The Art and Practice of Meaningful Conversations Wednesday, February 23rd
6:00 - 7:30 pm
At Heartland High School Commons With Melissa Daniels
Do you want to spark more meaningful conversation and move beyond small talk?
We will start the evening by asking each participant to share a story, moment, or an experience from their life that “changed the way you view the world.”
Join us for a structured and intentional discussion with the goals of deeper growth and shared connection. Snacks will be provided.
Melissa Daniels has been cultivating conversation and connection in McCall for over 20 years.
Bury My Heart at Chuck E Cheese's by Tiffany Midge, A book discussion Wednesday, March 2nd
7:00 - 8:30 am
At Heartland High School Commons
With Dr. Helen Lojek
Bury My Heart at Chuck-E-Cheese's by Tiffany Midge dismantles the essay form, using fractured narratives, short snippets, and brief narratives to create an iconic collection that explores urban-indigenous and female identity in 21st century America. She pokes fun at the mainstream cultural landscape, chastising hipsters for abusing pumpkin spice, justifying her distaste for pussy hats, dissecting “pretendians” for their counterfeit adoption of Native identity, and, as the daughter of a white man, confessing her struggles with privilege. Midge delights with puns and silly renderings of pop-culture tropes: “Gag me with a coup stick” opens the book; an exchange with her mother gives us the title as she plays on Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee; her mother later references a well-known quote by Chief Joseph when she says, “I will fight no more about putting the toothpaste cap on, forever.” Laughter, Midge explains, is a way of thumbing a nose at death and the dominant culture.
This book discussion is a part of the "Let's Talk About It: Form and Fluidity" series with the McCall Public Library. This event is free, please pick up your copies of this year’s books at the McCall Public Library.
Lindsey Harris, The Solo Adventurer Thursday, March 3rd
6:00 - 7:30 am
At McCall Donnelly High School Commons
Check out our Lindsey tromping across the globe, meeting friends new and old, seeing the sights, and living completely in the moment. All on her own terms, relishing the opportunities to travel solo on three different trips spanning 3 continents and 11 countries on her own.
Join us for a vivid travelogue on the joys, disasters, serendipity, beauty, fears, and lessons of traveling alone. Lindsey has traveled to over 24 countries in total and loves the balance of our precious Gem State, while also seeing the world.
Homegrown in McCall, Lindsey is the Director for our Chamber of Commerce, helping locals and visitors alike.
This event is free. The McCall Arts and Humanities Council is partnering with the McCall Public Library for Travelogues.
Funding for this project has been provided by the Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP).
The Annual Heritage Night is here March 8th
Elder Wisdom, Honoring our Place on Earth Tuesday, March 8
6:00 - 7:30 pm At the Shore Lodge Upper Pavilion
Grandmother Pershlie “Perci” Ami
of the Hopi/Tewa Tribe from the Village of Walpi, Arizona
Joisah Blackeagle Pinkham
Ethnographer and Storyteller, Nez Perce Tribe of Lapwai, Idaho
We are meant to live on this earth, in these bodies, with individual and collective spirits. How do we understand and honor these relationships? What beliefs have we inherited, taken for granted, and chosen for ourselves?
Elder wisdom brings illumination to our beliefs about our place on earth. We are invited to release fear, build relations, and reconnect with what brings each of us meaning and hope.
In this evening, we will receive wisdom from tribal elders, inviting each of us to a deeper personal philosophy.
Stay tuned for additional events with visiting Hopi Elders.
The Shore Lodge
Crawford Olson Real Estate
Anissa Rooney, McCall Mortgage Company
Krahn's Home Furnishings
Announcing Auditions for Children's Spring Musical
This year's Spring Musical will be a production of Mary Poppins Jr. By Disney and Cameron Mackintosh. Directed by Dawn Kolden and Music Direction by Linda Moyer.
Feb 28th through March 3rd
Auditions will be held at the Alpine Playhouse-Masks required for participation. Performances will be held in May outside at The Barn in Roseberry.
Registration is required in advance for auditions. Email Dawn@mccallarts.org with any questions.
We are committed to providing access to the arts for children and affordable events for everyone. We also believe in paying artists and scholars and actively promote this ethic with other local and regional arts organizations. Need-based partial scholarships are available for most classes upon request. Please enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're happy to welcome our new Administrative Director, Lynn Johnson. We're excited to have her great creativity and expertise on our staff.
We are grateful for your continued presence and support.
To All Things Bold and Imaginative, Dawn Kolden, Artistic and Education Director
Lynn Johnson, Administrative Director
Trinity Nash, Development and Communications
Board of Directors~ Ellen Ganz, Renée Silvus, Anissa Rooney, Julie Ronnow,
and CMarie Fuhrman
Contributing to MAHC
We are only able to do what we do through the generosity of our community. Even $5 a month makes a costume, script, book, or stash of supplies.