A devotion to the arts is a signature quality of Moscow, Idaho. The city is divided between the more liberal university students and professors and the somewhat conservative farming community but one area of agreement is the appreciation of myriad forms of art.
The local paper, the Moscow Pullman Daily News, had this article of one of our local artists.
The rural life: Local artist inspired by life in small southern Idaho town
Forrest Gilchrist usually starts a piece of art without knowing what the final product will look like.
"It all has a human element, but there is no predetermined idea," he said. "It's open to interpretation."
The Moscow artist has delved into a variety of art forms over the years, but for his show at Above the Rim Gallery in Moscow, he put together 100 collages that combine book covers and pictures from books, magazines and other discarded media.
He uses brightly colored mistinted paint he gets through his day job at Moscow Building Supply to bring the collages to life and offset black and white images. (read more...)