As part of BOISE 150, the public is invited to celebrate the dedication of public art in Boise Airport’s ticketing lobby. A mural “Along the River’s Edge” by Anne Peterson Klahr, and a collage artwork “Are We There Yet?” by Belinda Isley will be dedicated Thursday morning, October 3rd, at 9:30 a.m. Airport Commissioners, City Council Members, and the artists will speak. Refreshments will be served.
Peterson Klahr’s artist statement relates that “As the daughter of a fly fisherman, I have spent countless hours on the thicket laced banks of every Idaho stream or river suitable for fishing. These rivers and woodlands have called people to live along its route in this high desert land of Southwest Idaho for the past one-hundred-and-fifty years. The Boise River has a profound influence on community, environment, and enterprise. This painting is inspired by nature and yet provoked by my past and present memories of extraordinary time spent along the river’s edge. This painting is dedicated to the people of Idaho and all of the fortunate travelers visiting our beautiful state.”
Isley’s artwork uses historic photographs, antique ephemera and vintage objects to honor the history of Boise and celebrate the 150th anniversary, while inviting travelers to engage in a whimsical take on the history of transportation.
Peterson Klahr’s mural and Isley’s art was commissioned by the Boise City Department of Aviation to commemorate Boise’s one-hundred-and-fifty year anniversary and administered by Boise City Department of Arts and History. Fabrication and installation of the mural was done by Catapult 3.
To find out more about Boise’s public art program go to:www.BoiseArtsAndHistory.org
Questions? Karen Bubb, Public Arts Manager,firstname.lastname@example.org