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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


The Verve: A painter of stories

Judy Foust-Harrell is finally living her dream. It’s a dream she first had as a child growing up in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, where, surrounded by the great outdoors and living …


Artist contemplates modern cultural influences

Though not self-proclaimed, artist Ryan Babcock could just as well be called a visual philosopher. His work speaks of the inner workings of someone who is constantly pondering the state …


Pensive paint

Though not self-proclaimed, artist Ryan Babcock could just as well be called a visual philosopher. His work speaks of the inner workings of someone who is constantly pondering the state …


The Verve: Sherrill sees life through her lens

Kendra Ann Sherrill, 17, will graduate from Central Valley High School on Saturday. In September, she plans to attend Eastern Washington University. She will be in the school’s honors program, …


Artist Carl Richardson gives voice through work

Carl Richardson, the youngest of eight children, is a man of few words. Perhaps he allowed his siblings to do most of the talking as he listened and observed. His …


Painting, poetry important parts of Gray’s journey to self-discovery

Ryan Gray is, like most, on a journey. This road through life on which we travel is full of distractions – signs, shops and roadblocks litter the way. Gray seems …


The Verve: Artist thrives on unpredictability, eclecticism

If you were to have happened into Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., last month, you would have seen over three dozen works of art there – photography, stained glass, …


Slated for demolition, SFCC’s Building 4 is giving its all for art

It’s the wildest doomed building you’ve ever seen. Blue, painted tree branches sprout from the hallway walls, which are a riot of color and forms. A forest of whittled limbs …


South Hill artist finds inspiration in transposing elements

Upon entering Michael Sherriffs Hall’s South Hill home, you are at once transported into a gallery of strange landscapes where even the figurative pieces appear organic. In the main living …


Groups seek to create dialogue, social change through art

Last year, tree stumps were placed randomly on the streets of downtown Spokane. On the tree stumps sat glass jars filled with clear liquid and long bubble making wands. Words …


Prior’s art explores how every idea, emotion, person connects

Sarah Prior’s artwork encompasses all. Driven by an aversion to separatism, a thing that some religions embrace, she paints things that illustrate her belief that we are all connected. “What …


Sanders hammered out a legacy larger than life

The hammer still rests there, right where Bill Sanders left it – atop a work glove, on the back of an unfinished, life-size scrap-metal sculpture of an Afghan hound, next …


The Verve: Volkswagen specialist broadens horizons

Craig Yelley is a handy guy. Seriously, it just takes checking out his house and man-cave to figure out that he knows his way around tools. “I started tearing stuff …


Gabriel Vrooman brings color, vibrancy to a gray world

Gabriel Vrooman lives the epitome of the opposite of the American dream, or at least the dream we have been taught to strive for since we were able to handle …


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Stage listings

Music Live @ the Fox - Kick-off event for Jazz Appreciation Month featuring performers from Holy Names Music Center, from students to seasoned professionals, plus local jazz singer Julia Keefe. …


Gonzaga Prep unveils statue portraying founders of Jesuit order

It was still sunny last Tuesday evening, when faculty, students, parents and friends of Gonzaga Preparatory School gathered at the center of campus for the blessing of a new bronze …


Education Notes: Dads, sons will exhibit art

Dads and their sons will share their artistic talent in a “Father and Son Art Exhibit” hosted by Discovery School, 323 S. Grant St. in downtown Spokane. The event will …