New Art Aloft in the Student Union Building Atrium

The Boise State community has a new piece of visual art to enjoy. Crews recently installed a 220-pound steel mobile in the atrium at the Student Union Building. The piece, White Flower, is by artist Robert Kantor. Read More…

Art Inspired Balancing Act

“We live with art”, says artist Bob Kantor, looking around his beautiful lakeside home in the Wood River Valley. “My wife and I designed this house… around our art collecting.” A successful businessman, Kantor always had a passion for collecting and creating art and is now devoting most of his time to his sculpting career. His giant, beautifully crafted mobiles grace his yard and twist meditatively in the breeze. Read More…

New Sculpture Loaned to Boise State University

Students and faculty welcomed the installation of a new sculpture this week in front of the Boise State Student Recreation Center. University President Bob Kustra said the 3,000 pound “Rising Star” created by Robert Kantor is a sign of BSU’s rising national profile. “The artwork is a symbol of where we are going as an institution,” Kustra said. He said he met Kantor a year ago at a fundraiser and later encouraged him to bring a piece to BSU. Read More…

‘Rising Star’ Sculpture on Display at Rec Plaza

Boise State University welcomed a gift of art Oct. 19, with the delivery and installation of a sculpture titled “Rising Star” on the northeast corner of the Student Recreation Center plaza. The wind-driven mobile is on loan for three years from Idaho-based sculptor Robert Kantor, whose work can be found in several public and private collections in Sun Valley, Chicago and Denver. Read More…

Outdoor Art Enhances the Highway

Drive south on State Highway 75 and you’ll be cheered by several pieces of artwork. It makes the drive-if caught in traffic-a tad more bearable. One of the most welcoming sights as one approaches Hailey from the north is a large mural on the west side of the Sakura restaurant. Read More…

Robert Kantor’s Sculpture

Imagine a life that balances heart, mind, and body-a circumference in touch with a center that sets events in motion around it. Try slipping your hands along sensual surfaces of shapes that move with the wind or in response to other movements in their common field. Find such longings in yourself and step into the hypnotic spin of Robert Kantor’s steel sculptures. Read More…

Valley Artist Donates Sculpture

Wood River Valley artist Robert Kantor recently donated a metal sculpture to the Napa Valley Vinters Community Health Center. The painted steel mobile was created with colors of the rainbow and geometrical shapes. Called “God’s Promise,” it’s over 8 feet high and spans 19 feet. Kantor was a graduate fellow at New York University in l964, where he studied the works of Alexander Calder as well as other modern masters. Read More…