CSI Fine Arts Center - Spring Arts Experience

CSI Spring Art Experience

Saturday, May 6, 2017
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The CSI Fine Arts Center Back Lawn

"A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful"

CSI Community Education and the CSI Fine Arts Department invite you to immerse yourselves in the arts and grab a bite to eat. Don't miss the CSI Arts Experience, featuring visual and performing artists from around the valley and hands-on lessons throughout the day.

CSI ART FAIR 12 P.M. - 5 P.M.

Featuring hands-on arts experiences, live demonstrations, exhibitions, and items for sale from over 40 artists in a wide variety of mediums. You might learn how to do a perspective drawing, knit, throw a pot, make a cyanotype, carve scrimshaw, or learn wet on wet!

CHILDREN'S CORNER at 12:00 p.m. at the stage

A special mini arts experience for the little ones featuring a clap, dance, and sing along with Mr. Don followed by Theater movement and games, nature-inspired arts projects, scavenger hunts, playdough creations, and children’s yoga.


These will be located in the CSI Art Fair on the back lawn between the Fine Arts Center and the Gym. When you get there, just ask the vendors where the art class table is.

12:00-1:00  p.m.
Ceramics with Bill West
 -Clay wheel throwing
1:00-2:00  p.m. Heightening and Value Drawing with Milica Popovic
  -white and black chalk on brown paper / shading with pencil
2:00-3:00  p.m. Cyanotypes with Ben Lustig
  -sunlight activated photographic process
3:00-4:00  p.m. Linoleum Cuts with Mike Youngman
  -printmaking: cut and print your own image or print a pre-cut image
4:00-5:00  p.m. Watercolor Painting with Leslie Redhead


Download the art class teacher application here


Check out the classes we offered in 2015. These classes will be suitable for older children and adults. Keep watching for 2016 classes!


12:00-1:30p.m. Aerial Silks with Cindy Jones
  -There is room for 12 students in the aerial silks class and a few things you need to know about what to wear and a form to fill out.. Email cbarigar@csi.edu for more information.
1:30-2:30 p.m. Ballroom with Cindy Jones/td>
2:30-3:30 p.m. Modern/Brain Dance with Cindy Jones
3:30-5:00 p.m. Hip Hop with Keesha Olander

LIVE MUSIC on the special outdoor stage

Check out the bands we brought in for 2015. Keep watching for 2015 bands!

12:00 p.m. Mr. Don Children's Show
12:30 p.m. CSI Percussion Ensemble
1:00 p.m. Heather Platts
2:00 p.m. Jenni N Jon
3:00 p.m. CSI Faculty Jazz Combo
4:00 p.m. The Barking Owls

CSI Theater Department Presents ANTIGONICK

May 3, 4 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater

Ancient Greece looks suspiciously similar to the present day in the hands of world-renowned poet and MacArthur Genius Anne Carson. Antigone has lost two brothers but by law can only bury one. She takes a stand for her beliefs, pitting morality against patriotism, and in doing so starts a series of events that threaten the new-found national peace. It's one of the most famous myths of all, told and re-told for more than two thousand years, but what use is a cautionary tale if no one heeds it? The Fine Arts Departments join creative forces to bring Carson's biting and thrilling translation of Antigone to life in a production that casts unexpected shadows on issues of loyalty and family. This production will feature original interpretive dance based on the script by Cindy Jones and the CSI Dance Department and Inspirata Dance Project, the CSI Theater Department, and original design and artwork by the CSI Visual Arts Department. Tickets: $10/adults, $5/seniors or students and free for CSI students. Tickets available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, or online at tickets.csi.edu


May 4 at the Magic Valley Arts Council

What pairs better with classic Greek literature than an evening of jazz, wine, food, and conversation with friends? At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5, CSI and the Magic Valley Arts Council will be offering Antigonick Director's Circle, a special program prior to that evening's performance at CSI. Join fellow lovers of literature and theater for a pre-show presentation and discussion with Antigonick director Shane Brown, including live music, wine, and hors d'ouevres. The discussion will include the direction of Antigonick, the themes emphasized in the play, the design concepts used to highlight those themes, and the collaborative process that drew in dance and art. After mingling, eating, drinking, and discussing, attend the performance of Antigonick in special reserved seating at the CSI Fine Arts Theater. Ticket price includes admission to the pre-show discussion, hors d'oeuvres and wine at the Magic Valley Center for the Arts, and reserved seating at the show. Tickets are $20 and are available at the CSI Box Office, the Magic Valley Arts Council, by calling 732-6288, or online at tickets.csi.edu


Don't miss the best of the best of CSI visual arts students! This special exhibit, which runs at the Herrett Center, features the juried work of CSI arts students across mediums – drawing, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, and more.


This unique Art and Community event offers fun, festivities, and excitement as artists' works are seen by thousands of locals and visitors April 14 - 29. Public voting is free and determines all the winners. In 2017 there will be more than 40 prize winners. Artist works are showcased in Venues, Twin Falls city businesses, public offices and public spaces which become galleries for hundreds of pieces of art work displayed in multiple “neighborhoods throughout the city." For more information, go to www.magicvalleyhasart.com


2 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Don't miss the best of the best! This recital features a juried selection of the finest musicians - drummers, vocalists, pianists, brass players, and more! - in the CSI music program. This recital is free of charge.