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Art Spiegelman, award-winning artist and writer of ‘Maus,’ to give free lecture at Gonzaga University

The New York-based cartoonist is the first guest of the university’s visiting writer series this year. Spiegelman, creator of perhaps the most academically studied comic book of all time, will …


N.Y. inmate-artist freed after being cleared of 1991 slaying

A New York prison artist who never played golf but became known for drawings of lush courses he could only imagine was set free Wednesday after authorities agreed that another …


Artist, Whitworth alumnus Ben Frank Moss to give gallery talk Tuesday

The talk marks the opening reception of “Ben Frank Moss: The Whitworth Collection.”


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Patrons, participants take one last trip to fairgrounds as Spokane County Interstate Fair winds down

A novice blacksmith holds a thin steel bar over a bed of hot, refined coals. With heat and force, hammer, chisel and vise, the metal could be many things: rustic …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

‘Last Lockdown’ statue unveiled in Spokane, one of 10 in cities around the country

A statue of a terrified, wide-eyed schoolgirl crouched beneathe a desk – an image meant as a stark reminder of ongoing school gun violence – was unveiled at the Shadle/Spokane …


Jewish collector’s descendant gets Nazi-looted Renoir back

The granddaughter of a Jewish art collector whose paintings were stolen by the Nazis had a family reunion with one of the works on Wednesday after almost eight decades, an …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:51 a.m.

Reliving Rodin: Jundt Art Museum opens exhibit of works by the father of modern sculpture

The new traveling show, secured by the Jundt with the help of a grant by Spokane Arts, is being offered by the Cantor Foundation as part of last year’s activities …


Cananbis retailers, artists celebrate Spokane with custom murals

One of the positive side effects cited by cannabis advocates is heightened creativity.


Joyce’s perspective: Spokane artist continues to map his own path

Artist Ben Joyce eyes an expanded presence in downtown with plans for new studio.


Auction scheduled Saturday to benefit Spokane sculptor Hank Chiappetta

The wood carver and painter is currently battling stage four terminal liver cancer, and a group called Spokane Outlaw Artists is hosting an auction and fundraiser to benefit Chiappetta and …


Auction, fundraiser to benefit wood carver, painter Hank Chiappetta

Chiappetta is currently battling stage four terminal liver cancer.


Art on the Green celebrates 50 years of bringing artists, art fans together

The annual art festival takes place Friday through Sunday at North Idaho College.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Mixed mediums: At August First Friday, a variety of styles are on display for art walkers

August’s First Friday highlights include Jim Bauer at Avenue West, Louise and Chemyn Kodis at Fellow Coworking and Haley Waddington at Marmot.


MAC puts McCuddin’s signature style on display

Born and raised in Spokane, Mel McCuddin is a testament to the caliber of art the city has to offer. The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is paying homage …


Downtown Spokane art project to feature giant hearts

This fall, vibrantly painted giant hearts will begin to appear on the streets of downtown Spokane as part of a community art project headed up by Ronald McDonald House Charities …


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Sister Paula Turnbull, artist behind many of Spokane’s most iconic works, dies at 97

Sister Paula Turnbull, the creative force behind many of Spokane’s best-known and best-loved art installations – including the iconic Garbage Goat of Riverfront Park – has died. She was 97.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 2:07 p.m.

First Friday: Plenty to see and do at the monthly gallery walk in downtown Spokane

Head out for July’s First Friday gallery walk, taking place in downtown and beyond.


Venezuela’s currency is worth so little that artisans make purses out of it

Venezuela’s currency has become virtually worthless, making it better used to turn colorful bolivar bills into a purse than to spend them on a purse – or anything else.


Laboratory Spokane summer residents readying projects

For four interactive artists knee-deep in their summer residencies at Laboratory Spokane, local explorations are an entirely different matter. These artists’ inner journeys take them to unexpected places, with the …


‘The Moon in June Circles Around You’ opens at New Moon Art Gallery

Alice and Chuck Harmon are preparing to add to the mix with a selection of new paintings to be presented today at their joint gallery opening, “The Moon in June …


Illustrated love letter by Little Prince author is auctioned

An illustration by Antoine de Saint-Exupery showing a likeness of his renowned little prince atop a globe, adorning an anguished love letter, has sold at auction for $289,460.


Myesha Callahan Freet’s ‘You’d Look Better With a Smile’ equal parts powerful, therapeutic

The cover art promoting Myesha Callahan Freet’s new exhibit, “You’d Look Better With a Smile,” is equal parts eye-catching and powerful. However, the idea behind the art, and the process …


First Friday: Galleries welcome June with a burst of color

Most artists’ opening receptions are this Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., but the art stays on the walls at venues all month long.


New Jundt exhibit celebrates Inland Northwest landscapes

The First Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibit is part of the museum’s recurring summer series, Close In.


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 8:51 a.m.

New Jesus mural in downtown Spokane painted by artist Daniel Lopez

A new mural – a painting of Jesus, the figure’s face obscured by a mass of pixels – greets Drivers coming westbound on Second Avenue. For the moment, the work’s …


Artist Leslie LePere continues to find magic in the fine lines and details of the world

Artist who created the iconic cover for Tom Robbins’ novel “Still Life With Woodpecker” is holding his first show since 2013 in his hometown of Harrington.


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Dumpster diving WSU artist puts the ‘grunge’ in ‘grunge aesthetic’

For WSU fine arts graduate Collin Horner, discarded material like cardboard is more than just landfill.


The tangles of family, romantic life play out in ‘Misalliance’ at the Spokane Civic Theatre

It might have been a mix of the unseasonably warm weather and Matthew Egan’s beautiful set design, but walking into Spokane Civic Theatre on Friday to see “Misalliance” truly felt …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

Family fun: 5 ways to build parent-child learning experiences

Don’t just sign up the kids in classes to paint or dance. Several spring programs in the region extend educational fun shared by both parent and child. Here are five …


Tsuga Northwest Arts continues to extend reach beyond South Perry

Almost one year ago, artists Jeffrey Loyd and Christina Deubel rolled their sleeves up to renovate the building that has become the Perry District’s newest art gallery, Tsuga Northwest Arts.