Metamorphosis: An Art Experience to Benefit the WCA

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Art Source Gallery recently hosted “Metamorphosis,” an art show depicting transformation via various art platforms. Proceeds from this annual event support The Women’s and Children’s Alliance of Boise.



I remember the first time I was moved by a piece of art. It was 112 degrees in Florence, Italy, and I was waiting in line to see the statue of David. I was not excited, and frankly would have rather been waiting in line for gelato. I had seen what felt like hundreds of sculptures, statues, and pieces of art already that day, and they were all blending together into one big blur of colors and materials that seemed to scream “history” at me as loud as it could.

Color, Fabric & Form

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I inherited Ethan Allen furniture–a plaid couch, roll top desk, dining room table, and chairs–from my mother-in-law. The furniture is high quality and built to last. An American company, Ethan Allen has been around for 80 years. More than 70 percent of Ethan Allen product is made in North America.
Boise is home to an independent and locally owned Ethan Allen store–the Ethan Allen Design Center of Boise, which Jane Cliff opened 21 years ago. As president, Jane works closely with her son and vice president, Justin Cliff. As a local small business, the Cliffs understand the importance of relationships and customer service. “We are here to help as little or as much as you need,” Jane says.

Our Photographers

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Photography is art. It’s as simple as that. Each of these three top-notch photographers brings their own unique artistic expertise to the page, whether capturing people, landscapes, objects, or something else entirely. Here, Russ de Ment, Lynn Gormley, and Don Johnson tell you in their own words about their experience with the medium.

Around Town

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The Boise Art Museum’s Board of Trustees invites you to join them for Elements of Art – the Boise Art Museum 2016 Gala on Saturday, March 5 at 5:30pm. This elegant evening will include outstanding art, cuisine, a live auction, and more. Champagne, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, beer, and wine will be served. This is a black tie (or creative black tie) event. Tickets are $175 for members and $200 for non-members and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds benefit the Boise Art Museum.

Ring the Alarm

Doug Amos has had a varied career: cryptographic repairman in the Army, Large Vehicle Environmental Test Technician for Lockheed Martin, Program Manager at the Department of Energy, and he also holds degrees in accounting and finance. Today, he’s the owner of 4Alarm Restoration and Cleaning LLC. “We perform emergency flood, fire, mold and bio remediation, and we’re also a full service carpet, upholstery, and tile cleaning company,” Amos says.

Corporate Mentality Brings Success to a Small Business

Corporate Mentality Brings Success to a Small Business 3

Monday through Friday 8-5pm, 
Saturday by Appointment.
The mark of any good business is how it treats its customers. By the same token, if you’re being well taken care of as a customer, it usually means that the employees at the business you’re dealing with are, too.
When Connell Lloyd bought Wood Windows, Inc. from its original owner four years ago, the company, a fixture in the Boise market for over 35 years, was struggling. He implemented organizational skills learned over 20 years with Albertsons and another 20 years in the dairy management business and continued to drive the heavy emphasis on customer service the former owner had built.



Who: Alex Lundgren,
What: Allegis Retirement Group,
Where: Nampa, ID

Wine, Women & Shoes

Wine, Women & Shoes

When you think of the Idaho Youth Ranch (IYR), you probably think about their two dozen thrift stores – easy places to pick up quirky accessories for your Halloween costume, find unusual vintage dishes for cheap, or the perfect spot to donate boxes of unnecessary household clutter. What you may not know is that the Idaho Youth Ranch has been around for more than sixty years and that their 29 amazing thrift stores are a great tool to fund an even greater mission.