idaho – A pair of exhibits will open early this month at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History. The opening reception for Lewiston native Kelly Price’s “Sacred Circles” takes place Friday at 5 p.m. in the galleries, while Scott Kirby’s “Main Street Souvenirs – In Search of the American Heartland” opens Friday, June 12, at 5 p.m. with an artist reception and concert at 7 p.m.

Both exhibits run Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through July 18. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Docent tours of the exhibits can be scheduled by calling the Gallery at 208-792-2243.

Price’s exhibit showcases both silk paintings and acrylics. Price, who grew up in the Lewis Clark Valley and graduated from Lewiston High School, began her art training at Utah State University, known for its strong art department. After college, Price worked as an illustrator of newspapers and greeting cards, and then moved to the mediums of soft sculpture, clay sculpture and mural painting. Price offers a workshop Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Center working with silk painting.

Kirby’s exhibit; a multimedia stage performance featuring live piano music, a spoken narrative, and video presentation; consists of original artwork, video footage, photography, and archival photos all centered on the theme of small town American life. A native of Ohio, Kirby began his study of music at the age of six and continued formal piano instruction for seventeen years. After obtaining an English degree from Ohio State University, Kirby moved to New Orleans and began his professional music career as a street performer. Kirby’s artistic passion grew to include visual art, and in 2005, while living in France, he completed 75 paintings and 28 piano compositions

Kirby; who has recorded the complete rags of Scott Joplin and performed at many major ragtime festivals in the United States, as well as festivals in Belgium, France, Norway, New Zealand, and Hungary; will perform again Saturday, June 13, at 11:30 a.m. during Second Saturday at the Center.

The exhibits are brought to the LCSC Center for Arts & History by sponsorship from Kim and Dick Mitchell and Patricia Keith, and through grants from US Bancorp, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information about the exhibitions, visit the Center at 415 Main Street or call 208-792-2243.