Adam Sowards, a Northwest historian, will give the presentation titled “Idaho’s Water at Work and for Play.” The traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit continues through Jan. 21 in the Third Street Gallery in city hall, 206 E. Third St.
Another talk, titled “Water and the Nez Perce, Yesterday and Today,” will be given in the same venue at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 by Lucii Simpson, Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment board member.
The exhibit, which focuses on the relationship between people and water, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays as well as 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 and 21. The venue isn’t open Jan. 16.
CLARKSTON — An opening reception for an exhibit of paintings by Wanda Keefer of Clarkston is 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at Valley Art Center here.
Keefer, who is employed as manager of the Port of Clarkston, enjoys the use of light in her paintings, especially light on water, according to a news release.
The opening will feature refreshments and light appetizers.
The free exhibit will continue at the center through Jan. 28 and gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
The art center is at 842 Sixth St.
CLARKSTON — A free showing of the film “The Automatic Hate” will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Asotin County Library here.
The unrated 2015 film stars Joseph Cross, Adelaide Clemens and Richard Schiff, and has a running time of 97 minutes.
Other films in the series are “Amour Fou” Jan. 23 and “Schneider vs. Max” Jan. 30.
The library is at 417 Sycamore St.
Jan. 7 and 9
COLFAX — The Rural Alliance High School Art Show returns to the Whitman County Library here beginning Jan. 7 and features a reception Jan. 9.
The exhibit, which continues through Jan. 13, showcases paintings, drawings, pottery, collage, and sculpture created by Whitman County high school students, according to a news release. Students participating in the show represent schools in Tekoa, Rosalia, Garfield/Palouse, Oakesdale and St. John/Endicott.
The free reception, which will feature refreshments and music, will be from 5 to 6 p.m. and will include an opportunity for visitors to meet the artists.
The exhibit is in the Center at the Library, 102 S. Main St. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
MOSCOW — The 2010 film, “Ocean Heaven” starring Jet Li, will be shown at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre here.
The film is part of the University of Idaho’s Chinese Movie Night and features a brief introduction by the UI Confucius Institute’s visiting instructors from the South China University of Technology. Following the film, the audience will have the chance to discuss the film.
The Kenworthy is at 508 S. Main St.