Arts & music briefly

Collegiate Singers Courtesy BYU-Idaho

Catapult Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

The ARTitorium on Broadway is hosting a children’s art contest that will highlight the winning work on traffic cabinets downtown for several years.

According to an Idaho Falls Arts Council news release, the Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation and Idaho Falls Power are partnering with the Public Art Committee on the event. The winning artwork will be recreated in vinyl to cover the traffic cabinets.

One winner will be selected from each age group: 6 and under and 7-12 years old. The deadline for submissions is April 30. All entries will be on display at the May Gallery Walk at ARTitorium from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 3.

“Decorating these boxes and introducing more public art to our community is a super exciting project that will make our downtown even more beautiful and vibrant,” Georgina Goodlander, Visual Arts Director of the Idaho Falls Arts Council and a member of the Public Art Committee, said in the release. “But I thought it was particularly important that kids were represented also and got to have a say.”

Artwork should be submitted on plain 11 x 17 paper, needs to be in color and should fill the page. Artists can use any medium that comes in colors (paint, pastels, colored pencils, markers, etc.), and the artwork can be of anything (people, animals, patterns, buildings, etc.), but do not include any words.

Entries should be delivered to ARTitorium by April 30. Artists should include their name, age and a phone number on the back of the artwork.

Arts Council adds three to board

The The Idaho Falls Arts Council has added three new members to its Board of Directors. The new members are Dana Kirkham, Kathryn Dabell, and Tracy Hoart, who were voted in during the January 2018 meeting.

Hoart previously served on the board and as chair.

“We are so excited to welcome Dana and Kathryn to the board and to welcome Tracy back. They are all extremely talented and have jumped in ready to work,” Brandi Newton, Executive Director of the Idaho Falls Arts Council, said in a news release. “We love to have a diversity of experience and skills on the board to help us set the vision for the Arts Council.”

The board also includes chair Ann Riedesel, Kevin King, Sharon Price, Coleen Niemann, Steve Parry, Emma Hulse, Linda Hughes, Liza Leonard, Terry Miller, Ann Marie Peters, Roger Plothow, Steve Poulsen, Lori Priest and Kathy Simpson.

BYU-I Collegiate Singers to perform with Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Brigham Young University-Idaho Collegiate Singers will perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on March 18 at the Tabern­acle in Salt Lake City.

“We are always thrilled and grateful to perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir,” said Randall Kempton, director of the BYU-Idaho Collegiate Singers. “It is a great honor to be invited.”

The Collegiate Singers will join the Tabernacle Choir in their weekly broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word. The group will perform two pieces alone: the spiritual “I Got a Key” and “Prayer” by Rene Clausen; and two pieces with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra: “I Feel My Savior’s Love” and “O Clap Your Hands” by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

As one of the premier off-campus performing choirs at BYU–Idaho, Collegiate Singers is comprised of some of the finest vocalists on campus. With 40 singers, the group provides audiences an exciting experience with a wide variety of musical styles and periods.

Music and the Spoken Word is a live broadcast featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir which airs every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Locally, the live broadcast can be seen on BYU Television, available on CableOne channel 13, Dish Network channel 9403, and DirecTV channel 374. It will also be available live on BYU-Idaho Radio 94.3 FM and 91.5 FM.

Shadow theater show Catapult coming to Colonial

Catapult, a show seen on “America’s Got Talent” that features stories in the shadows, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the Colonial Theater.

An Idaho Falls Arts Council release said the show highlights unique dance and acrobatics in larger than life shadow theater.

“Shows like this keep me enraptured, I can’t help but try to figure out how they do it,” Brandi Newton, Executive Director of the Idaho Falls Arts Council, said in the release. “It truly is a show for the whole family, kids and grandparents will love it equally.”

Tickets are $20-35 and are available through the Idaho Falls Arts Council at 208-522-0471 or online at