Arts & music briefly

Planet Arts Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

‘Hello, Dolly!’ Courtesy Idaho State University

Bill Wilson of Chester Creations demonstrates gemstone faceting during the 2017 Big Art Expo. Courtesy Idaho Art Lab

Planet Arts classes throughout the summer

Planet Arts will offer classes for children ages 5 to 9 on Wednesday’s throughout the summer. Classes run from noon to 10 p.m. at the Willard Arts Center, 498 A St. The classes don’t have to be taken as a series.

Here are the class themes:

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.

ISU Summer Theatre program to present ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters will present Jerry Herman’s Tony-Award-winning “Hello, Dolly!” as the 2018 Summer Musical.

The show opened Wednesday. Additional performances will take place today, Saturday, Monday, Thursday, June 22 and June 23. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Beverly B. Bistline Thrust Theatre.

The show features numerous beloved hit songs, including “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Dancing,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Takes a Moment” and the title song “Hello, Dolly.”

Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for faculty and staff, $10 for children and $7 for ISU students with a Bengal ID, and are available at or by calling 208-282-3595.

Idaho Art Lab’s Big Art Expo is Saturday

The Idaho Art Lab’s annual Big Art Expo is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the 2355 S. Yellowstone Highway in St. Anthony.

The Big Art Expo provides a chance for the public to meet local artists, artisans and makers who will be doing demonstrations and answering questions about their crafts.

The expo will also feature the Yellowstone Teton Gallery of Art’s River Runs Through It show, which celebrates the opening of fishing season with work by artists from Ashton to Idaho Falls.

The Idaho Art Lab is a volunteer-run maker space, gallery, art supply store and artist residency program. It is open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The space features 14 labs that are available for $3-$5 per hour. For more information visit or call 208-932-0893.