Art

Credit: Susan Madacsi

Susan Madacsi uses her blacksmithing skills to create stunning sculptures from glass and metal. Her work can be found in homes and businesses from Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong to Canyon County, Idaho. Madacsi joins Idaho Matters to describe her creative process.

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  • Keeping kids safe around water.
  • An Idaho health care wake-up story.
  • We kick off our Folk Art series.

HomeGrown Theatre

HomeGrown Theatre is a Boise-based production company. They write their own scripts and create their own puppets for their signature puppet shows. They are known for their annual Horrific Puppet Affair. They have spent much of their time performing anywhere they could, from garages to bars. Now they’ve found a home and are premiering a new play called “Sing to Me Now.”

Friesen Gallery

She marries glass, metal and color to produce unique and unusual paintings full of feeling. Artist Nicole Chesney has a new exhibition of paintings that opens Friday in Sun Valley. She lives and works in Rhode Island but dropped by Idaho Matters to talk about her work.

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

A one-of-a-kind house sits on what was once a barren promontory in Idaho’s Hagerman Valley. In the mid-1950s, landscape painter Archie Teater and his wife commissioned arguably the world’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, to design a studio for them. While in safe hands at the moment, Matt Guilhem reports the future of the studio – and other notable buildings – is far from guaranteed. Idaho Matters takes a closer look.

  • We talk to the Presidents of ISU and LCSC.
  • A new art exhibit in Sun Valley.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho Artist James Castle's family home has been turned into a museum, shop and a space for an artist in residence. The first such artist, Keiran Brennan Hinton, moved in in May. We chat with him about observational painting.

  • "Me Too" - now in a children's book.
  • The first artist in residence at the James Castle House.

  • Friday Reporter Roundtable.
  •  A deeper look into movie poster art.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

This week, the City of Boise opens up the James Castle House to the public after three years of work on the property.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

As the City of Boise prepares to open up the James Castle House this week to the public, the workers restoring the property say they have found new work by the artist hidden behind the walls of the home.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Artist Pat Kilby is an oil painter.

“And I like to work in bright colors and kind of quirky perspective, little bit cartoonish I guess some people say,” says Kilby.

And he often would drive home on Fifth Street in downtown Boise and see the plain, white traffic box that controls the streetlight.

Mister Standman

An Idaho artist will be featured Friday on the cable program “Handcrafted America” on the INSP network.

In his Coeur d’Alene workshop, Michael Norris is so busy that even while he chats on the phone, he’s hand sanding a music stand that will end up in Chicago. The soft “scrape, scrape” sound punctuates his conversation as he easily laughs and jokes about his work.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

It’s been 15 years since Hasan Elahi was interrogated by the FBI as a suspected terrorist.


Ken and Debbie Newman

We’ve been following the story of “The Last Whistle,” a bronze sculpture by an Idaho artist who travels the country in an RV. Now the “Whistle” has a new permanent home in Michigan.

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