THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011

Visual arts tour

Area 58 - Paintings, sculptures, digital images and clay works created by Diane Barron, Ilidiko Kalapacs, Clancie Pleasants, Jo Fyfe, and Andrea Tuinstra. 3036 N. Monroe St. (509) 327-0427.

Artisans Wares - “Ravens and Witches” with paintings by Melissa Cole and Casey Lynch. Ravens, witches, and other fall crafts in fiber or paper by local artists Wendy Zupan Bailey, Susan Burger, Kathryn Gray, Deborah Majewski, and Sharon Ronning will also be on display. 211 N. Wall St., Suite 200 (skywalk level). (509) 456-6030.

Avenue West Gallery - “The Kimono” featuring Lee McLeron’s stitched images of the kimono from the Momoyama period, 1560 AD to today. Kimonos inspired by the novel, “Memoirs of a Geisha,” reproductions of Edo period kimonos and contemporary designs representing the seasons are included. Music by Gary Burris on guitar. 122 S. Monroe St. (509) 838-4999.

Bank of America - First Night Spokane “Rising Stars” showcasing the best and the brightest performing arts groups and visual artists from Spokane Public Schools and Gonzaga University. 601 W. Riverside Ave., first floor lobby. (509) 979-4813.

Barili Cellars - “My Brother’s Keeper,” featuring Nicholas Sironka, is a Kenyan batik exhibit which depicts images of Maasai Culture. Live music by Sound Travel. 608 W. Second Ave. (509) 995-4077.

Barrister Winery - “Abstract Topophilia” by Ben Joyce shows his unconventional approach to landscapes. He uses emphatic color and distinctive materials such as oils, resins, woods and acrylics to mark hand-cut canvases in attempt to reunite people with their memories and inspire them to new ones. Live music by Lonesome Lyle Morse. 1213 W. Railroad Ave. (509) 993-9310.

Bernardo-Wills Architects, PC - “Landscapes to Lemons” features new work by Kathy Gale, paintings of everyday objects leaning towards impressionism. 153 S. Jefferson St. (509) 838-4511.

Brews on Washington - Brittany Stodgell presents a humorous collection of paintings of famous deceased persons with an added Ace Ventura hairdo or Ned Flanders mustache. 7 S. Washington St. (509) 795-8196.

Brick Wall Gallery - Photography by Chip Phillips as he shares his lifelong love of the outdoors. Chip has won national awards and has work published in various national photography magazines. Music by the Blue Ribbon Tea Company. Bennett Block, 530 W. Main Ave., skywalk level. (509) 928-7721.

Bryan Oliver Gallery - “Face to Face” features recent expressive portrait paintings by Bruce Herman. Bruce paints to capture the internal essence of his subjects as well as the beauty of paint itself. Whitworth University, Ernst F. Lied Center for the Visual Arts, Room 201. (509) 777-3258.

Chase Gallery - Artists from Northwest Designer Craftsmen, including artists in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska who work in fine crafts such as clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, and/or mixed media, are represented. Work by Gina Freuen, Carol Gouthro, Patty King, John Killmaster III, and many others are on display in this exhibition titled, “Confluence.” Music by Canned Music. 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 625-6050.

Clearstory Gallery - “Why Are You Here?” installation by Jim Van Gundy prods the viewer to consider this question personally and contemplate why he/she matters in the local environment as well as the world at large. Music provided by Jim Van Gundy on djembe (drum). Life Center Foursquare Church, 1202 N. Government Way. (509) 624-2678.

Crescent Court - First Night Spokane “Rising Stars” showcasing the best and the brightest performing arts groups and visual artists from Spokane Public Schools and Gonzaga University. 707 W. Main Ave. (509) 979-4813.

Dodson’s Jewelers - LuAnn Ostergaard blends photography with three-dimensional objects to create collages of breathtaking beauty. 516 W. Riverside Ave. (509) 624-4163.

E.J. Roberts - Sherri Thies, art teacher from Ferris High School, displays watercolor paintings from her collection. 1923 W. First Ave. (509) 486-8839.

French Quarter - Sarah Greener’s unique and whimsical style and method of applying multiple layers of mixed media to canvas create these bright and expressive images. Harp with Julie Smith. 1311 W. Sprague Ave. (509) 624-5350.

Gallery of Thum - “Celebrating the Artistic Life” featuring Cecile G. Charles, Melinda Martin, Linda Malcom and Denise Steen in a variety of media. Live music. 2910 N. Monroe St. (509) 413-1489.

