Arts & music briefly

The Bar J Wranglers Courtesy Blackfoot PAC

“Toward Capernaum, Toward Hope”

“The Moonlit Moose”

Arts Council taking award nominations

The Idaho Falls Arts Council is inviting the public to take part in its nomination process for the group’s annual arts awards, Achievement in the Arts and Support of the Arts.

“We love recognizing those that go above and beyond in the arts. But there are so many talented and generous people in our community that we wanted to expand the call for nominations in hopes that maybe someone we don’t know is able to be recognized for their contribution,” Brandi Newton, Executive Director of the Idaho Falls Arts Council, said in a news release.

Nominations must include the nominee’s name, which award they are being nominated for, and 250 words or less about why they should be honored.

Nomination forms are available on the Idaho Falls Arts Council Facebook page and at Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 17.

Award winners will be selected by a committee of Idaho Falls Arts Council board members, and will be recognized at a spring presentation at the Colonial Theater.

Art Museum to host holiday shopping event

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho will host a unique shopping event Friday and Saturday at its building at 300 S. Capital Ave.

Beaux Cadeaux (French for “beautiful gifts”) is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Homemade soup and bread will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. Admission is free.

The event, in its 11th year, is the art museum’s annual holiday fundraising event.

“Beaux Cadeaux serves as an important fundraiser for TAM with 30 percent of sales going to support the museum’s exhibits and associated educational programming,” TAM director Miyai Abe Griggs said in a news release. “We are always grateful for the generosity of our talented artisans and all the shoppers who choose to buy local and support their art museum!”

The release said the annual event features a mix of longtime crowd favorites and new artisans. Among this year’s new items are fishing nets and wooden fly boxes by Snake River Nets and children’s clothing by Guthrie Lane. Original artwork by local artists will also be available for purchase.

For a complete list of participating artisans, visit

Idaho Falls couple to hold book signing

Ken and Elizabeth Fallon of Idaho Falls will hold book signing events at 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at Barnes and Noble at the Grand Teton Mall.

The couple moved to Idaho Falls from Alaska in 2003. They each completed novels last year that they had been working on for more than 35 years.

Ken Fallon, 80, will sign copies of his book called “Toward Capernaum, Toward Hope: The Hidden Years.” The story highlights the hidden years of Jesus Christ. According to the Fallons, this is a novel about Jesus, His family, His village, their life under Roman occupation, their challenges, their doubts, their loses, their love and their faith.

Elizabeth Fallon, 77, will sign her book called “The Moonlit Moose: An Alaskan Tale.” The Fallons said this is a story about a 13-year-old girl who finds herself unhappily in Mount McKinley National Park with her park ranger father until a wilderness mystery captures her imagination, introduces her to some true Alaskan characters, and changes everything, including her future life work.

Bar J Wranglers to perform in Blackfoot

The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center will host the Bar J Wranglers at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

A Blackfoot PAC release said the Wranglers perform in Jackson, Wyo., seven nights per week during the summer, entertaining 700 people nightly at the Bar J Chuckwagon. The group hits the road the rest of the year, bringing theirwestern music, harmony and comedy to audiences around the country.

Tickets range from $10 to $25 and are available at, by calling 208-317-5508, or at the Music and Families store, 570 W. Judicial St., in Blackfoot.