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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, 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.

Mark W. McGinnis

Mark W. McGinnis is an artist and writer. He was a professor of art for 30 years at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He now resides in Boise, Idaho and his primary media are acrylic, black ink, and watercolor. His interdisciplinary approach to art has included paintings, artist's books, sculpture, printmaking, installation, video, performance, essays, and interviews. The research orientation of his work has led to series and projects of exploration and inquiry on a range of subjects including Neo-Modernism, Homage Still Life, Extinct Species, Buddhism, the Snake River Basin, science and philosophy, literature of India and Japan, world religions, religious elders, economics, foreign policy, nuclear weaponry, American Indian history, and explorers of the "New World." His projects have been featured in over 120 solo exhibitions. His numerous books are available from Amazon.com.

Mark W. McGinnis


Mark W. McGinnis is an artist and writer. He was a professor of art for 30 years at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He now resides in Boise, Idaho and his primary media are acrylic, black ink, and watercolor. His interdisciplinary approach to art has included paintings, artist's books, sculpture, printmaking, installation, video, performance, essays, and interviews. The research orientation of his work has led to series and projects of exploration and inquiry on a range of subjects including Neo-Modernism, Homage Still Life, Extinct Species, Buddhism, the Snake River Basin, science and philosophy, literature of India and Japan, world religions, religious elders, economics, foreign policy, nuclear weaponry, American Indian history, and explorers of the "New World." His projects have been featured in over 120 solo exhibitions. His numerous books are available from Amazon.com.

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

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