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First Friday Art Walk features two special displays

September 26, 2016 GMT

POCATELLO - The October First Friday Art Walk will feature two very special displays. The annual Idaho Water Color Society will have their opening reception Oct. 7. The traveling show honors the top 20 paintings from the 37th anniversary exhibition at Boise State University of 50 paintings which were selected from 200 invited entries. Featured in the show is “The Creation” by Torgeson Murdock as the winner of the Juror’s choice award. Also featured is “Geisha” by Carol Myers who won the Ann Bessee Memorial award. Both artists are Distinguished Merit Members of IWS. Also Georgia Orwick was awarded Merit signature status for “Cosmic Dream Time” at the Exhibition in Boise, All these artists are members of the Pocatello Art Center, and we are very proud of our local artists and their achievements.

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Our Legacy project on First Friday will feature the work of Barbara Ruffridge and Clara Knapp two people who were founding members of our Pocatello Art Center. This show will be featured at the Art Walk. On the next day Saturday, Oct. 8, we are hosting a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For the families of both artists, the dignitaries of the Bistline Foundation, Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Pocatello Art Council. This event is open to the public and you are cordially invited to attend both this event and First Friday for the Art Walk.The Legacy Project is also available for viewing at PocatelloArtCtr.org. There are currently 4 artists on the website.

The Gallery display will run through October 26. Gallery hours are Mon-Fri from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 444 North Main, Pocatello. Call 232-0970 for more information.