LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History will feature the artwork of regional college faculty in “Over the Line: A Regional Faculty Art Exhibition,” which opens on Sept. 8 at the Center, located at 415 Main St. in Lewiston.
The exhibit opens with a reception on Sept. 8 at 6-8 p.m., which includes a performance by award-winning musician Benjamin Hunter. Hunter is from the Seattle area and is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, community activist, social entrepreneur, and educator. His work explores the intersections of music and art, community, policy, and culture. His performance is part of Multicultural Discovery, formerly known as Multicultural Awareness Month, at the college.
The reception is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
More than 30 faculty members will have their work on display in the exhibit through Nov. 4. The exhibit features more than 50 pieces of artwork, including drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking, sculptures, textiles and video. In their work, the artists push the boundaries of their medium, experiment with thresholds, analyze system and data sets, engage in interdisciplinary practices, immerse themselves in nature, imagine alternate realities, invite diverse perspectives to create positive change, examine issues of migration and the climate crisis, and dive into intimate spaces.
Artists in the show include: M Acuff, Sarah Barnett, Peter Christenson, Annie Cunningham, Caroline Earley, Jen Erickson, Chad Erpelding, Amanda Leigh Evans, Kelsey Grafton, Joshua Hobson, Jenny Hyde, Stacy Isenbarger, Aaron Johnson, Sally Graves Machlis & Delphine Keim, Megan Martens-Haworth, Rob McKirdie, Lily Martina Lee, Justin Lincoln, Maria Lux, Squeak Meisel, Lisa Nappa, Kyle Peets, Cozette Phillips, Jessica B. Raetzke, Mathew Rude, Reza Safavi, Lenora Lopez Schindler, Emily Somoskey, Mike Sonnichsen, Christopher Tyllia, and Kate Walker.
Exhibiting artists represent the following higher ed institutions: Boise State, Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Idaho, Lewis-Clark State, North Idaho College, Spokane Falls Community College, Washington State, and Whitman.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, noon-4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, noon-6 p.m. on Thursdays, and by appointment. The exhibit will also be open to the public during Beautiful Downtown Lewiston’s annual ArtWalk happening at 4-9 p.m. on Oct. 7 and noon-4 p.m. on Oct. 8. Artist Kate Walker from Boise State will present a performance piece related to her installation “Finding a Way” as part of ArtWalk.
“Over the Line: A Regional Faculty Art Exhibition” is one of two shows presented concurrently at the Center. On the second floor, “Tomograms: Laura Ahola-Young and Shawn Solus Edrington” examines the evolution of ecologies and landscapes through natural and external forces.
The exhibitions are made possible in part by funds from the Idaho Commission on the Arts.
For more information on the exhibits or the Center, visit www.lcsc.edu/cah.