April 1CLARKSTON — Two oil painters and a sculptor will exhibit their works in a show opening April 1 at Clarkston’s Valley Art Center.
Ron Adamson of Libby, Mont., will show sculptures while Betty Billups and Robert Walton, both of Spokane, will exhibit oil paintings in the show, which continues through April 30.
A reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the center, 842 Sixth St., and Adamson will give a wood-carving demonstration during the event.
Adamson has had exhibits throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, and his works include a sculpture of the famed Route 66 in Winslow, Ariz., according to a news release.
Billups’ work can be found in collections in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Africa and Japan, and she is a member of the Plein Air Painters of America.
Walton’s art is included in the collection in the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., and he recently completed a 6,000-square-foot mural in Oregon.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
CLARKSTON — A community contra dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at the Twin City Square and Round Dance Center here.
Contra dance lessons for beginners will start at 7 p.m., and the dance is aimed at families, singles and couples.
The dance caller is Tim Daulton, and Under the Wire is the band.
The center is at 2130 Fifth Ave., and admission is $6.
More information is available at LCcontra.com.
LEWISTON — An encore presentation of a history lecture by two Lewiston historians will be given at 2 p.m. April 2 at the Lewiston City Library.
Steven Branting and Garry Bush, both retired teachers, will once again give their presentation titled “Hearth & Home on the Bluff South of Town: The Settlement of Lewiston’s Normal Hill.” The two gave the same presentation at the library Jan. 30.
The library is at 411 D St.
UNIONTOWN — “Potluck,” an exhibit of works by eight University of Idaho graduate students, will open with an artists’ reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The exhibit will continue through April 24.
The artists all are masters of fine arts students and include: Reinaldo Gil-Zambrano of Caracas, Venezuela; Kassie Smith of Hemlock, Mich.; Nate Ulmer of Seattle; Josh Kirby of Coeur d’ Alene; Daphne Cuadrado of Greenville, S.C.; Lindsay Mamone of Marlton, N.J.; David Janssen Jr. of Cass City, Mich.; and Monika Lemmon of Selah, Wash.
The artists have selected works from varied themes and in a variety of media, including ceramics, drawing, painting, performance and mixed media, according to a news release.
The barn is at 419 N. Park Way and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
MOSCOW — The 2016 Borah Symposium will feature a variety of speakers and presentations on the theme of “Waging Peace” on the campus of the University of Idaho here.
The schedule includes:
6:30 p.m. — “Borah Symposium International Anthem” by Dan Bukvich, UI professor of music
7 p.m. — panel discussion titled “Refugees,” International Ballroom, Bruce Pitman Center. With panelists Jan Reeves, director, Idaho Office for Refugees; Sayed Hassan Akhlaq, philosopher, writer and human rights activist; Craig Redmond, senior vice president of programs, Mercy Corps; and moderator Kristin Haltinner, assistant professor, UI Department of Sociology and Anthropology
12:30 p.m. — “Waging Peace Through Sustainable Development” by Emmanuel Stefanakis, principal, Sustainable Strategies International, Vandal Ballroom, Bruce Pitman Center
7 p.m. — “The Holocaust, Modern Genocides and the Anti-Atrocities Movement,” plenary address by John Prendergast, human rights activist and author, International Ballroom
11:30 a.m. — “Waging Peace: Applying Non-Combat U.S. Military Capabilities to Achieve National Security Goals” by Col. Greg Cook, U.S. Air Force (retired), Vandal Ballroom
7 p.m. — “Conflicted? The World of War,” keynote address by Samantha Nutt, humanitarian and author, International Ballroom.
PULLMAN — A history teacher from Georgia will give a presentation about the debates over dams at noon April 5 in the Compton Union Building auditorium on the campus of Washington State University here.
Casey Cater, who teaches history at Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, Ga., will give a presentation titled “Public Dams, Private Power: The Fight for Clarks Hill Dam, 1946-1957.” Cater will offer a comparative regional analysis between the battle over dams in the Pacific Northwest and that over the Clarks Hill Dam on the Savannah River in Georgia, according to a news release.
Cater’s presentation will draw from his current research project, “Regenerating Dixie: Electric Energy and the Making of the Modern South.”