Ghandi by Alex Rubino

Art of Alex Rubino

Artist Reception August 4, 2014

Now in the hallway gallery, Heart of the Arts, Inc. is proud to present the art of Alex Rubino in his first public show. The free reception to meet the artist will take place on Monday, August 4 from 5 to 6 p.m. to coincide with the Plaza Concert featured at the 1912 Center that evening.

Alex Rubino is a Senior at Moscow High School. His interest in art is a recent addition to his life, however he considers his work all encompassing and a way to express emotion on the canvas. His first show is an experimentation in color and form.

This show is open to the community to view during regular 1912 Center business hours Monday through Friday in the hallway gallery. The show will be up through August 15, 2014 so please come by check it out.

2014 Plaza Concerts

A special 10th anniversary season!

Monday evenings from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

This year marks the tenth anniversary season of the Summer Plaza Concerts at the 1912 Center. This free music series was developed in 2004 by Linda Pall and Heart of the Arts, Inc. (when we weren't even running the 1912 Center yet) as a way to showcase the beautiful Pall Plaza out in front of the 1912 Center as a place to hold summer events.

The Plaza will open to the public at 5:30 p.m. and beer, wine and other beverages will be available for sale to enhance what you bring for dinner. The music will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. All the concerts are free and open to everyone to attend. In the event of rain, the music will move inside the Great Room of the 1912 Center.

This season has three more Monday concert dates.

July 21 - Snake River Six
The oldest jazz band west of the Mississippi, the Snake River Six will be performing New Orleans jazz stylings at this concert. They began as the Ewartsville Grange Hall Band, well before any of the present members were born. Led for over fifty years by retired Whitman County Superior Court Judge Wally Friel, the band is now headed by 11-year veteran Jeanne McHale on piano and vocals. Rounding out the Six, ‘Jazzman Joe’ Evans on trumpet, Don Peters on clarinet, Dave Bezdicek on bass, and Dan Smith on drums. They will serve up a New Orleans-flavored music gumbo of Dixieland styles and sounds.

August 4 - Jeanne McHale
An evening of music in the key of Moscow with talented, inspired singer-song writer, Jeanne McHale is on for this evening's concert. Jeanne is a veteran of several local bands who shun money and fame to pursue the excitement or live, local, free music. Jeanne has been a stalwart contributor to the success of the Plaza Concerts over the decade, delighting audience young and not so young with her original and repurposed songs of love, politics and the environment of the Palouse. With her flexible, melodic vocals, assisted by her Yamaha “road and trail” model keyboard, Jeanne charms her audiences with the perfect summer concert vibe, in stride and boogie woogie.

August 25 - Community Band of the Palouse
This 40 plus member concert band from Moscow, Pullman and the environs, will round out the summer series with a special 10th Anniversary program this evening. Directed by Denise Snider, the Community Band of the Palouse draws professional musicians, students and gifted amateurs from the Palouse region.

Mark your calendar now to pack a picnic and come join us for these free evenings of music in Moscow at the 1912 Center at 412 E. Third Street between Adams and Van Buren.

Inland Northwest Community Foundation

Community Strategies Grant Awarded to the 1912 Center

On May 20, 2014, Heart of the Arts, Inc. was proud to receive a grant award in the amount of $10,000 from the Community Strategies Grants at Inland Northwest Community Foundation (INWCF). This funding will be put to immediate use in the construction of the East End Exterior Restoration Project at the 1912 Center with construction scheduled to begin on August 4, 2014. Heart of the Arts, Inc. is honored by the many generous donors who have established funds at INWCF and who are making this grant to the greater Moscow community possible through this award to the 1912 Center.

Inland Northwest Community Foundation has awarded more than $42 million in grants and scholarships throughout a 20-county region since 1974. Their mission is to foster vibrant and sustainable communities in the Inland Northwest. They accomplish this by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations, like Heart of the Arts, Inc. in order to provide critical human services, enrich education, arts & culture, promote economic and community development and to support our environment. They work with individuals, families and businesses to provide charitable benefits through 371 funds we manage with assets of approximately $76 million (as of June 30, 2013).

Click here to visit their website at www.inwcf.org to see what other grants were awarded in our region. Please join us in thanking the grants committee at INWCF for this wonderful support for our work in restoring the 1912 Center for the community. It is greatly appreciated.

Boarded up windows on the east end.

East End Construction

Our project needs your help.

Beginning August 4, 2014 and continuing into the fall we will be working to replace 22 windows on the east end of the 1912 Center and we will be cleaning and repairing the brick and cornice and ballustrade as well. We will be working with Pioneer Waterproofing out of Spokane, Washington as our general contractor on this project and we are really excited for this opportunity to work with them.

We will be able to do more work on the exterior if we receive your financial help today. There is work on the southern side of the Center that can be done during construction as well, if we have the funds in hand. You can make a very big difference in the success of this project and all our future construction projects by making your donation to the 1912 Center today. Send us a check made out to "Heart of the Arts, Inc." or click on the "donate" button below to use a credit card and help us make more possible this year.

We still have 57 boarded-up windows facing Third Street to be replaced. Have you thought about sponsoring a window for yourself, a family member or friend, or your reunion class year from Moscow High School? For $1,912 you can pick a window to sponsor and we will install a plaque that will stay with the facility into its next 100 years. Now how is that for a personal legacy? Thank you very much for your help. We really mean that!

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Heart of the Arts, Inc. (HAI) Enriching lives and creating community by operating and restoring the 1912 Center.


1912 Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
412 East Third Street * Moscow, ID 83843 * (208) 669-2249
Located between Adams & Van Buren
Just three blocks up from downtown on Third Street, across from Moscow High School

Please walk, bike, carpool or use the bus to come to the 1912 Center as parking is limited.
Also, be considerate of our neighbors and do not block their driveways.

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