Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

Past Exhibits

January 4th 2019

We welcome art students from around the county to our Annual Student Art Show. This year we will be featuring the artwork of Baker High School, Burnt River and students of Crossroads art classes. Baker High students will be displaying a diverse array of work, including Micrography portraits. Micrography is the art or technique of writing with extremely small characters to create a picture. In this instance the students have used small words and characters to draw self portraits. BHS students will also be exhibiting projects in clay, fused glass, and some intriguing agamograph drawings. On display by the students from Burnt River will be pencil drawings and small scale acrylic paintings. We are excited to have the Burnt River students participating again after a short break from the annual show. Crossroads students may be exhibiting work created in one or more classes or workshops offered at Crossroads. Students have had opportunities to create artwork in acrylic, watercolor, pastel and oil painting classes, taught by Becky Litke, Paul Hoelscher, Amy VanGaasbeck, Antonia Carriere and Sam Collett, as well as ceramic classes taught by Mo Quinn, Shannon Gray and Aaron Frohnmayer. Jenna Lechner, artist and instructor from Portland taught classes in paper quilling, pet portraiture and botanical illustration. Students also learned how to use polymer clay like Fimo or Sculpey to create Fairies and other woodland creatures by local artist Dawn-Marie deLara. Terri Axness held her annual raku workshop at the Muddy Creek Studio in Haines, where students were taught five different raku techniques. We hope to see student work from many of these classes and to inspire new students to take a step and take a class!

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The Alchemy of Glee

The Alchemy of Glee

October 4th 2019

Merrijo Wheaton began her "Scissor Art" journey as a young girl exploring the art world with paper, glue, scissors, and paint. This exploration of her art skills gained her recognition throughout her school years. Her animation blossomed imagination. These vibrant scissor drawings tell the wonderful inspiration of Wheaton's experience from living in the Arizona desert, with many of the scenes depicted in her art reflecting the southwest desert and the people who live there. Amber Day has been a full time potter since 2011 and creates functional mid-range stoneware, pottery that has been fired at high temperatures. These nonporous bowls, cups, and jars are wonderful for everyday use or decorative purposes. With Day's passion for animals her pots have evolved into various creatures that have personality! You can see the character in their faces, the swish of their tails, paws that have explored, the stomping of their hooves, claws that slash, and the flapping of their wings. Pottery has never been more alive! Although, Day's main focus is animal coin banks, you can find many of her bowls, cups, and jars not only at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, but at several locations in Idaho, including Idaho Made boutique and Mixed Greens gift shop in Boise, and Boise's original farmers' market Capital City Public Market.

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21st Annual Art at the Crossroads Open Regional Show

21st Annual Art at the Crossroads Open Regional Show

September 6th 2019

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center invites you to the 21st Annual Open Regional Show "Art at the Crossroads," beginning Friday September 6th from 5:30-8:00pm! Join us First Friday to enter a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate from Chillz Frozen Yogurt and enjoy the musical talents of Joanne Fletcher. Art at the Crossroads will be available for viewing this eclectic body of work from September 6th through September 28th, Monday through Saturdays from 10am-5pm in the upstairs gallery of Crossroads. The community is also invited to join us Saturday at 10:00am for a discussion and critique with this year's judge, Kirsten Furlong. Art at the Crossroads is generously supported and sponsored by Ash Grove, The Northwest Pastel Society, and Baker City Blue Door Inn. "We're expecting a wide range of interesting and new work from local and regional artists that patrons are sure to appreciate," states Crystal Rainwater, the new Community Art Director of Crossroads. "It's a chance for many artists to unveil their newest creations and it's a great opportunity for art admirers to come and see the variety of art that the area offers." This year's judge Crossroads has chosen the director of the Visual Art Center of Boise State University, Kirsten Furlong. Furlong was born in Milwaukee, WI and currently lives and works in Boise, ID. She received a BFA from the University of Nebraska and a MFA from Boise State University. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions and she has a forthcoming solo show at the Pendleton Center for the Arts in 2020. Experiences at artist residencies in Denali National Park in Alaska, Signal Fire and PLAYA in Oregon, Jentel and Brush Creek in Wyoming, Montello Foundation in the Great Basin of Nevada, Prairieside Outpost in Kansas, and Good Hart Artist Residency in Michigan have created the foundation for many recent projects. Kirsten is the director of the galleries and a lecturer in the Department of Art, Design, and Visual Studies at Boise State University, Boise, ID. In those roles she has curated and organized over one-hundred exhibitions and taught the capstone exhibition course for undergraduate art students. Furlong creates images and objects about human, animal, and plant interactions in places where these relationships are defining the Anthropocene, the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. In the work, animals and plants serve as emblems of nature and as metaphors for human desires. Furlong is happy to be the judge for "Art at the Crossroads," and looks forward to working with our community. To learn more about Kirsten Furlong visit her website at https://kirstenfurlong.com or more about the Boise State Department of Art, Design, and Visual Studies: https://www.boisestate.edu/art/ Crossroads Carnegie Art Center always invites visitors to join us at 2020 Auburn Avenue in Baker City, Monday through Saturdays from 10am-5pm. For questions please call 541-523-5369 or email info@crossroads-arts.org for more information or to join our mailing list. And be sure to check out www.crossroads-arts.org to view our classes scheduled and upcoming events.

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