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BRIEF: Public Invited to 'Western Light, Ecstatic Landscapes' Tour

August 1, 2014

The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho

Aug. 01--KETCHUM -- The Sun Valley Center for the Arts will host a special evening tour of its current exhibition, Western Light, Ecstatic Landscapes at 5:30 p.m.Aug. 14.

The exhibit will close Aug. 16 and explores the metaphysical and spiritual use of light in paintings made in the American West. It features three bodies of work: paintings from the 1930s to the 1950s by artists affiliated with New Mexico'sTranscendental Painting Group; work from the 1940s and 1950s by the artists of Northern California's Dynaton movement; and Frederick S. Wight's shimmering Southern California landscape paintings, made in the 1970s and 1980s.

"A tour of 'Western Light, Ecstatic Landscapes' is like an art history refresher on 20th century art in the United States," said curator Courtney Gilbert. "These works will give you a deeper understanding of some of the lesser known moments in the history of the art of the last century, and perhaps most intriguing, the philosophies behind these movements."

Evening exhibition tours are free and open the public. For more information, visit or call 208-721-1682.


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