In Print and on Display

Faculty are leading efforts to enhance the arts and culture in communities near and far. Here are select and notable examples of the international work, exhibitions and publications our arts faculty participated in over the past year.

A selection of faculty contributions to the arts in 2018

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    Linda Kline

    Viola Professor Dr. Linda Kline, chair of the Department of Music, presented at the American Viola Society Festival in Los Angeles, and taught and performed at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan.

    Viola Professor Dr. Linda Kline, chair of the Department of Music, presented at the American Viola Society Festival in Los Angeles, and taught and performed at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan.

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    Ted Apel

    Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Ted Apel, in collaboration with Anthony Burr, released a cassette-only compilation of ambient and experimental music titled “False Iguanas” with the Japan-based label, Muzan Editions.

    Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Ted Apel, in collaboration with Anthony Burr, released a cassette-only compilation of ambient and experimental music titled “False Iguanas” with the Japan-based label, Muzan Editions.

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    Caroline Early and Kate Walker

    Ceramics Professor Caroline Earley presented individual work and collaborative work with Associate Art Professor Kate Walker in an international exhibition titled “The Arrow” at the Milford Galleries in Queenstown, New Zealand. The duo also showed in “Art from Down Under: Australia to New Zealand” at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Finally, they participated in a week-long residency, studio project and visiting arts lecture as part of “The Geophagic Water Closet” in Mildred’s Lane, Narrowsburg, NY.

    Ceramics Professor Caroline Earley presented individual work and collaborative work with Associate Art Professor Kate Walker in an international exhibition titled “The Arrow” at the Milford Galleries in Queenstown, New Zealand. The duo also showed in “Art from Down Under: Australia to New Zealand” at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Finally, they participated in a week-long residency, studio project and visiting arts lecture as part of “The Geophagic Water Closet” in Mildred’s Lane, Narrowsburg, NY.

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    Jim Budde

    Ceramics Professor Jim Budde participated in the 2018 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual exhibition “Visual Voices: Truth Narratives” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Budde also presented his work at “The Great Ceramic Revival” in the Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

    Ceramics Professor Jim Budde participated in the 2018 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual exhibition “Visual Voices: Truth Narratives” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Budde also presented his work at “The Great Ceramic Revival” in the Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

  • Book cover of Cello Secrets by Brian Hodges

    Brian Hodges

    Dr. Brian Hodges, an associate professor of cello and string pedagogy, published “Cello Secrets: Over 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Cellist” with Rowman and Littlefield.

    Dr. Brian Hodges, an associate professor of cello and string pedagogy, published “Cello Secrets: Over 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Cellist” with Rowman and Littlefield.

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    Martin Corless-Smith

    Poetry Professor Martin Corless-Smith published “The Fool and the Bee: Act 1,” a poetry chapbook with The Song Cave press. He also has two book of poems slated for publication in 2019.

    Poetry Professor Martin Corless-Smith published “The Fool and the Bee: Act 1,” a poetry chapbook with The Song Cave press. He also has two book of poems slated for publication in 2019.

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    Benjamin Victor

    Sculptor Benjamin Victor, Boise State’s artist in residence and a professor of the practice, accepted the National Sculpture Society’s 2018 Alex J. Ettl Grant on June 23 in South Carolina. In addition, Victor finished a monument to Chief Standing Bear commissioned by the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs.

    At left, Victor stands next to a “Rosie the Riveter” likeness representing women who worked on the home front during World War II. The Howard County Veterans Memorial Corp. in Kokomo, Indiana, has commissioned Victor to create a woman’s war monument, including Rosie, a modern female soldier with a prosthetic leg, and a likeness modeled after Shawna Rochelle Kimbrelle, the first female African-American fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force.

    Sculptor Benjamin Victor, Boise State’s artist in residence and a professor of the practice, accepted the National Sculpture Society’s 2018 Alex J. Ettl Grant on June 23 in South Carolina. In addition, Victor finished a monument to Chief Standing Bear commissioned by the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs.

    At left, Victor stands next to a “Rosie the Riveter” likeness representing women who worked on the home front during World War II. The Howard County Veterans Memorial Corp. in Kokomo, Indiana, has commissioned Victor to create a woman’s war monument, including Rosie, a modern female soldier with a prosthetic leg, and a likeness modeled after Shawna Rochelle Kimbrelle, the first female African-American fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force.

  • Eric Alexander portrait

    Eric Alexander

    Dr. Eric Alexander, an assistant professor of composition and music theory, wrote a piece commissioned by the Greeley Cultural Festival in Greeley, Colorado. “Petroglyphs” for Native American flute, strings orchestra and timpani premiered at the conclusion of the festival.

    Dr. Eric Alexander, an assistant professor of composition and music theory, wrote a piece commissioned by the Greeley Cultural Festival in Greeley, Colorado. “Petroglyphs” for Native American flute, strings orchestra and timpani premiered at the conclusion of the festival.

  • Book Cover for The Trailhead by Kerri Webster

    Kerri Webster

    Kerri Webster, a lecturer in creative writing, published her third book, “The Trailhead,” with Wesleyan University Press.

