‘Outdoor Idaho’ Profiles Artists in Nature

Idaho’s varied landscapes challenge us to explore and invite us to imagine. Her natural Outdoor Idahowonders stir the senses, inspiring artistic expression in many forms. In July, Outdoor Idaho follows four artists on their journey to create and inspire with the natural majesty of Idaho as their muse. “Creative License” premieres Thursday, July 13, at 8:00 PM.

For singer-songwriter Casey Kristofferson, the mountains of central Idaho are a majestic backdrop against which to write and record his mountain music.

Singer-songwriter Casey Kristofferson in the White Clouds
Casey Kristofferson finds inspiration in the White Clouds

Sculptor John Grade finds his muse in the form of a lava tube at Craters of the Moon National Monument and creates a wooden sculpture based on a digital scan of the tube’s interior.

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John Grade stands inside his sculpture of a lava tube

Alexandra Paliwoda forges iron into functional art from her blacksmith shop in the Valley of the Tetons near the Wyoming border.

And photographer Jon Mills chases storm clouds across the desert to capture digital images of stunning desert lightning storms in southern Idaho — he’s even been hit by lightning!

Lightning storm near Twin Falls. Photo by Jon Mills
Lightning storm near Twin Falls. Photo by Jon Mills

“Idaho’s outdoors can inspire all of us to dream, but only a handful have the talent and dedication to turn that dream into reality,” says “Creative License” producer Sauni Symonds. “I enjoy sharing the stories of those who honor nature and the outdoors by preserving its essence through their own creative license.”

Stream or View, It’s Up to You “Creative License” on Outdoor Idaho airs Thursday, July 13, at 8:00 PM and Sunday, July 16, at 7:00 PM. Stream it On Demand the same day.

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