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Arts Commission

Balance Art
COMMISSIONERS
Diane Hammack - Chair
Mary Sorensson - Vice- Chair
JoSann Lien
Carolyn Havens
Ashleigh Suggs
Elizabeth Farley
Joyce Holst
Susan Engebretson

VISION STATEMENT
"We the City of Hayden Arts Commission, envision a renowned arts and cultural program that stimulates and encourages local artists as the backbone of our program.  We remember our past as we pursue our future and ensure equal access to cultural and artistic opportunities."

The Arts Commission was formed in 2007. In collaboration with the City of Hayden and the Hayden Urban Renewal Agency the Commission works to enhance the quality of life in Hayden through arts and culture. 

Coming Soon - Arts Commission 2017-2022 Strategic Plan

PUBLIC ART

Dusk to Dawn by Laura Richards and William Grant Turnbull
The Hayden Arts Commission, in collaboration with the City of Hayden and the Hayden Urban Renewal Agency, dedicated Dusk and Dawn in September of 2016. Dusk and Dawn were re-created out of Obelisquartet, an original design proposed for public art at the Hayden Library. Dusk, a Chalk-Fronted Corporal dragonfly sitting on an Idaho Blue-Eye Grass base, signifies the warm colors of the sky as the sun sets. Dawn, a Pronghorn Clubtail dragonfly sitting on a Hooded Ladies Tresses base, signifies the crisp, cool colors of the early morning as the sun rises. The dragonflies are perch.ed in the “obelisk position”, a basking stance used to regulate their internal body temperature. The two dragonflies face north and south, with their wings representing the directions of the sunrise and sunset during the changing seasons. The artists, Laura Richards and William Grant Turnbull, are from Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Turnbull specializes in lattice stainless steel structures and Ms. Richards specializes in glass blowing and casting.

 
Epiphany
Epiphany by Michael Horswill“The Hayden Arts
Commission, in collaboration with the City of Hayden, Hayden Library, and the Hayden Urban Renewal Agency, dedicated Epiphany in November of 2015. The trio of sculptures entitled Epiphany represents an active mind,
reflecting the Hayden Public Library’s purpose of educating and providing our community with a world of resources. The title’s meaning is related to the amazing moments in life when, as Webster says, we experience “an
illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.” Michael Horswill is a
local artist and art instructor at North Idaho College.”

 


Balance
, a sculpture created by artist David Clemons located in McIntire Family Park next to City Hall. This beautiful piece of public art also functions as a bike rack. The sculpture’s design is symbolic, depicting figures maintaining a delicate “balance” while they are stretched outward in different directions. Their hands are connected in the center, symbolizing teamwork and the support they give each other in the building of an effective community

City of Hayden stained glass windows, installed in the City Hall clock tower by Carol Gardner, a local artist, during the City Hall renovation in 2008.

ART GALLERY
The Hayden City Gallery, a consignment art gallery located in the main traffic areas at City Hall, was established to promote art in the city. Featured artists are displayed on the walls and in the display cases January-April, May-August and September-December

The Hayden City Gallery is accepting applications to display art on the gallery walls, in the display cases, or on pedestals. Information on the gallery application and requirements is provided below.  Please email your application to planning@cityofhaydenid.us or mail to: City of Hayden, Attn: Hayden City Gallery, 8930 N Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835.

PDFCity Gallery Application and Information Sheet

If you are interested in volunteering for the Arts Commission, please click  HERE  for information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Arts Commission Clerk, at (208) 209-2022 or by email at planning@cityofhaydenid.us.

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