If you’re out and about tonight for April’s First Thursday, here are some artists to see, things to do and people to know. Receptions run 5 to 9 p.m. For more events checkout out DowntownBoise.org.
Boise Art Glass
It’s the last First Thursday for Boise Art Glass in its current location in the Ming Studios building at 530 W. Myrtle St. You can stop by from 5 to 9 p.m. and watch glass blowing demonstrations and — if there is space — sign up to make your own glass project. It’s $40 for a half hour session. (Call 345-1825 for a reservation.)
Glass artist and owner Filip Vogelpohl is moving his hot shop and retail space to the old Bogies Building at 12th and Front streets later this month. Vogelpohl co-owns the new space with metal and enamel artist Delia DeLapp. The building is currently being renovated to accommodate two working art studios, classrooms and a large retail space.
Vogelpohl and DeLapp purchased the building earlier this year on the New Boise Front (that’s what I’m calling it for now) — a growing art and culture district that already contains Alex Vega’s Boise Creative Center, Pre Funk beer bar and Woodland Empire Ale House. Vogelpohl and DeLapp want to be open by June’s First Thursday.
Another gallery on the move! Lisk Gallery, 403 S. 8th St., will move into the 581 Building at 518 River St. building later this spring. You can see work from the collection of artists who will join gallery owners Jerri and Mark Lisk in the new larger space, including Rachel Teannalach (work pictured below), Karen Bubb, Randy Van Dyke, Kay Seurat, Carl Rowe, Anne Peterson Klahr, Melissa Osgood, Sue Latta, Karen Kleinfelter, Swede Lisk and others.
R. Grey Jewelry Gallery, 415 S. 8th St., will again host the annual Boise State University Art Metals Program silent auction. You can check out the original sculpture and art jewelry by BSU art students at tonight’s opening reception and bid throughout the month. All proceeds go to the Art Metals Studio to purchase tools, equipment, and help fund its visiting artist program. Artwork includes: sculptures and jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, belt buckles, rings).