Bidders, art aficionados and lookie-loos spilled out of the white auction tent Saturday morning as the auctioneer pushed the crowd to keep raising its bid paddles.
In Western culture, dance is often seen as something to watch, to enjoy as aesthetically beautiful. It is less frequent that dance is seen as primarily a way for members of a community to express a story and communicate with one another.
The second week of Fall Arts Festival is underway. Here’s a sampling of events to come. For complete coverage, visit FallArtsJH.com.
Native Jackson Hole, all day. Artist Richard Lloyd Biddinger paints in the gallery. Free. Facebook.com/nativejacksonhole.
Jackson Hole Jewelry, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday. Diamond trunk show on the east and west coasts. Free; some events invitation-only. JacksonHoleJewelry.com.
Songs from Spotify’s “Have a Great Day!” playlist filled Christian Weidner’s studio. The songlist is compiled of feel-good classics — from Daryl Hall and John Oates’ “You Make My Dreams” to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” — the type of music meant for shamelessly blasting on a long car ride.
The scenery in the Wind River Mountains was so stunning that Kathryn Mapes Turner didn’t even finish her coffee before she began to sketch. Turner went backpacking into the Cirque of the Towers this summer looking for an escape from daily life as well as adventure and inspiration, which she …
‘Elemental’ is at Turner
Local painter Pamela Gibson is celebrating the opening of her newest show “Elemental” from 5 to 7 Thursday at Turner Fine Art. “Elemental” is based on the four elements: earth, wind, fire and water, along with Gibson’s conception of a fifth element, the spirit.
Gibson is an encaustic painter, a Greek word that means to burn.
Today: Painting demo
French-born artist Isabelle Dupuy will give a painting demonstration from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Horizon Fine Art Gallery.
Dupuy grew up in the countryside of Provence, France, where she took inspiration from impressionist Claude Monet and and post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh.
Audition for ‘Normal Heart’
Riot Act Inc. will begin holding auditions next week for its fall production of “The Normal Heart,” by Larry Kramer.
“The Normal Heart” is a largely autobiographical play about the rise of HIV/AIDS in New York City in the 1980s. The play tells the story of Ned Weeks, a gay founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group, who prefers large confrontations, as opposed to the quieter tactics taken by his colleagues.