Arrow-right Camera


Inland Northwest quilters get chance to share ‘Passion’

"Blackbird Garden II," by Jean Shute of Otis Orchards, is among the exquisite quilts hanging in the River Park Square Kress Gallery. Courtesy of River Park Square Kress Gallery (Courtesy of River Park Square Kress Gallery / The Spokesman-Review)

“Quilt Passion,” under way at River Park Square’s Kress Gallery, is showcasing the textile art of leading Inland Northwest quilters.

Lining the walls are 40 handcrafted fabric works by quilting standouts such as Pamela Mostek of Cheney, Jean Shute of Otis Orchards and Linda Anderson of Spokane.

A reception runs Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. with live jazz music by pianist Joe Close. The exhibit is up through Sept. 30.

A quilting demonstration is scheduled in association with the exhibit on Sept. 21 and 22. Instructor Joe Kuhel will show “innovative methods with free motion quilting, creative embellishments, beading and appliqués,” according to Sherry L. Johnson of River Park Square in a news release.

Spokane First Friday

Many of the First Friday Art Walk venues in this monthly, self-guided event feature live music and light refreshments. All receptions run from 5 to 8 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated):

•Arbor Crest Tasting Room, River Park Square, Third Level, 808 W. Main Ave. – travel-inspired photography by Leslie Woodfill and acoustic music by Ben Mancke. Also Candace Frasher’s “Through the Grapevine: An Illustrated Guide to Wine Grapes.”

•Artisans’ Wares, 1009 W. First Ave. (5 to 9 p.m.) – “Zoebug Creations” by Dina Fernandez.

•Artist’s Tree Gallery, 828 W. Sprague Ave. (5 to 9 p.m.) – Watercolors by Carol Schmauder and acrylic ink paintings by her daughter Nicole Beach.

•Avenue West Gallery, 1021 W. First Ave. (5 to 9 p.m.) – “Anui Honoring the Earth,” repurposed fibers by Dayle Sanborn and intaglio and batik by Margot Myers. Live guitar music by Tracy Carr.

•Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave. – Art in the Alley presents David Rossman-Robinson’s photography and mixed media in “Urban Features.”

•Brews Brothers, 734 W. Sprague Ave. – Work in various media by local and regional artists.

•CenterStage, 1017 W. First Ave. – Photography by Pat Schilling in the Theatre Hallway Gallery. Paintings by Mel McCuddin in the billiards room.

•Chase Gallery, Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. – Paintings by Kim Kopp.

•Conexion del Tango, 122 S. Monroe Ave. – “The Faces of Spokane,” life-portraits by Clint White.

•Empyrean Coffee House, 154 S. Madison St. – Photography of the Dominican Republic by Michelle Riddle and abstract acrylics by Gary Baily, Luke Fuller and Xengyeng Xiong.

•Escent Lighting Gallery, 605 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. – Figurative and botanical paintings by Jennifer Zurlini.

•Estudio-Galeria, 612 W. Garland Ave. (7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) – Paintings by Felisa Carranza.

•Far West Billiards, 1001 W. First Ave. – Works by Rob York.

•Gallery 1889, 2124 W. Second Ave. – A variety of artwork on display.

•Gallery of Thum’, 106 S. Madison St. (5 to 9:30 p.m.) – Irene Dahl’s paintings on etched copper and clay-board, Cecile Charles’ watercolors, Nienke Crick’s jewelry, Betty Bradley’s watercolors and Wendy Hall’s wooden totes.

•Gina’s Design Corner, 1 N. Browne St. – Acrylic paintings by muralist Rebecca Garritty, including still lifes, landscape and graphic design elements. Live music by Matt Russell.

•Global Credit Union, 726 W. Riverside Ave. – Various works on display through the windows.

•GoodWorks Gallery, 1019 W. First Ave. (5 to 9 p.m.) – “Birds of a Feather,” works by John Noble, Janet Hess, Kyle Patterson, Candice Spitzer, Karen Mobley, Lezlie Finet and Charleen Martin.

•Grande Ronde Wine Cellar and Peters & Sons Flowers and Gifts, 906 W. Second Ave. – “Path to Your Door,” 15 oil paintings by Irish artist Rebecca Carroll.

•Kress Gallery, River Park Square, Third Level, 808 W. Main Ave. – “Quilt Passion,” an exhibition of 40 landscape quilts by leading Inland Northwest textile artists. Jazz music by Joe Close.

•Lorinda Knight Gallery, 523 W. Sprague Ave. (6 to 8 p.m.) – Dick Ibach’s colorful paintings in “Drollism.”

•Mobius Kids, 808 W. Main Ave. (3:30-4:30 p.m.) – “Ears Looking at You,” a permanent ceramic tile wall mural designed by Ken Spiering; “Art for All Ages,” an exhibit of work by students from The Inland Northwest Drawing School.

•Montvale Hotel, 1005 W. First Ave. – American Fine Art Company showcasing local artists.

•Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. – Free admission, 5 to 8 p.m. “A Hot August Night,” free performance by Spokane Opera, 7:30 p.m. “Nathan Orosco: Peril” in the Orientation Gallery. Also showing: A T. rex Named Sue, Gaylen Hansen: Three Decades of Paintings, If The Shoe Fits, The Voices of Things: The Museum’s Collections.

•Pottery Place Plus Gallery, adjacent to Auntie’s Bookstore in the Liberty Building, 402 W. Main Ave. (5 to 9 p.m.) – Sandi Scarlett’s pencil and charcoal drawings along with June Freeland’s handmade woven baskets.

•Prago … Argentine Cafe, 201 W. Riverside Ave. (6 to 8 p.m.) – “Skateboards, Graffiti and the New Avante Garde,” mixed media works by Jason Bagge and Ruben Villaroe.

•The Scoop, 1001 W. 25th Ave. (6 to 9 p.m.) – Artwork and music by Sally Jabonski.

•Trackside Studio, 115 S. Adams St. – Contemporary pots and platters by Chris Kelsey and Mark Moore.

Bank Left Gallery

The Bank Left Gallery in Palouse, Wash., opens its August show on Saturday with an artists’ reception from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be live music by Trio Dolce of Moscow, Idaho.

Handblown glass artists Robert and Kathy Kernan from Clarkston and oil painter Linda Dillard from Palouse are featured during August.

The gallery, 100 S. Bridge St., is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call owners Nelson or Pamela Duran at (509) 878-8425.

The Dahmen Barn

While in the Palouse area, take in the new Roberta Tiemann exhibit at the Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown, Wash.

Tiemann is showing more than 30 watermedia paintings including watercolors, collage, acrylic, mixed media and gouache.

An opening reception is Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the barn on Highway 195, 16 miles north of Pullman. Hours are Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (509) 229-3655 or go online to

Old Hotel Art Gallery

Gary Pember is showing a series of realistic railroad illustrations at the Old Hotel Art Gallery in Othello, Wash., during August.

For a look at his work online go to

The gallery, 33 E. Larch St. in Othello, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Go to for more information or call (509) 488-5936.

The Visual Arts column appears every Thursday. Send information about art openings and events two weeks in advance to Julianne Crane, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5435; fax (509) 459-5098; e-mail:

Click here to comment on this story »