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On the Wall

If you’ve been to Europe, you’ve likely seen laundry hanging out to dry, pinned onto clotheslines suspended from overhead balconies of apartment buildings – one atop another, zigzagging modern and …


Master of abstract expressionism had Spokane, Pullman roots

The father of abstract expressionism, one of the most important of all American art movements, lived in Spokane and Pullman for half his life. And if that sounds unlikely, here’s …


Zone’s comics jump off page

Ray Zone, a California artist, takes comic book art to another dimension. Zone is the leading practitioner of stereoscopic art – comic books, posters, movies and other artwork that appears …


Art walk features diverse landscape

Ryan Hardesty has a predilection for Eastern Washington’s “austere, simple beauty.” Yet his paintings are by no means traditional landscape paintings. What Hardesty tries to capture, in his new exhibit …


Careful observer

His big brown eyes seem to find beauty in things others may miss: a glistening arc of water from an outdoor fountain, the ghostly whisper of winter fog along a …


Fourth-grader sells books of his own photos to benefit other kids

His big brown eyes seem to find beauty in things others may miss: a glistening arc of water from an outdoor fountain, the ghostly whisper of winter fog along a …


Much ado about painting

LONDON – A 400-year-old painting that had been hanging in a stately home in Ireland appears to be the only known portrait of William Shakespeare painted during the playwright’s lifetime, …


Saint Laurent’s art draws robust bids

PARIS – A painting by Henri Matisse sold Monday for $41.1 million – a record auction price for a work by the artist – at an art sale from the …


Famed painting gets touchup

NEW YORK – The iconic painting that depicts George Washington crossing the Delaware River is getting even more dazzling. The plain frame that held the room-size painting is being replaced …


On the Wall: Artists put their spin on Lincoln

Today marks the 200th birthday of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. A group show at Spokane’s Chase Gallery, in conjunction with the Spokane Symphony’s Lincoln Festival, is part of a …


Pianist replaced for Fox concert

President-elect Barack Obama has stolen one of the Spokane Symphony’s soloists. Pianist Gabriela Montero was scheduled to play a Liszt concerto at the symphony’s concerts next weekend at the Martin …


On the Wall: Exhibit pushes boundaries of photography

Photography as an art form has progressed light years since its inception in the early 19th century, when it was developed as a tool to record people, places and events …


Music and arts

Today DEAN SMITH (ACOUSTIC/BLUES) – 9 p.m., The Moon Time, 1602 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, 667-2331.


Corbin Art Center classes starting soon

Beginning Jan. 20, winter quarter classes and workshops will be offered at Corbin Art Center in the Daniel House, 507 W. 7th Ave. Classes and workshops include:


Visual arts warm things up for First Night

There’s magic and promise in the air in the days between Christmas and New Year’s. From Friday through New Year’s Day, Art Fusion – a sparkling new addition to the …


Textiles just a fraction of artist’s medium

Lydia Quinones is a textile artist. But not really. Artist Ben Shahn (1898-1969) noted that “if it were left to artists to choose their own labels, most would choose none,” …


Arts calendar

Auditions Kinderchor of Spokane – Children’s choir holding auditions for second semester for the Preparatory Choir, grades 2-5, and the Chamber Choir, grades 5-12. Open to singers with unchanged voices. …


Art exhibits

Most galleries closed today; call ahead. For complete listings, see www.spokane7.com. Spokane


handmade for the holidays

Holiday shopping season is getting off to a good start for the artists and crafts people who make handmade items – and for shops that cater to crafters. Stores that …


Artist uncovers Whitworth trove

Two decades ago, artist Tom O’Day effectively threw away 30 works of art by burying them six feet deep on the Whitworth University campus. Today, he’s going back for them.


Larger than life

If you want to discover what a town is really all about, take a look at the hand-painted, sun-splashed murals scattered alongside its streets and corridors. Artists have a way …


ARt’s got ‘Pete ‘n’ Keely,’ babe

For the names “Pete ‘n’ Keely,” feel free to substitute Steve ‘n’ Eydie. The 2000 off-Broadway hit “Pete ‘n’ Keely” is a musical sendup of married ‘60s lounge acts such …


Contemporary traditionalists

When you think of American Indian art, do you think of sandblasted glass? Woodcuts? Lithographs? Images of hypodermic needles? Perhaps you will, after taking in this comprehensive overview of the …


The art of innovation

Samuel Colt’s name is synonymous with revolvers – the Walker Colt, the Colt Navy Revolver and the Colt .45. So naturally, revolvers by the dozen are at the heart of …


Spiritual strokes

With a one-strand brush and pigments made from tree sap, dead beetles and other natural materials, Tseten Dorjee depicts the divine. The colorful, sacred images he creates on silk or …


Winter wanderland

Pull on those snow boots and head out to the Visual Arts Tour, wintertime version. The self-guided tour, staged in February and October, makes it easy for people to roam …


Journey into self

Even in a literal sense, what you see depends largely on how you see. Look at something from different angles and the object of your gaze is going to change. …


‘Rabbit’ punch

The journey of “Rabbit Hole” to Spokane was surprisingly swift: from Broadway in 2006, to the Pulitzer Prize in 2007, to the Actor’s Repertory Theatre beginning this weekend. ARt pounced …


Living in ‘LIMBUS’

Harriet Sanderson sees art in infirmity. The Seattle artist’s show, “Limbus,” which comes to Spokane this week, features canes, beds and chairs, among other mixed-media installations.


Gloria de los Santos

Art form: Photography and encaustic painting.