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Spokane Art School Is Above All In Poll Of Family Magazine Readers

For the second consecutive year, the Spokane Art School took first place in the Visual Art Classes category in “Best for Families,” a readers’ poll conducted by Family Magazine.

That means Family Magazine readers chose the Spokane Art School over all other area arts venues, based on the school’s wideranging program of creative art classes and workshops for youth, adults and families, said school director Maureen Davidson.

This is the local magazine’s second-annual “Best for Families” reader’s poll.

Now what with your art?

Now that your watercolor is completed or your oil portrait has dried, what to do?

Carolyn Granner of Visions Art Gallery, W826 Sprague, is sponsoring “Making It as an Artist Workshop” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

There will be discussions on “Marketing for Artists,” “Exploring Options,” “Presenting Yourself and Your Artwork” and “The Business of Art.”

Artists are asked to bring one piece of original artwork, photos of other work and any current publicity items, such as business cards or brochures.

Granner has been in the art field for more than 15 years and has owned her own gallery the past 10 years.

For cost or more information, call 624-7066.

Watercolor makes a splash

The Spokane Watercolor Society opens its annual show today at Colburn’s Fine Art Gallery, W207 Riverside, with a reception from 1-5 p.m.

The show, with 60-plus original watercolor paintings, continues through February. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

`Clay on the Wall’

Eastern Washington University has set April 15 as deadline for entries to be considered for its second “Clay on the Wall” exhibition next January.

The show will be a nationally juried exhibition of wall-mounted ceramic sculptures by artists residing or working in the United States.

For specific entry details, call Juan Granados at the EWU Department of Art at 359-2788.

Guitar workshop

Chris Proctor, a national champion fingerstyle acoustic guitarist, will conduct a workshop at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Lundin’s Sound Hole, W828 Sprague.

Proctor, who plays Taylor Guitars, is touring regionally, giving workshops and concerts.

For more information, call 624-5033.


The ACT Theatre, N425 Evergreen, will hold auditions for “Red vs. the Wolf” at 7 p.m. Feb. 5-6. Actors from 8 years old through adults are needed, said Trudy Rogers, spokeswoman. For more information, call 921-1706.

Auditions for Pullman Community Theatre’s Spring Dinner Theatre production of “A Talent for Murder” will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 15-17 at Banjara’s Restaurant.

Ruth Vanderwall, director, needs a cast of three women and four men, plus technical people. For more information, call (509) 334-2629 or (509) 883-0126.

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