Explore the Arts in Idaho With New Local Productions

Two new films from Idaho Public Television explore the craftsmanship and history revealed by works of Idaho artisans — and IdahoPTV Passport members have an opportunity to watch both films before they air!

“Crafting a Living” on Outdoor Idaho (airs Thursday, July 25, at 8 PM) introduces three Idaho artisans who craft their living making unique creations out of raw materials and found objects from the land. Master bladesmith Bill Burke forges Damascus steel knives that are literally works of art. Mixed-media artist Ashley Delonas combines crystals and stained glass with shedded antlers from moose, elk and deer. Leatherworker Cary Schwarz makes handcrafted saddles revered for their durability and intricate designs. Watch it online here.

In “Out of the Shadows” on Idaho Experience (airs Thursday, July 25, at 8:30 PM), producer Marcia Franklin brings to light the stories of two female photographers at the turn of the 20th century — Jane Gay and Benedicte Wrensted — as well as the subjects of their images: members of Idaho’s Nez Perce and Shoshone-Bannock tribes. Franklin talks with scholars who have studied both women, as well as Nez Perce and Shoshone-Bannock tribal members, some of whom are pursuing the art of photography. Watch it online here.

Early viewing for IdahoPTV Passport members begins July 18! Members of our Passport streaming service can stream both films a week before they air, either online or through the PBS Video app. To become a Passport member, visit our website.

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