Arts & music briefly

Mike Super Photo courtesy of BYU-Idaho

Illusionist to perform two shows at BYU-Idaho

Illusionist Mike Super will perform shows at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. tonight in the Kirkham Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Super has been named Entertainer of the Year, Best Performing Artist of the Year, Best Novelty Performer of the Year and he was voted the “Favorite Mystifier” on NBC’s television show “Phenomenon” and a finalist on “America’s Got Talent.”

Despite all of this, Mike humbly insists, it is the loyalty of his fan base that has been most rewarding. His legions of fans call themselves “The Superfreaks” and they number in the millions.

A BYU-Idaho news release said Super has pioneered a new form of magic “with his own inimitable, down-to-earth style and personality. Mike has brought the art of magic back to the people. He transcends the “trick” and connects personally with his audience on a level they can relate to.”

Tickets are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. They are available at or on school days from the University Store Ticket Office.

Blackfoot band to host free concert

The Blackfoot High School jazz band will perform a free concert from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 25 at the Jensen Grove Amphitheater.

The band will play a variety of music, ranging from big band swing to Latin and funk.

Willard Arts Center to host Planet Arts

The Willard Arts Center will host weekly arts classes for children ages 5 to 9 every Wednesday throughout the summer.

The classes begin June 13 and don’t need to be taken as a series. The cost is $3 per class.

A look at the class themes.

June 13 (Paint): Make the same picture twice, one with watercolor and one with tempura, learn the techniques for both and see how the pictures look different.

June 20 (Colored pencil): Talk about the techniques used for colored pencil, then make a Giuseppe Arcimboldo inspired fruit self-portrait.

June 27 (Clay): Look at different styles of coil pots then learn the trick to make your own.

July 11 (Chalk Pastels): Learn how to layer colors and blend them together to make a sunset.

July 18 (Stamp Art): Make your own stamps, then stamp out a masterpiece with lots of patterns.

July 25 (Paper): Learn to collaborate with a group to design and make a collage city on one large canvas.

Aug. 1 (String Art): See how artists are using string to make fun designs and pictures then wrap and weave your own.

Aug. 8 (Pencil): Learn how artists use a lot of lines while sketching and how they draw with a very light hand. Practice this technique along with some other tips for drawing with pencil.

August 15 (Metal): Talk about what embossing means and what it might look and feel like. Emboss your own metal art then color with markers.

HeART of Idaho Century Ride scheduled

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho’s 10th annual HeART of Idaho Century Ride is scheduled for Aug. 11.

The event features options for 25-, 62- and 100-mile rides with fully stocked rest stops and ride support. The post-ride barbecue at Snake River Landing includes live music, a beer garden, massage therapists and prize drawings.

For more information or to register visit