    Kerri Webster, a lecturer in creative writing, published her third book, “The Trailhead,” with Wesleyan University Press.

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    Chad Erpelding

    Drawing and Painting Professor Chad Erpelding participated in a one-month artist residency at Aktuelle Architektur Der Kultur in Blanca, Murcia, Spain. His work also was included in the “land / lines” group exhibition at Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and “Cityscape” group exhibition at Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum in Gimpo-si, South Korea.

    Drawing and Painting Professor Chad Erpelding participated in a one-month artist residency at Aktuelle Architektur Der Kultur in Blanca, Murcia, Spain. His work also was included in the “land / lines” group exhibition at Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and “Cityscape” group exhibition at Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum in Gimpo-si, South Korea.

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    Nicole Molumby, Leslie Moreau and Barton Moreau

    Dr. Nicole Molumby, a professor of flute and music theory; Dr. Leslie Moreau, an associate professor of clarinet and music theory; and Dr. Barton Moreau, a lecturer of piano and music theory, presented the world premiere of Blaz Pucihar’s “Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano” at the International Clarinet Association Conference in Ostend, Belgium.

    Dr. Nicole Molumby, a professor of flute and music theory; Dr. Leslie Moreau, an associate professor of clarinet and music theory; and Dr. Barton Moreau, a lecturer of piano and music theory, presented the world premiere of Blaz Pucihar’s “Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano” at the International Clarinet Association Conference in Ostend, Belgium.

  • Book Cover for Caves to Cathedrals by LeeAnn Turner

    Lee Ann Turner

    History of Art and Visual Culture Professor Dr. Lee Ann Turner published the second edition of “Caves to Cathedrals: Visual Arts in Ancient and Medieval Texts,” a companion textbook to Art History 101. The book is a compilation of primary sources that help clarify or contextualize artistic production in the pre-modern western world. Turner explores a wide array of ancient and medieval visual culture including fashion, stage scenery, and other types of display such as triumphal and funerary processions, a lavish dinner party and gladiatorial games.

    History of Art and Visual Culture Professor Dr. Lee Ann Turner published the second edition of “Caves to Cathedrals: Visual Arts in Ancient and Medieval Texts,” a companion textbook to Art History 101. The book is a compilation of primary sources that help clarify or contextualize artistic production in the pre-modern western world. Turner explores a wide array of ancient and medieval visual culture including fashion, stage scenery, and other types of display such as triumphal and funerary processions, a lavish dinner party and gladiatorial games.

  • Photo of Mark Hansen sitting at a piano.

    Mark Hansen

    Piano Professor Dr. Mark Hansen began a two-year term as president of Idaho State Music Teachers Association. In this position, Hansen will serve as the leader of the state organization and as the official voting delegate and liaison to the Music Teachers National Association.

    Piano Professor Dr. Mark Hansen began a two-year term as president of Idaho State Music Teachers Association. In this position, Hansen will serve as the leader of the state organization and as the official voting delegate and liaison to the Music Teachers National Association.

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    Anika Smulovitz

    Art Metals Professor Anika Smulovitz is participating in “Future Room Exhibition” at the Museo Del Gioiello in Vicenza, Italy. In addition, Smulovitz was awarded a 2018 Idaho Commission on the Arts fellowship in visual arts and participated in the Smitten Forum Residency at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.

    Art Metals Professor Anika Smulovitz is participating in “Future Room Exhibition” at the Museo Del Gioiello in Vicenza, Italy. In addition, Smulovitz was awarded a 2018 Idaho Commission on the Arts fellowship in visual arts and participated in the Smitten Forum Residency at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.

  • Francis Fox, art, sculptures photographed in studio

    Francis Fox

    Sculpture Professor Francis Fox had a large version of his sculpture “Mortal Process” installed in Ningbo, China, as part of the 2016 Hangzhou Bay International Sculpture Grand Prix competition. More than 1,000 invited international artists applied to the competition; 70 small sculptures were shortlisted and 15 artists from the exhibition were awarded the production of a 15-foot-tall version of their sculpture for permanent installation.

    Sculpture Professor Francis Fox had a large version of his sculpture “Mortal Process” installed in Ningbo, China, as part of the 2016 Hangzhou Bay International Sculpture Grand Prix competition. More than 1,000 invited international artists applied to the competition; 70 small sculptures were shortlisted and 15 artists from the exhibition were awarded the production of a 15-foot-tall version of their sculpture for permanent installation.

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    Phil Atlakson

    Dramatic Writing Professor Phil Atlakson launched the European premiere of a Greek translation of his play “The Mystic of Lincoln County” in Thesssloniki, Greece. In addition, he received a $5,000 grant from the Alexis Rose Foundation to support production of his play “An American Nut Job.” Finally, his award-winning documentary, “Mommy’s Land,” shot in Cambodia, now is available on Amazon Prime.

    Dramatic Writing Professor Phil Atlakson launched the European premiere of a Greek translation of his play “The Mystic of Lincoln County” in Thesssloniki, Greece. In addition, he received a $5,000 grant from the Alexis Rose Foundation to support production of his play “An American Nut Job.” Finally, his award-winning documentary, “Mommy’s Land,” shot in Cambodia, now is available on Amazon Prime.