An artist can encounter tough obstacles when putting brush to canvas. But plein air painter Cory Trépanier’s challenges rise to another level altogether. For the past decade Trépanier, 50, lugged a backpack laden with easel, oils and camping gear to capture the beauty of the most remote regions of the Canadian Arctic. The artist, based in southern Ontario, ventured for months at a time into the wilderness, encountering hungry wolves and swarms of biting mosquitoes. He braved treacherous waters and bone-chilling temperatures.
The exhibition and reading, “Story & Image: Illustration in the Inland Northwest,” will feature images and scenes rendered to depict Shields’ short story “Witch Lake.” The dark tale of sexual abuse and feminist power first appeared in The Spokesman-Review’s Summer Stories series in 2016.
There are more than 35 venues and 200 artists – including actors, poets, filmmakers, painters, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, fiber artists, and musicians – participating this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Winner of HGTV’s latest Dream Home will also win a piece form Coeur d’Alene artist Chase Halland.
The exhibit opens Friday at Art Spirit Gallery and runs through Feb. 2.
Here’s a mental-health boosting, local arts-supporting New Year’s Resolution you can feel good about: Attend more First Friday Downtown Arts Walks in 2019.
The VHS Art Club’s next show, “The Badass Women Show,” which will be held Friday at Resurrection Records, will benefit Webber and Vaughn specifically.
The downtown jewelry store is closing after 130 years in business and taking its eclectic gallery space with them.
‘Times of Grimes” opens Jan. 3 and runs through Jan. 26.
Knock out that gift list and enrich your spirit at the same time at tonight’s First Friday Art Walk.
The exhibit opens Friday and runs through Jan. 18 at Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery. The exhibit opens online Saturday.
Wendy Franklund Miller has been reinventing her art, and herself, for more than 50 years. She has explored painting, paper-making, silkscreen printing, encaustics, photography and now ink drawings. She has exhibited and taught art throughout the United States, and her work is included in private and public collections throughout the region, including 12 public schools in Washington state.
Everything from pottery and painting to vases and fresh wreaths will be on sale.
Kids attending the after-school program at the Northeast Youth Center in Hillyard now have the opportunity to participate in an artist in residence program three days a week.
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