Idaho Arts Quarterly, Summer 2008 cover artist John Reilly.

David deVillier's paintings have a distinctly narrative quality. He introduces characters and places them in dramatic settings, inviting viewers to interact with his subjects in their space. His work Heroes from a Green Land, which graces the cover of this edition of the Idaho Arts Quarterly…

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Amy Westover is an artist who has already lent her considerable talents to public art in Idaho. Her work thus far has demonstrated tremendous sensitivity to the specific site, an understanding of the needs of the space and a willingness to work with different materials to allow her vision to…

Kerry Moosman is an artist whose work is indelibly intertwined with history. He has an appreciation of history that informs his creations and allows the past and present to interact. In all of his work--as a potter, in his public art and as a restorer of historic buildings--he preserves a hi…

Nestled in the Boise foothills is a workshop that looks out over the city. It is a place that seems, at first glance, like any place where fine craftsmanship is done: There are the tools (both hand and power), the raw materials and plenty of sawdust. The difference is that the folks at work …

Marie Marcus is not an artist by trade, and has not, in fact, ever sold a painting. She does her work for its own sake. For many years, her work graced the halls of her husband's law firm, Marcus and Montgomery. Now it hangs on the walls of her own home, and her children's and grandchildren'…

In September of 2006, painter William Lewis, at age 39, will have his first solo exhibition. It will take place at J Crist Gallery in Boise, and it has been a long time coming. Although he has participated professionally in about a dozen group shows since 1991 (including several faculty exh…

Artists played a key role in the opening of the West to American expansion. The paintings they brought back to the east were filled with grand skies, open plains and majestic mountains. Before the age of photography, these were the only images that represented this new territory, the fronti…

Visiting artist David Giese a few days past Halloween this fall, his front garden was filled with green webbing strung among frost-dead plants and sculptures. Ferocious looking rubber rats and dressed skeletons peered out from behind curtained windows in the foyer, indicating that here was a…

At a quiet oasis just up the river from Challis sits a small collection of the kind of homes that exist beyond any zoning controls or covenants. At the far end of this motley row is a nondescript adobe house, almost invisible from the main highway, its color blending into the surrounding bro…

Weaving, it is said, is one of the oldest human art forms. From a time just beyond humans spraying outlines of their hands on cave walls, fibers were woven together to create blankets, then clothing. At some point, the colors of these fibers-animal hair sometimes enhanced by colors from plan…

Virginia, or Jinny as most people call her, does not think of her work as art-a theme she kept returning to as we spoke in her home in Boise's North End one rainy winter day. But to look at her work, her artist's resume, her home and her life you could not come to any other conclusion that s…


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Virginia, or Jinny as most people call her, does not think of her work as art-a theme she kept returning to as we spoke in her home in Boise's North End one rainy winter day. But to look at her work, her artist's resume, her home and her life you could not come to any other conclusion that s…