On the heels of their relocation to Idaho’s tallest high-rise, CTA Architects Engineers has dedicated a portion of its downtown, state-of-the-art, office space as a gallery for up-and-coming Boise artists.
The art gallery will serve as a place for rotating artists to display new and existing works. It gives them the opportunity to showcase their talents in a solo show that runs for a few months at a time.
“Our decision to have an art gallery was a win-win, because bringing in a bit of culture will really inspire our staff and add to the creative environment we strive for,” said Randi Thomas, the interior designer who helped create the Firms new office space. “The gallery we designed provides maximum exposure to all the clients who visit our office, and hopefully will prove beneficial to the artists and help elevate their careers.”
Cody Rutty, the first local artist to be featured, said that he was thrilled to be hanging work in the space and to experience first-hand their mission to foster the arts through a dedicated gallery space for rotating artists.
“My work tends to break down composition and major content into facets and then offer an environment in which the viewer becomes part of the authorship, a user and participant of the space.” said Rutty. “Working with CTA continually proves to be a pleasure. There’s a mixture of class, professionalism, and outside-the-box creativity that builds a welcoming collaborative environment in each situation.”
Rutty’s collection will be first displayed to the public at the firm’s 75th anniversary event in April. The firm plans to provide public viewings as part of a to-be-determined First Thursday event this summer. Rutty was also commissioned to create a painting for CTA Boise’s main conference room, which will be a permanent feature of that space (see time lapse video below).
For more information about Cody Rutty, please visit www.codyrutty.com.