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404 South 8th Street Suite L105
Boise, ID, 83702

Swell Artist Collective is an open studio and Art Gallery located in Boise's historic downtown. Formed in November of 2015 and managed by artists Noble Hardesty, Stuart Holland, and Cody Rutty, Swell is located on the lower level of the Old Mercantile Building in Boise's BoDo district. 

By combining their individual artistic practices and ideas into a common space, the artists' mission revolves around creating a vibrant studio and gallery environment that is open to the public and intent on helping bolster the community's rapidly-growing arts culture. Swell will be host to both First Thursday and independently organized artistic events while maintaining hours of operation during which people can visit.   

Brighteye

Swell Artist Collective’s Chelsi L. Benger is a contemporary visual artist who creates under the name BrightEye. She was born and raised in Loveland, CO where at a very young age was inspired to start drawing. This was highly influenced by her love for Looney Tunes, Disney movies and the great Colorado outdoors. Throughout high school Chelsi’s art progressed and she took full advantage of all the art classes offered at her school. After graduation she moved to Boise, ID to attend Boise State University and spend more time with her mom’s side of the family.

After taking many art classes at BSU she began creating projects in addition to her course work, leading to professional work with local companies and within local galleries. This further developed her artistic skills, which has translated into the style of acrylic painting and the customization she does today. She attempts to paint as much as possible in her free time.

Chelsi is still living in Idaho with her husband and two boys. As a professional artist she spends her time creating a variety of work such as paintings, custom skateboards & longboards for sibbz.com, design work and sometimes photography. Chelsi is also a proud member of Swell Artist Collective in Boise, which allows her the opportunity to participate in a variety of shows and grow as an artist within the community.

“Kill some time daydreaming. You’ll feel better.” - BrightEye

BRIGHTEYE


Chelsi L. Benger is a contemporary visual artist who creates under the name BrightEye. She was born and raised in Loveland, CO where at a very young age was inspired to start drawing. This was highly influenced by her love for Looney Tunes, Disney movies and the great Colorado outdoors. Throughout high school Chelsi’s art progressed and she took full advantage of all the art classes offered at her school. After graduation she moved to Boise, ID to attend Boise State University and spend more time with her mom’s side of the family.

After taking many art classes at BSU she began creating projects in addition to her course work, leading to professional work with local companies and within local galleries. This further developed her artistic skills, which has translated into the style of acrylic painting and the customization she does today. She attempts to paint as much as possible in her free time.

Chelsi is still living in Idaho with her husband and two boys. As a professional artist she spends her time creating a variety of work such as paintings, custom skateboards & longboards for sibbz.com, design work and sometimes photography. Chelsi is also a proud member of Swell Artist Collective in Boise, which allows her the opportunity to participate in a variety of shows and grow as an artist within the community.

“Kill some time daydreaming. You’ll feel better.” - BrightEye

More work can be found on: www.brighteyeart.com

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