Spotlight: Chicago artist Kaczynski featured at SFCC, EWU

Chicago sculptor and installation artist Kelly Kaczynski will be exhibiting her work and discussing it in Spokane beginning this week.

Kaczynski is the featured artist in a dual show – “Only Mirrors Exist, for Example a Tulip” – at the Spokane Falls Community College Fine Arts Gallery and the Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art beginning Wednesday and running through Nov. 20. She will present two lectures, one at noon Tuesday at EWU’s Arts Auditorium, and one at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at SFCC’s Building 24, Room 110; artist receptions will follow both presentations.

She has exhibited at the Boston Center for the Arts, Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, the University of Buffalo Art Museum in New York, and the Josee Bienvenu Gallery in New York.

The EWU Gallery of Art is in room 140 of the Art Building, on the Cheney Campus. The SFCC Fine Arts Gallery is in Building 6 on campus, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive.

Museum wrapping up season

The Museum of North Idaho will close for the season on Oct. 31, but will host a free day on Saturday.

Patrons can visit the museum at 115 Northwest Blvd., on the edge of Coeur d’Alene’s City Park, for free that day, as well as join in one of the 90-minute living history tours hosted by Robert Singletary.

At 11 a.m., Singletary will lead a Fort Sherman walking tour while portraying Gen. William Carlin, a former fort commander. At 1 p.m., he’ll lead a tour of downtown while in character as Peter Sorensen, boat builder and community leader. The tours normally are $15; donations will be accepted on Saturday.

The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (208) 664-3448.

The museum will reopen in April.

Vacation nightmare at SCC

The stage is set at Spokane Community College for a production of the play “A Cloud of Victims.” The play centers on six tourists visiting a secluded island who become trapped when terrorists take over their hotel. The cast includes Chris Bastible, Mikayla Daniels, Dixie Sampson, Brad Laird, Marcie Summers, Matthew Williams and Andy Duncan.

The play will be staged at the SCC Lair auditorium (Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St.) at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 26 to Nov. 3, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct 28 and Nov. 4. Admission is free.

A little bit of light music

Northwest Opera will present “4th Time’s A Charm” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2715 S. Ray St. in Spokane.

The company, directed by Tim Campbell, features local professional, semi-professional and amateur singers. The show will include favorite tunes from operettas, Broadway and film.

Tickets are $10 at the door, or buy them in advance by calling (509) 327-3598.

Mark your calendars

Rascal Flatts will be coming to Spokane in January. The award-winning country trio will be at the Spokane Arena on Jan. 24. Neither ticket prices nor an on-sale date have been confirmed. We’ll keep you posted when those details become available. Touring with Rascal Flatts is The Band Perry. The award-winning family trio was in Spokane in February, opening for Brad Paisley.

Sharpen those crayons

It’s not too late for your little ghouls and goblins to take part in The Spokesman-Review’s Halloween coloring contest.

Artists ages 12 and younger have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to submit their best pumpkin rendering. The image, which was published in the Today section last Sunday, can be found online at www.spokesman.com/ coloringcontest, along with contest rules and other information. The winners in various age categories will receive gift certificates to Mobius, and many of the entries will be displayed at the Mobius Kids at River Park Square beginning Friday.

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