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Friday, February 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spotlight: Davenport Arts District ends with a $17,000 bang

The Davenport Arts District has ended its 25-year legacy in Spokane with one final generous act: It has donated $17,000 to the Spokane Arts Fund, the nonprofit organization of the …


The Verve: Sober a year, he returns to art

Looking at Brian Houghton’s body of artwork, one might surmise that his imagination resides in a crude yet futuristic world where Tina Turner reigns over the Thunder Dome and bones, …


Artist delivers 9 pound, 2 ounce exhibit at gallery

A performance artist who said giving birth is the “highest form of art” has delivered a baby boy – inside a New York City art gallery Marni Kotak gave birth …


Cheney artist tells his stories with intricate ink drawings

Buck Mountain is a lot like his artwork: a bit of an enigma. His work looks a bit like a puzzle; traditional images including wildlife and cowboys and Indians mixed …


One man’s vision saved by another’s

Spokane artist Ric Gendron knew it would be a “once in a lifetime” exhibit, the kind most painters can only dream about. It was a major retrospective of Gendron’s art, …


Napolsky plays with the watercolors of life

Fabian Napolsky is driven to paint. Mixing color with water is not a hobby for the artist, it’s a challenging, fulfilling and exciting creative process that expands beyond the edges …


The watercolors of life

Fabian Napolsky is driven to paint. Mixing color with water is not a hobby for the artist, it’s a challenging, fulfilling and exciting creative process that expands beyond the edges …


Valley painter shows world’s beauty, damage in landscapes

Clara Woods makes things more clear and fixes what is damaged. She does art restoration, touching up aged pieces by artists including Charles Russell or contemporary artist’s work that has …


Visual Arts Tour lures big crowds with wide variety

Last spring, the crowds got so large outside one Spokane Visual Arts Tour venue, the entire sidewalk (and part of the street) was jammed for nearly a block. And that …


Evans uses ‘shoes, clothes, whatever’ to share inspiration

Kadra Evans, 30, has only recently lifted the shovel to begin construction on her path to creative expression. Her sly smile speaks volumes; this is just the tip of the …


Spotlight: Local writer Spatz tops Spokane Arts Awards

The City of Spokane Arts Awards will be presented at the City Council meeting Monday, and here’s the list of winners:


Spokane art exhibit explores where people take root

It is common knowledge that if you follow a map, figuratively or literally, you’ll get where you need to go. Sure there are bumps and adventures along the way, but …


Couple’s life imbued with art

Artists Bill and Karma Simmons reside in Hangman Valley in an environment conducive to creativity. It is a barn/studio/home surrounded by nature and sculptures made by them. Driving up the …


The Verve: Pair’s exhibit a rare event

Many artists refer to their creative habits as a sort of compulsion, an unstoppable force urging them to create. While many of those artists share their work with others at …


Artists light up Broadway for sale

In true grassroots fashion, Art on Broadway was not conceived in a boardroom with a list of rules but in Bert McCollum’s shower, where a light bulb appeared over her …


Lea Anne Scott among featured artists in studio tour

Spokane’s eighth annual Town and Country Studio Tour is scheduled Sept. 17-18, when six artists’ studios on the South Hill will be open to the public. Artist Lea Anne Scott …


For Robert Kraut, every instant is ‘a moment of reflection’

Stepping over the threshold of Robert Kraut’s studio is an instant “freeze in place” and “wow.” The space takes up the whole first floor of a converted duplex north of …


Promise of hope depicted in work

Artist Joy Tagliavia-Mizzoni has quite the past; heartbreaking yet inspiring. It is a past that she has kept hidden for many years but now, with vibrant colors, she speaks. “Every …


The Verve: Fashioning local treasures

They are renegades. Rejecting conventional ways of thinking, they stand strong with scissors in hand, ready for battle against big-box stores and factories with a goal of bringing local and …


New art graces Spokane Valley

A crowd of about 50 people gathered Friday to see the unveiling of a new larger-than-life bronze statue on the north side of CenterPlace. The statue of a Native American …


Swanstrom creates visually curious art using vintage items

Jon Swanstrom is a fringe artist with a strong aversion to 9 to 5 and societal confinements. Creating outside the perimeter of mainstream art, Swanstrom is free to express himself …


CdA’s Art on the Green still looking sharp in its 43rd year

Art on the Green, Coeur d’Alene’s huge outdoor art party, will fill the grounds of North Idaho College this weekend with color, with music (from two stages) and with swordplay. …


Rickie Lee Jones kicks off annual Sandpoint music fest

The resident osprey at the Festival at Sandpoint are soaring – and so are ticket sales. Box-office business is running ahead of last year’s pace for this annual two-week outdoor …


Swanstrom creates visually curious art using vintage items

Jon Swanstrom is a fringe artist with a strong aversion to 9 to 5 and societal confinements. Creating outside the perimeter of mainstream art, Swanstrom is free to express himself …


Ellingson draws on castoff items to add interest to his art

Artist Larry Ellingson’s color wheel is three-dimensional and filled with “stuff,” including lawn sprinklers, buttons, rusty hinges, weathered wood, pool balls, tire pumps, old toys and “whatchamacallits,” you know, those …


Filmmaking teens shooting for audience’s self-revelation

Chris Hulsizer, 17, David Kershinar, 18, and Michael Graves, 18, are an indie filmmaking trio: three buddies motivated to share their thoughts, emotions and dark humor with others. The creative …


Artist feels connected to sculpting more deeply than painting

They start off as lumps of clay, are formed and then given a name. They are nomads, fertility goddesses, painted spirits and totems that emerge from the earthy medium almost …


Nonconformist is exploring his artistic options

We have all, at least once, asked ourselves “what will become of that kid?” He was the one who, at 14, tattooed himself, pierced himself, listened to vulgar music, and …


Education Notes: St. Aloysius student wins art contest

Dong Phung, a student at St. Aloysius Catholic School, was recently honored for his artistic talent and was chosen as the grand prize winner in the Catholic Campaign for Human …


Shadle Park’s new murals inspired by ponderosa pine

As the construction and remodeling of Shadle Park High School is coming to completion, three huge mural art panels have been installed on the north-facing wall of the gymnasium. Made …