November 27, 2010 in Washington Voices

Artist, teacher opens shop in Millwood

Juli Bergstrom Wasson

Pamee Hohner stands outside her art studio at 9007 E. Euclid Ave., in Millwood, with an oil painting titled “Hibiscus.”
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Another local artist has joined the effort to create an art district within the City of Millwood by opening her own painting studio and workshop.

Pamee Hohner opened Pamee’s Art Studio next door to the relatively new Millwood Gallery. While Hohner’s shop hours are somewhat irregular, she hopes to capture the attention of those interested in taking art lessons or others who want individual mentoring. Lessons for children and adults begin in January.

In the meantime, she can be found working in her vibrantly painted small shop and during special events. She’s joined the First Friday Spokane Valley Art Tour, which started last month and is largely organized by glass artist and Millwood Gallery owner Teresa Peluso-Antosyn. The Dec. 3 First Friday event is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m.

The two artists also have scheduled a holiday sale next Saturday they’re calling Unique Boutique, to showcase wares from local artists, including handmade holiday ornaments, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Both Hohner’s studio and the Millwood Gallery are housed in the quaint shops of a brick building that stretches along East Euclid Avenue. Hohner’s 1,000 square feet of workshop and showroom opened Nov. 1 after walls were painted and shelves were installed to showcase her watercolor paintings and prints along with the works of other local artists.

“I’ve been looking at this building for four years and thinking I’ve really wanted a place to paint,” said Hohner, a painter for some 40 years and a 1996 graduate of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. “Our goal is to make this the Millwood art district.”

Hohner and her husband, Robert, relocated back to the Inland Northwest some five years ago. In the Mill Creek area of Puget Sound, Hohner was active in teaching art lessons and showing her work at area galleries.

Her January classes include beginning art for children age 6 and up and will include watercolor, ink and clay. They will be once a week for eight weeks. Cost is $80. Adult drawing class for all levels costs $40 per month for once-a-week classes. Class size is limited to eight students. More information can be found posted on her workshop door or by calling the studio.

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