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Wednesday, July 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The Verve: Lynnette Tate puts bits of her life into all her paintings

Lynnette Tate, 45, is not going through a midlife crisis; she is finally doing what she wants, pursuing her dream of being an artist. It began at age 4, when …


The Verve: A melting pot of music, dance

Like painting and drawing, dance is an ancient form of communication used to express emotions; elaborate costumes and painted faces add to the expressions. Be it celebratory or mournful, the …


Teacher/writer creates character that reflects self

Coug Hawkins is a 15-year-old kid who knows how to keep his cool and handle a gun like a pro. He even has his own bumper sticker that reads: “Who …


Painter, writer share common love of art

Bill and Nora Egger have been married for 31 years. “It is our arts that have helped to keep our relationship growing. We spend hours talking about what we do,” …


Dollmaker hopes her art can bring happiness to others

Denise Roberson makes dolls, representations of strength and beauty outfitted in unique fabric and embellished with things like shells, beads, wire and ribbons. “A lot of my dolls are made …


‘A night of pure joy’

The New Year’s wishes of Henry Groenen, 5, and his brother Jakob, 8, seemed completely attainable at Friday’s 10th annual First Night Spokane. Jakob wished for “more fireworks,” and Henry, …


EWU grad returns home after creative adventure in Portland

Sitting across a table from Darcy Lee Drury, you might notice her finger moving, almost dancing across any handy surface. She doesn’t do it obsessively, only occasionally when the mood …


Wildlife artist gives heart, and soul, to his subjects

Artist Bill Werle grew up in Minnesota, where he would spend summers hunting, fishing and canoeing. “The beauty of nature was deeply ingrained in me,” he said. “A million acres …


Devotion to family, art marked sculptor’s life

A longtime North Idaho College art instructor and sculptor whose work adorns the Coeur d’Alene campus along with buildings in Spokane and Hayden, died last week at age 74. A …


Watercolorist Stan Miller tries to reveal beauty around us

There is a quote that hangs on the door of artist Stan Miller’s South Hill studio. It reads: “The reason there are so many cynical in the confusions and alarms …


Lion’s Share introduces theater and storytelling

In this day and age, communicating with others is easier than ever. Technology has made it so we don’t have to pick up a book or embrace an old friend …


MAC hosts features elaborate works of bookmaking artist

No words exist to describe Colfax artist Timothy C. Ely’s stunning new exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Oh, wait. Ely just invented one.


His artwork not complete without a twist

Much of Tom Quinn’s work is a dream, wild dreams that even Sigmund Freud would have a hard time deciphering. Like in “Ceci N’est Pas un Cigare” where a woman …


Honor system works for North Idaho potter

Spirit Lake, Idaho, is a beautiful little town, reminiscent of earlier days folks knew and trusted their neighbors. Longtime resident and artist Brad Sondahl trusts his neighbors and strangers alike …


Honor system works for North Idaho potter

Spirit Lake, Idaho, is a beautiful little town, reminiscent of earlier days folks knew and trusted their neighbors. Longtime resident and artist Brad Sondahl trusts his neighbors and strangers alike …


Clay guild show returns to center

Her intimate connection and sensitivity to the beauty of nature, the intricate design of a flower, and the human body, led Merrilyn Reeves to see the incredible evidence of a …


Story pole’s rich tale has rotten ending

OLYMPIA – A 71-foot story pole that had been a centerpiece of American Indian art on the Capitol Campus since 1940 was cut down Wednesday before it fell apart. The …


Working to bring healing through art expression

Many artists believe that making art and being creative is therapeutic, that it calms the mind and relieves stress. Expressing oneself in such a universal manner allows artists to connect …


Found objects shape sculptor’s imagination

At an outdoor summer art show this year, a man entered Pat Boyd’s booth, looked around and said to her, “I like the way your mind works.” Others might wonder …


Landmarks: Art stands out at Fire Station 3

Fire stations in and around Spokane – and, frankly, in other cities, as well – not only serve their communities with fire suppression services and responses to medical emergencies, but …


Sculpture uses salvage materials

As you enter Sandpoint, there are signs proclaiming this resort area as a walking town. But this community is quickly evolving into much more than a place where you can …


Teen finding his voice through paint

Michael Eldred is just a kid; a teenager who has felt his share of angst. He has tattoos, wears his pants a little loose, and, depending on whom you ask, …


Joy shapes her metalwork

If you were a fly on the wall of Nanette Bishop’s studio/garage, you would assume a man worked there – machinery, tools, and metal pieces are scattered about. When she …


Former Spokane DJ headlines today’s art, music extravaganza

Now in its third year, the Terrain Northwest Art Exhibit is becoming something of an institution for the budding indie-art scene in Spokane. Presenting art and music that’s framed by …


Artist’s beliefs conveyed in work

Jessica LaPrade believes, and with each brush stroke she marks her canvas until it somehow represents her beliefs, flowing intuitively in shapes and colors to be viewed and contemplated by …


Little Spokane site for artist studio tour

Spokane and Spokane Valley have something to boast about; a stunning river that flows through like a vein, its banks ripe with history where men and women settled to benefit …


Adkison remembered as ‘one of the best around’

One of Spokane’s most prolific and accomplished artists is being remembered for her relentless pursuit of her artistic vision. Kathleen Gemberling Adkison died on Aug. 3 in Spokane at the …


Step into artists’ studios in Town and Country tour

Lookie-loos and art appreciators get ready. A half-dozen artists on Spokane’s South Hill will be opening their homes and studios to share their work and others’ during the free self-guided …


Getting There: New airport art lets imagination take flight

The newest installation of public art at Spokane International Airport is described as “a flock of alluring, complex, three-dimensional floating shapes.” Spokane Arts Director Karen Mobley goes on to say …


Artist exposes human rights violations through art

Through September there will be an art show at Second Space Gallery, 610 W. Second Ave., unique to our area. Commodity is at the bottom of the list of reasons …