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White uses his art to release his inner thoughts

The first 21 years of artist Sam White’s life were filled with trials and tribulations. Born in Seattle, White said he grew up in an abusive household; a scar on …


Ritchie’s artwork looks beyond form of face

Sculptor, photographer and multimedia artist Sheri Ritchie is a bit of an alchemist – she creates tangible and thought-provoking things out of mud mixtures and fleeting thoughts. Clay and simple …


Artist Waddington mixes messages with her work

If you were an amateur philosopher who gazed at Haley Waddington’s paintings, met the artist and then flipped through a notebook filled with images of her work, you just might …


WSU ceramics exhibit offers look at couple’s private collection

Their home might be a gallery, or a dream-world menagerie. Stairs and a couple of turns in the spare hallway of a former service building downtown lead to a tall …


Many people took part in raising this free-spirited artist

Jan Wendt’s art reflects a free-spirited nature. Inspired by fantasy, nature and a little bit of rock ’n’ roll, her mixed-media creations capture dreams and a world of “what ifs,” …


Spotlight: Balazs, Gendron, Schindler go ‘Wall to Wall’ at SFCC

This past week, the Fine Arts Gallery at Spokane Falls Community College opened its door to a full exhibit. Packed full.


Local performing arts scene just heating up

The winter-spring performing arts season in Spokane is jammed full of familiar names: • Comedian and motormouth Robin Williams.


Painter mines emotions with striking images

Tannea Zollinger’s work transcends the surface on which she paints as well as the images she chooses; she wants her work to evoke a memory, a feeling or allow the …


Lind sees connections among us

On singer/songwriter Dirk Lind’s Facebook page, he has two small sentences under the “about” heading that read “I eat life and poop music. True story.” That is Lind in a …


The Verve: Handmade is way to show love for Elise Bozzo

Elise Bozzo will blush if you call her an artist. “I call myself a craftsperson,” she said. “I’ve never purchased a gift from a big store; either I make something …


For Ginger Oakes sculpting is ‘instinctual’

For sculptor Ginger Oakes, her artistic journey began like the main character in the 1977 Steven Spielberg film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Who can forget the scene where …


Senior center celebrates Christmas creatively

Many of the residents at Lilac Plaza Retirement Center can no longer just jump in a car and drive around looking at holiday lights. Instead, residents decorate the different floors …


The Verve: Zahner, Avenue West plan First Friday events

Dian Zahner has always been an artist. In elementary school, she drew and submitted her creations to contests. Her first win was a poster contest in third grade.


Works of political, social art started early for John Thamm

When artist John Thamm was in first grade at Opportunity Grade School, he often found himself gazing out the window, especially when a train went by. It was during World …


The Verve: Making art creation his craft

In a garage in Medical Lake, machinery and tools have taken over. There is a planer – a woodworking machine for making boards of equal thickness – table and miter …


The Verve: Love of horses inspires Randi Evans

Randi Evans is an artist who visually shares the things that sustained her through her childhood. She found solace the first time she picked up a pencil, and the first …


Closed in 2008, Spokane Art School rallies as nonprofit

If art changes the world, then the world changes art, too – including the stuff it’s made of as well as the way we learn to make it. When the …


Jeffrey Loyd experiments with colors to trigger emotions

Artist Jeffrey Loyd does not do foliage, portraits or land, sky and seascapes, at least, not in the obvious fashion. Rather, he captures the feelings that come with those things.


Spokane artist enjoys creating empowering jewelry for women

Mary Tafuri works furiously in what she calls a “creative frenzy.” With women in mind, she creates jewelry and accessories that not only adorn but empower.


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 – …


Denae Veselits has risen above dark childhood

Tucked away in an apartment in Browne’s Addition, Denae Veselits brandishes a brush dipped in acrylic paint. A world of light and beauty spills from the tip of the colored …


Personal paradise lives in ‘Mimitopia’ for artist

Miriam “Mimi” Morgan has created her own creative paradise called Mimitopia. In this place, she paints female forms that, nude or draped, represent a full gamut of emotions. To Morgan, …


Visual Arts Tour will feature wide range of elements

Some stops on the Fall Visual Arts Tour will have interactive elements, too. The 38-stop tour – starting with opening receptions Friday night and continuing with exhibitions and events Saturday …


Art transcends architecture roots

David Wang did art long before he decided to become an architect. Born in Taiwan, Wang came to the states when he was 6. While his parents studied science and …


River Artist Studio Tour helps fill void left by Inland Crafts

In the unsteady business of fine arts and crafts, the Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour strives for balance. Saturday’s self-guided tour will span the studios of five artists who …


Artist modifies images to make her own medium

When artist Gay Waldman was in kindergarten, her teacher sent her home with a note that read: “Gay will be an inspiring artist one day.” Waldman said her father thought …


Festival of ‘beauty in unlikely places’

West Central is a neighborhood known for its share of crime, addiction and poverty, but a group of individuals is hoping to change the general consensus by showing that amid …


Tinman hosts artist’s first show in 20 years

Ken Spiering is one of the most visible artists in Spokane. His large public art pieces are scattered around town, and include Riverfront Park’s “The Childhood Express,” aka the Radio …


Painting offers outlet for Cavin’s active imagination

When Vicky Cavin was first introduced to art in elementary school, she was more than a little intimidated. She couldn’t draw and her color choices were frowned upon, so she …


School Notes: Amaya wins Ignatian award for community service

Krysten Amaya, a junior at Gonzaga Prep, won the Ignatian Service Award, along with a letter in community service. Amaya has completed more than 200 hours of community service as …