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Quilting on the Grid

by Sara Mitton Cox, photos by Jim Peterson Several years ago, Mary Grover imagined a product that would make the art of quilting easier, cheaper, and accessible to so many women who longed to do it. And unlike most people ...

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Fine Art in Eagle

by Bavani Purushothaman, photos by Jim Peterson The arts are alive in Eagle! Stepping into the Gallery at Finer Frames, my expectation of walking into a little framing shop was pleasantly transformed by the sight of a beautiful, spacious art gallery. Columns of unique, grand ...

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Landis Creates Large-scale Art, Drop by Drop, in New Studio

by Brad Carlson, photography by Jim Peterson Artist Renee Landis has something in common with various popular music performers whose work frequently inspires her: She moved from a homely garage to a concert venue. Visitors to Revolution Concert House & ...

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Art classes at Eagle Art Gallery

My father the artist, by Tia Crabtree I recently went to my father’s house and saw these lovely watercolors on the wall. I found this to be rather intriguing, his walls are typically blank, most likely due to his PTSD ...

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Through the Painted Window

A Look into the Life of Artist Shannon Gronowski By Jessica McAnally, Photography by Jim Peterson The artistic spirit can arise at unexpected times from unanticipated places. This is precisely the case with Shannon Gronowski. Though she has now experienced what it is like to create art in ...

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Padlo’s Art: Driven by Nostalgia

By Brad Carlson, Photography by Jim Peterson Ring pops, robots, flying saucers and other bright reminders of the early Atomic Age seem to jump off John Padlo’s canvas, signaling his unique artistic voice. From a single lipstick container or wrapped ...

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A Little Bit Country

Desirae Bronson takes her song-craft from Boise to Nashville By Liza Long, Photography courtesy of Desirae Bronson When it comes to music, Desirae Bronson is a self-described “late bloomer.” This petite NashNextCountry country music semifinalist with the curly blonde hair ...

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KRYPTEK

Battlefield to Backcountry By Nicole Christensen Pettinger, Photography courtesy of Kryptek KRYPTEK. Kryptos: Greek word meaning “hidden or secret.” Techno: Greek word meaning “art, craft, or skill.” The name Kryptek as intended by its founders, Butch Whiting and Josh Cleghorn ...

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Aloha Publishing

Local Book Publisher Makes Publishing Fun and Simple By Tobe Brockner, Photography by Tobe Brockner and courtesy of Thinkstock Author Joseph Epsteain cites that a study revealed over 81% of Americans would like to write and publish a book. That’s ...

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Lost and Found

Local Artist Kris Hargis By Liza Long, Photography by Pete Grady   Kris Hargis is many things: a nationally recognized artist and illustrator, a graduate student in Boise State University’s MFA program, and a skilled carpenter. But above all else, ...

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