Jan Boles and Anna Marie Boles: Prichard Art Gallery Continues Diamond Anniversary Celebration

Friday, October 7 2011


MOSCOW, Idaho – For 25 years, the Prichard Art Gallery has been the focal point for visual arts in Moscow and on the Palouse. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the gallery is presenting a yearlong series of exhibits and events. The third exhibit in the series features the work of Jan and Anna Marie Boles. This exhibit highlights the Prichard Gallery’s commitment to supporting the artists of Idaho.

To mark the Prichard’s silver anniversary, the gallery asked its first director, Johanna Hayes, to select artists for an exhibit that reflects upon the core mission of the gallery. Hayes selected husband-and-wife Jan and Anna Marie Boles. Their rich history of participation in Boise Art Museum Triennials, Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship exhibits and service to the arts across Idaho make them ideal choices. In 1993, Jan Boles exhibited his work at the Prichard Art Gallery and Anna Marie Boles in 2004.

Jan Boles will exhibit “Intermountain Nocturnes”, panoramic photographs taken by moonlight. Jan’s particular interest is in the translation of the color of light from the night sky and ground sources overlaid with a concern for the expanding communities of the intermountain West.

Anna Marie Boles’ work in drawing, printmaking and painting, titled “Here and There, Meditations on Mapping”, expresses a similar awareness for landscape and human interaction. Through titles like “Grid Section” and “Township 3” she examines the way in which land is parsed out into understandable units.

“The work of the Jan and Anna Marie Boles is a perfect complement to the programs and focus of the university,” said Roger Rowley, gallery director. “Their artistic concerns mesh well with the academic pursuits of the university. In addition to the obvious connections with the arts their work intersects with issues of agriculture, and the university’s leadership in bioregional planning and its building sustainable communities initiative.”

The exhibit will run Friday, Oct. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 2, with an opening reception held on Friday, Oct. 14, from 5-8 p.m., at the Prichard Art Gallery.

This exhibit is free and open to the public. The Prichard Art Gallery hours are: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; it is closed on Monday. The gallery, an outreach facility of the University of Idaho, is located at 414/416 S. Main St., on the corner of Fifth and Main streets, in downtown Moscow. Additional information is available at www.uidaho.edu/galleries.

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