It’s time to start the countdown to Modern Art 2014, happening this year on Thursday May 1st. This year’s applicants
were particularly strong so we are expecting an exciting show. Last year’s Modern Art gave us everything from the sublime to the absurd and this year promises more art to inspire, amuse and confuse. Over seventy artists will transform the rooms and outdoor spaces at the Modern Hotel into installations, galleries and performance spaces. So come on down, there’ll be something for everyone: art, food trucks, cocktails, music and, cross your fingers, sunshine.
This year’s entrants for Modern Art 2014 have proposed a wide array of fascinating ideas: a deconstructed car room, a flash dance ho-down, an ice fishing room and a living plant installation to name a few. We will even have the first ever Modern Marathon in which an artist will attempt to run an entire 26-mile marathon IN PLACE on one of the balconies. Bystanders will be encouraged to run next to him for as long as they feel is appropriate. If you don’t feel like running you can grab a cocktail and watch. Modern Art is always amusing.
The Modern Hotel
Boise City Arts and History Sesqui-Shoppresent:
39 Rooms Film Festival: All Roads Lead Home, Idaho
5 Films, 5 Filmmakers
Saturday, April 12 at 5:00 p.m.
They say all roads lead home, and with our first showcase of the 39 Rooms Festival, we offer you a peek at the work of five filmmakers, each focusing on our roots: our home, Idaho.
39 Rooms Film Festival is a year-around, revolving showcase of films presented in a unique venue: a hotel room. Each of the 39 rooms at the Modern Hotel will feature a select group of films for an entire year. In addition to local fare, 39 Rooms will also venture into the wilds outside of Idaho with national and international films.
During our first event at the Sesqui-Shop, the Modern Bar will host light snacks, along with a no-host bar featuring a signature cocktail in honor of the event. Following the short film program, the filmmakers will be present to answer questions.
Directed by Drew Bachrach
In this celebration of Idaho landscape and youth, Bachrach, an LA filmmaker, focuses on the experience of growing up in Arco, near Craters of the Moon.
Directed by Ronn Sidenglanz
A beautiful documentary about an unique ride from Idaho City to Boise.
Directed by Emily Sandifer
The Civil War moves west of the Rockies, in a film whose themes resonate with issues faced by today’s soldiers returning home from conflicts abroad.
Directed by Chaz Gentry
A boy follows the object of his infatuation into the night in a film combining art and dark poetry, good and evil.
Directed by Phil Atlakson
Filmed in Garden Valley and based on a true story, this is the tale of an outsider with a reputation as a bully. But things aren’t exactly what they seem to be in this well crafted, finely acted film.
We welcome you to join us at the Sesqui-Shop for our first presentation. Following this event, you can view these selected Idaho films inside the Modern Hotel.
Space will be limited, so please arrive early.
At the Modern, we’re pretty good at coming up with cocktails. Naming them…not so much. So we are holding a contest. Most cocktail naming contests begin with the cocktail, ours begins with the name. We’re up for a challenge. You give us the name; we’ll craft cocktails inspired by our favorites.
Winners will receive a $15.00 gift card and have their drinks added to the The Modern Hotel & Bar’s menu. This contest will be open until we announce the winners on our website www.themodernhotel.com/blog and our social media sites.
1. There is no limit to the number of names a participant can submit. We’ll choose as
many names as we like using completely subjective criteria.
2. Names that are impolite or political in nature will not be considered. Literal titles such
as “The Whiskey _________” or punny names are unlikely to be chosen, but you may
3. Contestants must be 21 years of age. By submitting your entry, you authorize The
Modern Hotel & Bar to use your drink name in all print & online publications.
3 of our favorite things combined with 3 of our favorite Food Trucks…
Modern Art is rapidly approaching and what does a hungry art lover do when she doesn’t want to tear herself her away from the awesomeness that is Modern Art?
Relax, this year we have your back. Or your belly.
The Boise Fry Company, Archie’s Place and B-29 Streatery’s Food Trucks will be
waiting to serve you delicious fare All Night Long! Stationed along Grove Street right in front of the Modern Hotel and open from 4-11p.m., now you won’t have to choose between viewing the next Artist’s creative Room and fainting from lack of Chili Cheese Fries.
Please visit these mobile restaurant’s websites for Menu items and more information:
The Modern Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Tree Fort Music Festival country in downtown Boise. It is a stumble away from three of the top Tree Fort music venues–across the street from the Linen Building, around the corner from the Neurolux and three blocks from the Main Stage. This hotel package includes four days of concerts, along with other music happenings. Each package includes two general admission tickets to the festival for all four days, two “keep that music playing” pig lighters from the Modern and a “Welcome to the Festival, friend” drink voucher at the Modern Bar a, $20 value.
Packages are limited to guests who book all three nights, so book early to get in on the deal.
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