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A&E >  Art

For Zambrano, Spokane Print Fest is about making art more accesible

Local artist Reinaldo Gil Zambrano, along with arts nonprofit Terrain, will hold the city’s first-ever Spokane Print Fest. The free event on Friday includes live demonstrations of a wide array of printmaking techniques by students and instructors from Eastern Washington University, Spokane Falls Community College, Gonzaga University, the University of Idaho, Washington State University, as well as Coeur d’Alene’s Emerge Gallery. “The purpose of Print Fest is to bring people together to celebrate printmaking,” Zambrano said. “Print Fest will show different approaches to printmaking, from contemporary professional artists all the way to students.”

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Arctic artist: Trépanier travels into Canadian wilderness for his works

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

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.