Stories From Stanley, Idaho

The Art In Our Town

The Art In Our Town

Take a moment to think back to the first time you came to Stanley, the first time you saw these mountains. Was it not awe inspiring? Was there an instant connection made to this town and this land? Many people feel this connection, but only a select few take that and make art out of what they feel. Thad Gerheim, from the Gerheim Gallery in the Town Square, did exactly that. He made art with his connection with this town.

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His original inspiration came from an old Boy Scout leader, at the young age of 12. Together, they learned how to capture wonderful images, then develop them on their own. From there on out, Thad found solace in his photography. He has been photographing the White Cloud range, the Boulders, and the Sawtooths since 1981. He then started photographing the Frank Church Wilderness of No Return, and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.


Gerheim Gallery is located on Niece Street, in the left portion of the Town Square complex, open daily from 11:00am – 7:00pm. His two room exhibit space is filled with wonderful pieces, most where you can feel as if you are right there looking at the mountain range, or hear the river running, or feel the fresh air. His pieces are in both color, and black and white, to give you a range of art. However, that is not all that is in this Gallery. The various pieces that are currently on display are here to “bring more art to Stanley.” These pieces complement his nature pieces, with bronze statues of the majestic Bald Eagle, a strong bull elk, and others by Tim Norman. He also exhibits wonderful pieces of nature inspired kiln formed glass created by Claudia Whitten. Created by himself, Thad also has platinum/palladium photos. These photos are unique in their creation, as they are filled with various tonalities, incredible brush work, and great patience. This form of photography was patented in 1879, and after World War I, it became incredibly expensive to use this process. Thad is now trying to bring it all back in his work.


Go out and visit Thad in his beautiful Gallery. Feel the individual inspiration seep through every picture, every bronze statue, and every beautiful piece of kilnformed glass. Stanley holds so much inspiration, and art is simply one way to express this. What does Stanley, Idaho inspire you to do?

Source Url: http://stanleycc.org/the-art-in-our-town/



Featured Local Events

DATE: March 2 - 4, 2018

TIME: Multi-times

LOCATION: Park Creek Ski Area, Alturas Lake Ski Area, Community Building, Stanley, ID

March 3rd & 4th, 2018 — Sawtooth Ski Club 16th Annual Ski Festival

  • SATURDAY, March 3rd, Park Creek Ski Area
    Highway 21, 7 miles W. of Stanley
    11am-2pm Homemade Chili & Treats
    Poker Run!!!
    Winning hand called at 1:30 pm
  • SATURDAY EVENING 5:30-8:30pm
    Stanley Community Building
    Dinner Extravaganza
    Incredible Silent Auction, bring your checkbook!
  • SUNDAY, March 4th
    Alturas Lake Ski Area
    Highway 75, 20 miles S. of Stanley
    11am-3pm Soup Kitchen Social
    Great ski trails and a great time!!!

The Sawtooth Ski Club will host the 16th Sawtooth Ski Festival March 3rd and 4th. Come ski, play, feast, dance, shop and socialize, all while supporting Cross Country Skiing in Stanley Sawtooth Country! At 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3rd at the Park Creek Ski Trails, homemade chili and treats will await eager participants at the annual Poker Run. Donating fun lovers ski or snowshoe a fun course, stopping at stations to collect cards and when the game is called at 1:30, whoever has collected the best poker hand wins a most excellent prize! At 5:30 Saturday evening at the Stanley Community Building, our ski club celebrity chef will present a delicious dinner and at the same time an amazing silent auction will take place. Many local businesses, arts and crafts people and friends of the club donate lovely things, wonderful services, ski and fashion accessories and deliciously fantastic items to the auction. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 4th at the Alturas Lake Ski Trails Soup Kitchen Social, enjoy great skiing along with with trailside soup and cookies. All events are donation based, so be sure to bring your check book or cash for the donation jars. The Sawtooth Ski Festival is our only fundraising event of the year. We depend on memberships, donations and Ski Festival proceeds to fund our efforts to provide quality groomed cross country ski trails at Park Creek and Alturas lake. Call Karen Keiski at 208-774-3487 if you wish to volunteer for any of the events or donate to the silent auction. See you at the Festival!


LINK: http://sawtoothskiclub.com/

TEL: 208-774-3487

CONTACT: David or Karen keiski@ruralnetwork.net


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