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Sunday, February 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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A&E >  Art

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.

A&E >  Art

Spokane artist Wendy Franklund Miller finds beauty in the broken bits

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.