Curating Curiosities is a community visual arts exhibit in the JUMP Lobby that gives the public a chance to view local artwork of different types including paintings, drawings and photography. Participating artists will be present to meet with the public during First Thursdays in the Lobby, and will also share their inspiration and background with the community during a Connecting Community presentation followed by a Q and A. Local artists of all levels and backgrounds are invited to submit works of art that will be displayed in the JUMP Lobby for approximately three weeks. If interested in sharing your artwork, send an inquiry to events@JUMPboise.org.
Painting and PyrographyMarch 5 - March 26
By: Maggie Maness
Born and raised in Boise, Maggie is heavily influenced by her love for nature and Idaho. When creating a piece she tries to capture a feeling within herself and can often focus on her feelings for Idaho. Maggie views Idaho as a beautiful, amazing resource, full of adventure. From the sagebrush steppe to the thick northern forests, Idaho is uniquely stunning. Art has always been a part of her life. Growing up with a tattoo artist father, the man who has been her biggest inspiration, Maggie learned from an early age to express and experiment with her creativity. Whether she is drawing, painting, or burning wood she has developed it into a way to understand her feelings, get in touch with her senses, and further her connection to the subject. Maggie is currently working with watercolors, ink, and pyrography - but in the past she has been known to practice needle felting, oil and acrylic painting (sometimes on velvet), and charcoal drawing. She hopes to grow the local art scene in Boise by inspiring others to give art a try!