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Bonded by fire

Spokane ceramicists and co-owners of Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery bond over a hot, hot fire with new wood-fired kiln.


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

For Tiffany Patterson, spurt of creativity tempered by health scare

Beloved local artist, who has done work for bands, credit unions and friends, is fighting cancer. A show in Coeur d’Alene will feature works by Patterson and her friends, with …


Artist Charlie Palmer continues to find inspiration for his colorful landscapes

Insulated and heated, Charlie Palmer’s studio has become a creative playground for the renowned landscape artist. His passions stretch beyond depicting the distinctive Northwest creeks, waterfalls and riverbanks for which …


King County voters to decide arts sales tax in August

King County voters will decide in August whether to raise the county sales tax to pay for arts, culture and science programs.


Beatles animator will create, sell art in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene shows

Longtime animator now supports himself creating new images based on the iconic cartoons he worked on, including “The Rugrats,” “George of the Jungle,” “Scooby-Doo,” and yes, “Yellow Submarine.”


Quartet celebrates works by young Chickasaw composers in season’s final concert

At first, quartet member Amanda Howard-Phillips was skeptical. “I was like, ‘Hmmmm,


Artist Shana Moulton’s alter ego inhabits surreal spaces with humor

Moulton’s performance and video series portrays a naïve Cynthia (Moulton with a wig) strutting and fretting within a “Twin Peaks”-like existence. Hilariously terrifying visions lurk underneath a pastel-painted world of …


Student art project ties historic Steam Plant facility to breast cancer awareness

Students from East Valley STEAM Magnet School in Newman Lake will have artwork on display in the downtown Spokane landmark “indefinitely.”


Remote Washington park features work by artist Maya Lin

CLARKSTON – One of the best-kept secrets in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley appears to be the work of a world-renowned artist off the beaten path in Washington’s Asotin County. The “listening …


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

Experimental vibe will continue in third year of ‘Uncharted’ collaboration with Spokane Symphony, Terrain

Now in its third year, “Uncharted” brings together members of the Spokane Symphony with 10 local artists for an exploration of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”


Water themed exhibit of works by Chris Tyllia, Lisa Nappa and others opens at Saranac

Local ceramicist Lisa Nappa is passionate about water. Any kind of water. From oceans and lakes to puddles and droplets. While discussing her upcoming water-themed show, “Displace” at Saranac Art …


For Spokane artist Robert Kraut, it’s time to be a little revolting

Kolva-Sullivan exhibit features works that are anything but “decorative” or “pretty.”


Artist program starts at Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

The Bureau of Land Management is opening an artist-in-residency program at the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument this summer.


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Virtual reality exhibit lets you navigate the streets of Spokane and real life experiences

Darke’s “In Passing” takes place on the virtual street corners of the real Spokane, specifically the block around the Ridpath Hotel. Viewers who don Laboratory’s vitural reality headsets can see …


Masterpieces class calls on parent-child collaboration

Spark Central hopes to foster confidence, creativity with art programs.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Spokane artist uses recycled materials to bring ancient animals to life

Creatures are coming out of the walls at the MAC to great visitors to the “Titans of the Ice Age” exhibit.


Snow crushes roof of building in remote artists’ community

The largest building in a rural central Idaho community has collapsed under the weight of snow.


Rare glass-blowing studio heats up at Butte High

In places like Italy, glass-blowing is a life-long skill perfected in 20-year apprentices and a full-time commitment to the art. At Butte High School, though, the newly open glass-blowing studio …


Seattle ceramic artist Akio Takamori, ‘a very gentle soul,’ dies of cancer at 66

Seattle ceramic artist Akio Takamori spent Wednesday working in his Magnolia studio.He put the finishing touches on some pieces with the help of his son, Peter, and loaded a kiln. …


George Lucas museum cliffhanger: LA or San Francisco?

SAN FRANCISCO – For nearly a decade, George Lucas has been trying to build a museum for his personal art collection. After several false starts, the filmmaker will decide in …


Artists rally in Spokane to respond to presidential election

The co-founders of Terrain are hosting Rally, a community art response to the presidential election.


Trainer, painter holds art show to benefit nonprofits serving children in need

On Saturday, Marcell Scott is selling some of his acrylic paintings to benefit TeamChild and Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.


Claude Monet painting fetches $81.4 million at auction

A painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed “Grainstack” series fetched $81.4 million at Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and modern art.


Claude Monet painting could fetch $45 million at auction

A painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed “Grainstack” series is leading Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and modern art where it could realize around $45 million.


Bovey exhibit at the MAC aims to bring permanence to Spokane’s history

Chris Bovey will exhibit 30 Spokane-centric pieces from his Vintage Prints collection at the MAC. From the Davenport and The Spokesman-Review building to the garbage-eating goat and Dick’s Hamburgers, the …


Creating Community: Art group transforms itself

After 18 years, Monarch Arts has undergone a nearly two-year transformation process similar to that of the Monarch butterfly after which it’s named, and is re-emerging as a rich resource …


UI students dig for artifacts at the home of renowned Idaho artist James Castle

Inside the tiny bunkhouse where unconventional artist James Castle once lived and worked, it didn’t take long to begin turning up tiny bits and pieces of stuff that could be …


Terrain artwork features Ferris students giving voice to the refugee crisis

In the mornings when Lissa Robison would drive to work at Ferris High School she’d hear stories about refugees fleeing their homelands, and the dangers they faced. At the same …


Book of paintings by George W. Bush coming in 2017

The next book from former President George W. Bush will be more about pictures than words. “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors” will feature 66 …


Art school takes creativity to the streets

Two or three times per week for most of the summer, the Spokane Art School has hired local artists to hold Art on the Street drawing events, free to anyone …