Surel’s Place Artist in Residency, photo courtesy Surel’s Place and Winston Mitchell

Artist Surel Mitchell was a force for artistic, familial, and civic collaboration here in Boise. Whether it was a conversation or an art installation, she inspired people of all walks of life to come together to make something beautiful. Originally from Pennsylvania, Surel embraced Boise as her home and she was a vital in making the Boise arts scene the vibrant community it is today. When Surel passed away in 2011, artists, friends, and family mourned the loss of her warm personality and extraordinary talent.

Community members gather in support of artists, photo courtesy Surel’s Place and Winston Mitchell

Lucky for all of us, Surel Mitchell’s giving nature…

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We are pleased to highlight the work of artist Kylene Collette, our June 2019 artist of the month.

Kylene Collette is a proudly South African export currently residing in Boise, Idaho. She has designed over 100 retail stores, created branding for a successful student accommodation group and worked asHead of Crafts for a children’s television show. She is an exhibiting member of the Treasure Valley Artist’s Alliance and was the City of Eagle’s Artist of the Month, exhibiting at City Hall in March 2016. Collette is currently the on-campus Interior Designer for Boise State University.

In 2018 the Pettitt Group purchased this original piece of artwork as part of our Supporting the Arts initiative. Throughout the year, we will give away fine art prints of…

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