Boise Weekly – Best of Boise – Best Way to Make Art Even Cooler 2012
Eagle Performing Arts Center
Boise Weekly – September 26th 2012 – Page 52
Photo LAURIE PEARMAN
Eagle Performing Arts Center: Amy O’Brien is keeping the gallery a happening place.
While performing arts academies have always been pretty legit, training the next generation of great performers and cultivating creativity, Eagle Performing Arts Center took it a step further. EPAC has a gallery at its epicenter, and this year, it hosted works by Black Hunger Gallery artists Eli Craven and Maria Chavez, and artist Tyler James Bush’s Home on the Strange exhibition. With opening receptions that frequently include music and more, EPAC’s Art Space continues to give artsy downtown dwellers a reason to head out to Eagle. 1125 E. State St., Eagle, 208-338-4633,epacdance.com
Tyler Bush’s Home on the Strange Expands to Eagle – Boise Weekly
Andrew Crisp – May 10, 2012
Check out Tyler Bush’s antique dollhouse at Home on the Strange: Peacock Manor.
Artist Tyler Bush has been a recurring figure at the Modern Hotel’s Modern Art event. At this year’s event, Bush and Minerva Jayne staged a modern recreation of John and Yoko’s bed-in for peace. And in 2011, he created another living installation featuring women in Gothic dress bearing antlers and playing poker.
Now, Bush will expand on the Deer Ladies theme with the second part of his Home on the Strange series, which debuted in a rented Victorian mansion on Second and Jefferson streets last year. The focal point of his new exhibit, Home on the Strange: Peacock Manor, is a four-foot-tall dollhouse belonging to Bush’s 91-year-old grandmother, La Venia Jacobson, who spent 18 years building and furnishing the scale model Victorian mansion. The exhibit will also feature the aforementioned Deer Ladies in a more ghostly setting.
Home on the Strange: Peacock Manor will open with an artist’s reception at the Eagle Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 11, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Here’s some footage of the Deer Ladies at Modern Art in 2011:
Boise Weekly Cover – Home on the Strange–Gold Floral Plates –Set of 4
Medium: Wood, plates, photoshop and transfers
Artist Statement: Home on the Strange has consumed me this past year. Thank you to all my friends who have helped make it possible, especially Jed Lloyd. Please check out my work at Idaho Poster & Letterpress located at 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118.
Boise Weekly Coverage of Home on the Strange at Idaho Poster & Letter Press
by Garrett Horstmeyer and Tara Morgan
Tyler Bush’s latest multimedia exhibit, Home on the Strange, will be on display at Idaho Poster and Letterpress through October. The show features Bush’s acrylic images of Deer Ladies, encaustic pieces and porcelain sculptures of antlered Victorian-era folk. For more info on the show, visit tylerjamesbush.com.
Boise Weekly Coverage of Home on the Strange – Downtown News: BW’s First Thursday Picks The BW fam storms First Thursday
Tyler Bush’s Home on the Strange meets lacy underthing boutique Ella’s Room this First Thursday.
This edition of Downtown News is brought to you by the wicked-talented group of folks who comprise the Boise Weekly fam. Apparently there’s a little something special in the water we use to cut our whiskey.
Case in point: Former BW Editor Bingo Barnes’ latest venture, Idaho Poster and Letterpress. On First Thursday, Barnes will open a working letterpress museum and gallery in the basement space that formerly housed Bricolage on Eighth Street. In addition to offering workshops and classes, Barnes will also have a letterpress studio that the public can rent.
This First Thursday brings the Idaho Poster Show, which will showcase work from local poster makers such as Nobel Hardesty, Ben Wilson, Erin Ruiz, Kelly Knopp, Julia Green and Erin Cunningham, all of whom have either graced the cover of BW or contributed work to our pages.
Speaking of creative awesomeness, BW’s current Social Media Czar Josh Gross is in the process of publishing a new collection of short stories, titled Secrets and Lies. Gross’ book illustrator Jennie Jorgensen will display all 25 original illustrations that dot the pages of Secrets and Lies at Bricolage (also owned by former BW staffers) this First Thursday. In addition, Boise High senior Elissa Johnson will showcase her multimedia pieces, which “portray people, animals and the relationships between them.” For more info, visit bricoshoppe.com.
Down the street from Brico’s new digs, Boise Art Museum will host BW graphic designer and general badass Adam Rosenlund, who will speak on a panel of local comic book artists and designers for BAM’s new exhibit, Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel. For more info on the exhibit and opening night revelry, check out the First Thursday feature on Page 19.
Over at Flying M Coffeehouse, BW-delivery cyclist Patrick Sweeney of North Star Cycle Couriers will premiere a new photography exhibit titled For Your Thoughts.
Rounding out this BW-tastic September First Thursday is former BW promotions guru and Renaissance man Tyler Bush. Many will remember Bush from his exhibit at this year’s Modern Art event, which featured live poker-playing deer ladies festooned in lush Victorian garb. To promote his upcoming Home on the Strange art event, Bush will deck out the window at lacy underthing boutique Ella’s Room.