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Fall exhibitions at the Blue Galleries; Opening reception Sept. 9

The Blue Galleries, located in the Center for the Visual Arts are now displaying “Notes for Tomorrow” and “Queer ID.” The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and the exhibits will on display until Oct. 21. Admission is free.

An opening reception will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. Awards will be announced at 5 p.m.

The Blue Galleries are located on the first floor of the Center for the Visual Arts at 1110 S. Capitol Blvd. in Boise.

About the shows

“Notes for Tomorrow”

Graphic with the text "Notes for Tomorrow: August 30 - October 21, 2022 at the Blue Galleries

Independent Curators International conceived and developed “Notes for Tomorrow” as a traveling exhibition to encourage international collaboration and versatile modes of presentation and features artworks selected by curators from around the world to reflect on a new global reality ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Blue Galleries exhibition features video, photography, installations, film screenings, murals and scores within the gallery space, in the Center for Visual Arts and online (ex. Spotify) all produced within the local context.

The exhibit has run since last year in Istanbul, Turkey, Taipei, Taiwan, Calgary, Canada, Auckland, N.Z., and Nanjing, China, with exhibitions running concurrently with the Blue Galleries show at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and U.S. museums in Las Vegas, Honolulu and New York.

Artists featured in “Notes for Tomorrow” include: Madiha Aijaz, Ernesto Bautista, Maeve Brennan, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Luke Luokun Cheng, A Liberated Library for Education, Inspiration, and Action, Nothando Chiwanga, Shezad Dawood, Demian DinéYazhi’, Cao Guimarães, Ilana Harris-Babou, Rei Hayama, Amrita Hepi, INVASORIX, Tamás Kaszás, Ali Kazma, David Lozano, Mona Marzouk, Joiri Minaya, Peter Morin, Omehen, Daniela Ortiz, Kristina Kay Robinson, Luiz Roque, Mark Salvatus, Ibrahima Thiam, u/n multitude, Wayne Kaumualii Westlake and Yan Shi.

“Queer ID”

Artwork with a sink split into multiple dimensions to suggest a shift in our perception of space and, or time from the "Queer ID" exhibition at the Blue Galleries from August 30 - October 21, 2022

J. Casey Doyle, Associate Professor of Art and Design at the University of Idaho juries the “Queer ID” exhibition. John Bybee, graduate assistant for the Blue Galleries and candidate for a master of fine arts degree in visual arts at Boise State, initiated the exhibit with an open call to Idaho artists including current residents, former residents and students or alumni of an Idaho university or college who self-identify as LGBTQIA+ and who currently reside in the United States. The exhibition features work by undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty members and community members from Idaho and beyond.

Artists selected by J. Casey Doyle for the exhibition include: Serena Allen-Szatkowski, Rhett Backstrom, Kathryn Beesley, Laurie Blakeslee, Mel Bristol, William Bybee, Nicole Camarena-Osborn, Evalee Campbell, Catherine Crews, Stephanie Dickey, Alieha Dryden, Brandon Dudley, Caroline Earley, West Goldie, Green, Deborah Harris,  José Giovanni Herrera, Fii Hoynacki, Benjamin Hunt, Justin John, Gray Kinsey, Sue Latta, Kevin Maret, Hallie Maxwell, Samuel Paden, Cory Peeke, Peter Ronan, Dan Scott, Brie Schettle, Nette Shaff, Arnold Sharp, Katie Anne Sharpe, Astri Snodgrass, Seth Spencer, Kate Walker and Danny Wheeler.