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Ho Lan uses art, music to brighten lives

Ho Lan’s motivation comes from the desire to spread peace. Whether she’s singing, playing the guitar or percussion, composing a song, painting or even conversing with a friend or stranger, …


Secrest’s art captures natural beauty, serenity

Kathleen Secrest’s oil paintings and pastel drawings are all about nature. On her website, she explains, “I paint to see more closely, and I hope my observations will help others …


Before Gendron’s work hits museum circuit, it lands at Tinman

Beginning this fall, the works of accomplished local painter Ric Gendron will spend two years touring Western and tribal museums around the country. The last local showing of Gendron’s work …


Rockin’ Art fundraiser for public schools this Friday

The Spokane Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Rockin’ Art fundraiser Friday. Works of art created by students, teachers and local artists are on display and up for purchase. …


Munch’s ’The Scream’ may fetch $80M at auction

NEW YORK — One of the art world’s most recognizable images — Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” — could sell for $80 million or more when it is auctioned at Sotheby’s …


Scott sees – and creates – outside the box

Jen Scott’s work is visually stunning. From her photography and mixed media pieces to her fashion line, Scott’s creations exemplify thinking outside the box. The roots of her endeavors grow …


Lyman’s encaustic work on display during RAW event

Using the ancient medium called encaustic (to burn in), Ara Lyman applies layers of wax to wood. Dipping her brush into a palette of colored, melted beeswax, she uses a …


Mead art show benefits schools

On Saturday, the seventh eye4art takes place at Mead High School. The art show is a fundraiser for the Mead Education Foundation and it features more than 200 pieces of …


For Art Jacobs, creation is an immersive ‘soul experience’

Art Jacobs’ name suits him. From the depths of his soul, he is an artist. It began at the age of 16 when, without formal training, he created portraits of …


Balazs and friends share stage at CdA exhibit

Enameling is an art form that dates back to ancient times. The process, by which powdered glass is fused on to metal, glass or pottery, was used by ancient Egyptians, …


Classes for children, adults, starting at Corbin

The Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave., will hold classes for adults and children, beginning April 23. Registration is required for all classes. You can register online at www.spokaneparks.org …


Spotlight: MAC extends chance to view ‘Seeing Impressionism’

Good news for all you procrastinators. You’ll have even more time to see the “Seeing Impressionism: Europe, America and the Northwest” exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. …


Watercolor society members exhibit at Chase

Paintings of cake pops, tea cups, thimbles and ski boots line the walls of the Chase Gallery in Spokane City Hall. The rich russets of a Southwestern landscape glow and …


The Verve: Freeman Wamsley opens her own public practice

Sometimes a work of art just makes a viewer ask, “Huh?” Nontraditional artist Bridget Freeman Wamsley is OK with that. “The purpose is to take an issue, an idea or …


Couple have been exploring art together since they met

Artists Alice and Chuck Harmon met over the phone. She was in Missoula, and he in Spokane. The company she worked for did business with the company he worked for. …


Dutch museum: Still life is by Vincent van Gogh

It was, it wasn’t, it is: A still life once thought to be by Vincent van Gogh but later downgraded to being the work of an anonymous artist is indeed …


Witherspoon paints her visions of love, happiness

Gay Witherspoon grew up on Long Island, N.Y. Her grandmother painted in oils and her father was a draftsman. He was a pilot who drew pictures of airplanes but after …


Bagge’s creations are meant to challenge mainstream ideas, culture

Jason Bagge is a street artist. He doesn’t live on the street and peddle his art for loose change. Rather, he has his finger on the pulse of the street, …


Above-ground art

Jason Bagge is a street artist. He doesn’t live on the street and peddle his art for loose change. Rather, he has his finger on the pulse of the street, …


Ravencraft paintings turn heads; viewers scratch them

Artist Sean Ravencraft is on a quest. His pursuits include understanding history, the roots of humanity and struggles with depression. He studies ancient man’s anthropomorphic figures and cave paintings where …


The Verve: Bellmore has passion with array of outlets

Standing outside the northwest Spokane home, it is obvious that an artist lives there. A piece of wood hangs from the roof of the porch. On it is a hand-painted …


Eagle Scout’s service project is on the wall

A fiery sun burns over mountains that look like they’re made of stained glass. The starry galaxy glows, and a calligraphy inscription reads: “The heavens declare the glory of God; …


Artist has ‘up-cycled’ her life along with her art

A few years ago, Barbara Hawkins stepped off the merry-go-round. Realizing that sometimes you have to forfeit the race in order to really win, she quit the manual union job …


Former graphic artist has eased into freer style

Lisa Waddle is an emerging artist who has been emerging for years. It began in her youth when her grandmother bought her large boxes of art supplies for Christmas. Waddle …


Perfection: Impossible

Lisa Waddle is an emerging artist who has been emerging for years. It began in her youth when her grandmother bought her large boxes of art supplies for Christmas. Waddle …


Record album purses a hit

A couple of years ago, local artist Lisa Allen was trying to come up with some good Christmas presents to make her girlfriends. Someone had recently given her a stack …


Emerging artists offer diverse views

Through Feb. 28, five emerging artists are showing their work at The Elk Public House, 1931 W. Pacific Ave., in Browne’s Addition. Kyle West has been setting up art exhibits …


Nectar hosts benefit for Make-A-Wish

Through the month of February, seven artists will be exhibiting work that encompasses hope, strength and joy in an effort to raise awareness about the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the work …


Corbin Art Center classes start Monday

The Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave., will hold art and cooking classes for children and adults beginning Monday. Registration is required for all classes. For a complete list …


Piper Swaney’s journey led her to Asian-inspired art

Piper Swaney keeps a diary, a visual diary, representing her emotions in oil paint. She often asks herself why she is bringing forth a certain image and months later, she …