Grande Ronde Cellars - “Wild Pieces” by Lea Keohane as she uses mixed media to explore her subconscious mind all the way from whimsy to the dark edges of sleep. 906 W. Second Ave. (509) 455-8161.

Hotel Ruby and Sapphire Lounge - Vivid paintings of musicians by Ric Gendron have graced the outside of the building for the last year. View a sample of his other works, which fuse contemporary music and Native American cultural traditions. Live music. 901 W. First Ave. (509) 534-5805.

Interplayers Theatre - Jaquan Tracy, a local artist who teaches painting at Center Point, has gathered 40 acrylic paintings done by her clients at the agency, which will be displayed during the run of “The Boys Next Door,” a play about mentally challenged men living in a group apartment. They may be viewed until 7:15 p.m. 174 S. Howard St. (509) 954-7143.

Irimi Arts and Antiques - Collection of lighting, art and household items from the art deco period. Live music. 112 S. Cedar St. (509) 879-4619.

Jan Designs - Jan Kruger will display over 100 calligraphed quotations, mugs, vases, handmade journals and greeting cards, baby albums and treasure boxes. 2209 W. Fourth Ave. (509) 927-6882.

Josefine’s Salon Concepts - Collection of photos created by Kris Ogren and Jeremy McClintok, including photos from Josefine’s modern 1930-style shoot and also the artist personal favorites. 154 S. Madison St., Suite 102. (509) 979-5290.

Jundt Art Museum - “Verses” features artists Melissa Lang and Stephen Rue; photographs display by Manual Alvarez Bravo, Robert Doisneau, Alen MacWeeney and Garry Winogrand. Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. (509) 313-6611.

Kolva-Sullivan Gallery - 10th annual Archie Bray Resident Artist exhibition represents the best of emerging talents in American studio ceramics. Works will range from functional coffee cups and bowls to figurative sculpture, nonrepresentational sculpture, and multimedia. Work explores color, shape, texture, composition, juxtaposition, narrative and irony. 115 S. Adams St., Suite A. (509) 458-5517.

Lofts at River Park Square - “Fall to Winter” photographs by Michael Cox inspired by the beauty of the changing seasons. 809 W. Main Ave., Suite 310. (509) 939-7850.

Nystrom Olson Inc. - “Two Sides of 2Simmons,” Bill and Karma Simmons will show their beautiful 7-foot-tall outdoor lamps based on favorite classic works of art and objects of nature using recycled steel and well casing. 912 W. Sprague Ave. (509) 443-2218.

Pottery Place Plus - Sgrafffito on porcelain by Laura Nichols; and Western and Asian watercolors by Keiko Von Holt. 203 N. Washington (main floor of Auntie’s Bookstore). (509) 720-0362.

River Park Square - First Night Spokane “Rising Stars” showcasing the best and the brightest performing arts groups and visual artists from Spokane Public Schools and Gonzaga University. 808 W. Main Ave., in the Atrium. (509) 979-4813.

Saranac Art Projects - “Plight of Mind” by Kurt Madison and “G-Force” by Carrie Scozzaro. 35 W. Main Ave. (208) 659-2530.

Second Space Gallery - “Evening Glow,” paintings by Kim Matthews Wheaton. 610 W. Second Ave. (509) 847-3501.

Sequel Sale - Exotic collages by artist Valerie Horner. 413 W. Riverside Ave. (509) 768-7510.

STA Plaza - First Night Spokane “Rising Stars” showcasing the best and the brightest performing arts groups and visual artists from Spokane Public Schools and Gonzaga University. 701 W. Riverside Ave., second floor. (509) 979-4813.

Terrain 2011 - The regions rising artistic talent will be on display in the form of painting, sculpture, interpretive dance, poetry readings and pop music. 1011 W. First Ave. (509) 869-2320.

The Onion - Rick Powe serves up a collection of fantastic functional wine holders. 302 W. Riverside Ave. (509) 747-3852.

The Steam Plant - Darrell Sullens will display his emotional oil paintings. 159 S. Lincoln St. (509) 995-4813.

Tinman Gallery - “Semblance,” by Tresia Oosting, will consist of recent mixed-media sculptural works. She will also be leading an altered book workshop (on Friday only) which will teach her mixed-media techniques of collage, painting and layering by showing how to alter a book into an object of art that tells a new story. 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500.


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