First Thursday: Small is Better at Art Source Gallery

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For the new TVAA 6x6 show at Art Source Gallery (1015 W. Main St.), local artists had only one constraint: Works had to be 6 inches by 6 inches. The collaboration between the gallery and the Treasure Valley Artists' Alliance generated 140 pieces to hang on the gallery walls through the month of March.

"Most TVAA shows are themed," said Art Source co-owner Zella Bardsley. "We wanted to let the artists do whatever they wanted for this one. It provided the opportunity for lots of different media."

First Thursday goers will see ceramic, glass, canvas, watercolor, copper enamel, felted pieces, photography, even burlap sack. The works cost between $20 and $175.

Bardsley said using the gallery as a venue for the show helps get the word out about TVAA. The Alliance's shows usually hang on the halls of Boise State Public Radio.

"We're trying to support them and get them into more venues where they can sell their artwork," Bardsley said.

The reception will include snacks, wine by Indian Creek Winery and live music by students of the Boise State music department.