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Moscow Contemporary opens new exhibition on Friday

Moscow Contemporary will open the “Picuun, I Am Water” exhibit with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Moscow Gallery at 414 S. Main St. The exhibit features photographs and objects by Dennis DeHart, Robbie McClaran, the Palouse Prairie Charter School Canoe Project and the Nimiipuu Tribe. The reception will have “snacks” from Ampersand & Oil and is open to the public.

DeHart uses the latest imaging technology to explore the environment, while McClaran recently completed his eight-year project to photograph the entire length of the Columbia River. He used an old camera and film to take his photos.

There will be a special canoe project reception from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. The exhibition will continue until September 10. One canoe will be a 2018 David Thompson style cedar plank canoe and another featured in the exhibit is a traditional dugout canoe.

Moscow Contemporary will open a second exhibition in the studio gallery on Friday. The gallery exhibition will feature the work of Richard Wells and will include artwork and decorated motorcycle parts as well as a selection of large paintings. The exhibition will continue until July 1.

Healthcare Foundation Opens Impact Grant Applications

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation opened applications for Impact Grants on June 1. Impact Grants are for applications between $25,000 and $100,000 and are available on the website at lewisclarkhealth.org. Grants are due by July 31.

Priorities for grants are given to nonprofit applications or government agencies that have a long-term vision and projects that address the root causes that affect health, improve well-being, and help prevent disease. .

The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation was established in 2017 by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. For more information about the foundation or the grantmaking process, visit the foundation’s website or contact the Idaho Trust Bank at (208) 664-6448.

The local author will share her book series at the Colfax Center

Local author Kay M. Bates will share her book series “The Adventures of Rug Bug” from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 11 in the center adjacent to the Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St. Books will be available for purchase with a portion of all sales benefiting the library.

The series is best suited for children in grades two through four. It follows a wandering beetle that crash lands outside of Mousetopia.

Bates’ other two books will also be available at the event. Bates and her husband reside on the Palouse. She is a scientist by day, a writer by night.

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