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Exhibition Season 2018-2019

Mission Statement of Student Union Fine Arts Gallery

The purpose of the Student Union Fine Art Exhibitions Program is to display a variety of art media and to provide challenging and interesting work while encouraging an aesthetic understanding. All exhibitions and gallery receptions are free and open to the public.

Current  Exhibition

Image Credit: Frederick Foster Brown, Brown’s Print Show, digitally rendered woodblock print

Two Generations of Print Makers: Frederick Foster Brown and Gary Frederick Brown

August 19- September 23, 2018

Inspired by Gary Frederick Brown’s chance discovery of woodblocks made by his grandfather, Frederick Foster Brown, this exhibition offers a unique dialogue between two family members who never met each other. Frederick was a founding member of the Boise Art Association, which became the Boise Art Museum in 1987, and a linocut printmaker, art dealer and framer who owned Brown’s Art Store in Boise from 1928 to 1958. Gary is a printmaker working in Los Angeles, California.

Gary’s connection with his grandfather is realized with this series of reinterpretations, experiments, and revisions of his grandfather’s work. While Frederick’s work is firmly planted in the world of representational reality and the pleasantries of everyday life, Gary’s art is rooted in the science of string and chaos theory. For Gary, this show is proof that art, as powerfully as DNA, allows us to capture a person’s essence by closely examining their work. He believes that, like breadcrumbs in a forest, Frederick left a trail to show him a way to know his grandfather through art.

Exhibition Location

Student Union Fine Arts Gallery, Boise State University

Exhibition Reception

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1700 University Drive on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Admission is free to all students, staff, and community members. Parking is available for an hourly fee in metered spaces and in the Lincoln and Brady Garages.

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Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art

June 16 – October 7, 2018. For more information, please click here.

Sunday Demonstration at Boise Art Museum

August 19, 2018, Drop in from 1 – 3 p.m.

Join local artists and experts for afternoon demonstrations and special hands-on experiences related to the exhibitions. The third Sunday each month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Free with the price of admission. BAM Members FREE.

Family Art Saturday at Boise Art Museum

August 25, 2018, Drop in from noon- 3:30 pm

Make a print with abstract forms inspired by those seen in Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art exhibition, on view through Oct 07, 2018.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Human Reflections, works by Oliver Cotting, September 2- October 28, 2018 in the Trueblood Gallery

Retrospective, works by James Blankenship, September 30-November 11, 2018 in Fine Arts Gallery

Apathetic Adoration, works by Kay Smith and Kristen McGinty, November 18-January 6, 2019 in Trueblood Gallery

Fiction and Lies, works by members of  TVAA, November 18-January 6, 2019 in Fine Arts Gallery

New Works, by Khara Oxier, January 13-February 24, 2019 in Fine Arts Gallery

Mark McGinnis, January 27-March 3, 2019 in Trueblood Gallery

Entropy, Rachael Mayer, Eclipse, Printmaking Students, and Dualistic Desires, by Monica Bright, March 3-April 3, 2019 in Fine Arts Gallery

Final Outlines, works by Dejah Deveraux, March 10-May 12, 2019 in Trueblood Gallery

MFA Student Showcase, April 7-April 12, 2019 in Fine Arts Gallery

Sculptures by D’Arcy Bellamy, April 13- May 12, 2019 in Fine Arts Gallery

40th Idaho Watercolor Society, June 2-June 27, 2019 in Fine Arts Gallery

Past Exhibitions