Jan. 8CLARKSTON — The Valley Art Center here will hold an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8 for an exhibit of works by four women from the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.
Connie McLeod, Alison Oman and Linda Shewey, all of Clarkston, and Vikki Wayne of Lewiston will exhibit a combined 40 works in a variety of media including oil, pastel, bronze, beading, egg tempera and scratch board.
The exhibit continues through Jan. 30.
The center is at 842 Sixth St., and gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
CLARKSTON — Mother Yeti of Moscow will play beginning at 10 p.m. Jan. 8 at Hogan’s Pub here.
The Market will open for the band, which plays pop-punk and alternative.
A $5 admission will be charged beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Hogan’s is at 906 Sixth St.
UNIONTOWN — Works by two Moscow artists will be featured during an opening reception for an exhibit titled “The Awe of Imperfection” from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 9 at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn here.
Shelly Gilmore and Tony Thurber use two different mediums integrating objects that are imperfect to create their art, according to a news release. Thurber’s photographs often include discarded objects such as old barns or rusted tractors, which are the type of scrap items that Gilmore turns into pieces of art.
The exhibit continues through Feb. 28.
The barn, at 419 N. Park Way, features free admission and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
Jan. 9 and 11
COLFAX — Works in the annual Rural Alliance High School Art Show will be on exhibit beginning Jan. 9 and will feature an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Whitman County Library here.
The show features works by students in schools from Tekoa, Rosalia, Garfield/Palouse, Oakesdale and St. John/Endicott.
Beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, the Colfax Arts Council and the art show committee will present a “Meet the Artist” program in the Norma McGregor room at the library. This program will feature student artists Levi Teare of Garfield/Palouse, Kaela Fisch of Oakesdale, Sara Billings of Rosalia, Dominique Alexander of Tekoa and Olivia Larsen of St. John. The students will speak briefly about themselves, their artwork, inspirations and aspirations, according to a news release.
MOSCOW — “The Piano in a Factory” will be screened at free Chinese Movie Night beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre here.
The 2011 film is directed by Zhang Meng and is presented by the University of Idaho Confucius Institute. It will feature a brief introduction by Jianhong Lu, a UI visiting South China University of Technology instructor who is a specialist in Chinese cinema and film culture.
The movie is about a man who is enduring a divorce, and finds he must provide a piano for his musician daughter or risk being denied visiting with her. He tries to maintain his optimism while repeatedly failing to finance a piano.
Following the film, the audience will have the opportunity to discuss the film and its cultural significance, according to a news release.
The Kenworthy is at 508 S. Main St.