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Boise, ID, 83707

(208) 901-8834

Swell Artist Collective is an open studio and Art Gallery located in Boise, Idaho’s historic downtown, on the lower level of the Old Mercantile Building in The BoDo District.

By combining individual artistic practices and ideas into a common space, their 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.

Chopsy

Swell Artist Collective’s Ryan "Chopsy" Harrison is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Boise, Idaho. Originally from Eureka, California, he was an imaginative kid who grew up in the golden age of Saturday morning cartoons. In a time when Saturday morning was absolutely the best and most important part of the week, cartoons, comics, and video games inspired a love of drawing and—accompanied now by aliens, monsters, cryptids, and the occult—continue to have a prominent influence on his work. An impulsive and spontaneous artist, Chopsy's process often borders on chaos, forgoing planning and organization and simply jumping in with abandon, running with an idea to see where it will go. Although his creative skill and style were developed of his own enterprise, he has a degree in Graphic Design and has self-published art books, designed album covers for PIG Records, and has participated a number of times in popular art events such as Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park and Nampa’s Festival of the Arts.

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Ryan "Chopsy" Harrison is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Boise, Idaho. Originally from Eureka, California, he was an imaginative kid who grew up in the golden age of Saturday morning cartoons. In a time when Saturday morning was absolutely the best and most important part of the week, cartoons, comics, and video games inspired a love of drawing and—accompanied now by aliens, monsters, cryptids, and the occult—continue to have a prominent influence on his work. An impulsive and spontaneous artist, Chopsy's process often borders on chaos, forgoing planning and organization and simply jumping in with abandon, running with an idea to see where it will go. Although his creative skill and style were developed of his own enterprise, he has a degree in Graphic Design and has self-published art books, designed album covers for PIG Records, and has participated a number of times in popular art events such as Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park and Nampa’s Festival of the Arts.

More work can be found here: https://itsmechopsy.com

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