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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 …


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 …


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 …


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; …


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 …


The Verve: EWU student gets creative in hard times

While fairly common, depression is not a subject of casual conversation. Still, whether diagnosed or simply experienced, many of us have had exposure. Medication might dull dark thoughts, but artist …


Inland Crafts, longtime show, shuts down

Inland Crafts has folded after 29 years of hosting a juried fine-crafts exhibition and sale in Spokane. The nonprofit’s board decided hosting the annual show was “more than we felt …


Inland Crafts show ends its 29-year run

Inland Crafts has folded after 29 years of hosting a juried fine-crafts exhibition and sale in Spokane. The nonprofit’s board decided hosting the annual show was “more than we felt …


Deubel explores range of emotions with her art

Christina Deubel’s earliest memory of a medium conducive to creative expression is that flat pencil used by carpenters. Her grandfather was a carpenter, and he would sharpen the pencil with …


Art class teaches creativity with community in mind

On a gray December morning, splashes of color warmed and brightened the Lied Art Center at Whitworth University. The color came in the form of rugs crafted by students in …


Exhibit will feature EWU undergraduate art students’ visions

Accessible through Luxe Coffee House, 1017 W. First Ave., is a ballroom-size space. Called De-Luxe, the space is gearing up for its first large art exhibit, hosted by a group …


Jennifer Gray’s art looks beyond appearances

When Jennifer Gray smiles, her eyes twinkle and it looks like she knows something; within her lies the answer to a simple yet abstract concept: happiness. Even her artwork seems …


Creating is therapy for painter with painful past

Karie Cooper is another example of the healing power of art. Her firsthand knowledge in the healing and therapeutic value of art has led her to the path of art …


Healing arts

Karie Cooper is another example of the healing power of art. Her firsthand knowledge in the healing and therapeutic value of art has led her to the path of art …


Gallery Glance: Yuletide Fine Arts Fair

What: Annual event presented by the Spokane Art School features works in wood, mixed media, jewelry, photography, painting, fiber arts and more by artists such as Don Barron and Cyan …


The Verve: Hess continuously seeking new themes, media

Janet Hess exudes the kind of joy a child experiences in a toy store; she is curious and constantly inspired by the world around her. “I want to do unpredictable …


Latest MAC exhibit shows off impressive collections from tribes

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is known for its deep American Indian collection. Now, in its biggest American Indian exhibit ever, the MAC is showing off its holdings …


Artist’s expression given free rein

The horses Tyree Kearns welds out of copper and steel would never wear ribbons in their manes. They are drawn from the war horses of ancient Rome or from Greek …