Breaking the Mold
Showcasing the Creative Work of Veterans and Those Actively Serving
February 26 – April 9, 2023
This exhibition, curated by Mandee Snowden-Edmonds, US Army veteran, celebrates the creativity and maker spirit of those who have or are currently serving in one of the six branches of the US Armed Forces. Often seen by others as stoic soldiers, veterans and those actively serving can often feel invisible, ignored, and misunderstood, labeled with descriptions that do not seem apt to themselves. The work in Breaking the Mold signifies how these individuals dream of a future in a different kind of service, to themselves as students and as whole human beings, to their families, and to their communities. We honor their choices to serve, and we are thankful they have chosen Boise State as the university at which they will continue to make their dreams realized.
Exhibition Location: Student Union Fine Arts Gallery, Boise State University
Exhibition Reception: Thursday, April 6, 2023 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Your Southpaw Mirror
Works by Jorge Ovando
January 8 – May 7, 2023
Jorge Ovando emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic a self- proclaimed artist. Proving that time to practice, a safe space to experiment and a desire to find his own style, Ovando reminds his viewers that we can all be creative if we only persist. “As a ‘Southpaw’ (left handed boxer) artist, I painted and painted and painted, never giving up until I finally found my southpaw style.” Guided by the art of Mexico as his cultural map, his early art making skills were formed in the early 1990s as a Southern California graffiti artist. Today, his prolific career finds him painting in the Treasure Valley, Idaho.
Exhibition Location: Student Union Trueblood Pop Up Gallery, Boise State University
Exhibition Reception: March 2, 2023, 5 – 7 p.m. Reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
The Student Union Building Fine Arts Gallery and Trueblood Pop Up Gallery is located at 1700 University Drive on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Admission is free to all. Parking is available for an hourly fee in metered spaces and in the Lincoln and Brady Garages.
2020-2022 Virtual Tours Give You Access
Covid kept us apart for a couple of years, and we missed you during that time. In case you missed the 2020-2022 Exhibition Seasons, you can still access them through virtual tours. If you would like to visit exhibitions from these seasons, please follow the links below: