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Eve-Marie Bergren is the owner and curator of Boise Guest House, driven to create a new experience in vacation lodging that goes beyond the traditional bed & breakfast and hotel models. For an enhanced sense of place, she brings local artisans and creative talent into the environment to elevate the traveler’s experience of the space and the city.
Eve-Marie holds an M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. from Whitman College in Fine Arts. Eve-Marie taught encaustic painting for R & F Handmade Paints in Kingston, New York from 2001 to 2010, as well as for art centers around the West Coast. Her love of collaborating with other artists led her to start the Boise Open Studios movement with other local artists to create venues where the community could learn about the artistic process, and participate in different mediums.
Primarily an installation painter, she is most interested in fingerprints as “indexical signifiers” of a species, relating to an intrinsic connectivity we all share. For visuals, please see her work on her Facebook page. Several of her art works are also in the Boise Guest House, featured in the front hall.
“True creativity is the ability to remain fluid. My visual art training has brought me to a place that explores a confluence of space and experience, as I currently operate a small hotel… a temporary housing structure meeting basic human needs. Wax epitomizes temporality as a visual art form for me. I’m transfixed by how it melts and hardens within seconds, and I have to balance on the precipice of destruction and absolute wonder”.
Eve-Marie Bergren, Boise Guest House owner/curator