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  • Front and Center: The Best of Balazs

    Harold Balazs has always been part artist, part prankster. He even borrowed his motto – “transcend the bullshit” – from original “merry prankster” Ken Kesey.

  • Balazs show features new, old works

    The famed Spokane artist, whose large-scale pieces dot public spaces around the region, will exhibit vibrantly colored enameled works, paintings, drawings and mixed media works. Some are new and some …

  • Mel McCuddin, Harold Balazs share show at Tinman Gallery

    The older the artist gets, the fussier about anatomy. An extra arm joint, an oversize human head, a wing too big for its bird – the grotesque bothers him more …

  • Near 85, Harold Balazs follows a new fascination

    It’s far too late for Harold Balazs to be an outsider. As an artist, he knows what he’s doing. Other people – lots of them – know what he’s done.

  • Spotlight: Balazs, Gendron, Schindler go ‘Wall to Wall’ at SFCC

    This past week, the Fine Arts Gallery at Spokane Falls Community College opened its door to a full exhibit. Packed full.

  • Mead art show benefits schools

    On Saturday, the seventh eye4art takes place at Mead High School. The art show is a fundraiser for the Mead Education Foundation and it features more than 200 pieces of …

  • Balazs and friends share stage at CdA exhibit

    Enameling is an art form that dates back to ancient times. The process, by which powdered glass is fused on to metal, glass or pottery, was used by ancient Egyptians, …

  • Spotlight: Story of ‘REMIX’ a happy one, so far

    For nine months, Spokane Public Radio’s third channel – KPBZ-FM (90.3) – has been considered somewhat of an experiment. Now General Manager Dick Kunkel is just about ready to declare …

  • Carr’s Museum in Hillyard offers eclectic display

    Imagine if Graceland and The Smithsonian Institution had a baby and then moved in together in Hillyard. That’s the best way to describe Carr’s One of a Kind in the …

  • New school’s students connect with sculptor

    Nationally known sculptor Harold Balazs encouraged students at a new Spokane school Tuesday with talk of expression, going against conformity and being curious. “Expression is therapy,” Balazs, known for dozens …

  • 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 …

  • Montana’s Bass to read at Auntie’s

    Well-known Montana author Rick Bass will read from his newest novel, “Nashville Chrome” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24), on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Bass …

  • Museum spotlight shines on Harold Balazs

    Harold Balazs, at age 81, is about to open the biggest, most comprehensive and most spectacular solo art show of his life. The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) …

  • Artist’s show a reminder of civic blooms

    Years ago, I attended a tribute at Interplayers for the artist Harold Balazs. Someone uttered a phrase during that tribute that has stuck with me ever since: “He bloomed where …



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