The 9th Annual Evening of the Arts takes place on Thursday, April 14 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm in the Event Center at the Exhibition Grounds. Featuring some of the area’s outstanding artists, this community event is sponsored by the Nell J. Redfield Memorial Hospital Foundation as a fundraiser for the local hospital. All proceeds flow into the conversion of the patient rooms.
One of Malad’s outstanding photographers is Bob Crowther, whose work is on display at the Arts Night. A native of Malad, Bob graduated from Malad High School in the class of 1971 and from Brigham Young University with a degree in business administration. After serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany, he returned to BYU, where he met his wife, Anne Corbridge. He and Anne have five children and 13 grandchildren. The Crowthers recently served 18 months in the Salem Oregon Mission.
After graduating from BYU, Bob worked in retail in Texas before returning to Malad and managing the Idaho department store until it closed. He served as a Oneida County Assessor for three years and was then hired as a Loan Officer for Ireland Bank. He worked as a loan officer for 20 years and then as the manager of the Malad branch for five years before retiring in 2015.
Bob’s interest in photography began when his sister Jan gave him a camera that her photographer husband had used. Bob taught himself the intricacies of this nifty camera and became an award-winning photographer. His annual trips to Yellowstone convinced him that nature and landscapes are his favorite subjects, although his grandchildren enjoy posing for him at all family gatherings. His photographs of local landscapes were chosen to decorate the hospital lobby following its renovation.
Bob will join Tony McClain (taxider), Don Lee, Rosemary and Lois Hess (oil painting), Cody and Annie Brower (metal casting), Linda Lundquist (oil painting), the students of Dianne Adams (watercolor), and elementary, middle and elementary school students followed by art students at the evening of the arts.
Donated baskets and other items including weekend getaways, garden supplies, car maintenance certificates, restaurant vouchers, crafts and other gifts for yourself or others will be auctioned off in both live and silent auctions that night.