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  • The Verve: Steampunk style features inventive creations

    Robert LaMonte is a tinkerer, a scientist, an engineer and a forward-thinking artist. He creates gizmos that blend the past with the future; the Victorian era and art deco with …


  • LaMonte’s steampunk style features inventive creations that find inspiration in past

    Robert LaMonte is a tinkerer, a scientist, an engineer and a forward-thinking artist. He creates gizmos that blend the past with the future; the Victorian era and art deco with …


  • The Verve: Randi Harris gives organic nature back to man-made items

    Randi Harris, 29, grew up in Emporia, Kan., and was heavily involved in art in high school, though she never thought of it as a potential career. She went on …


  • The Verve: Randi Harris gives organic nature back to man-made items

    Randi Harris, 29, grew up in Emporia, Kan., and was heavily involved in art in high school, though she never thought of it as a potential career. She went on …


  • Spokane artist Valerie Woelk releases ‘Expressive Faces’ exhibit

    Valerie Woelk has always made things; she’s been drawing and coloring as long as she can remember. She also used tools at hand, including a hammer and nails at her …


  • Valerie Woelk, Spokane artist, releases ‘Expressive Faces’ exhibit

    Valerie Woelk has always made things; she’s been drawing and coloring as long as she can remember. She also used tools at hand, including a hammer and nails at her …


  • Artist hopes works stir up faith questions

    Jeremy Vermilion, 32, is a man of few words. When asked where he grew up, he is quick to admit, “I’m not sure I ever did.”


  • Purposeful work

    Jeremy Vermilion, 32, is a man of few words. When asked where he grew up, he is quick to admit, “I’m not sure I ever did.”


  • Artist’s journey back to painting

    J.D. Pederson grew up in a tight-knit, poor Puerto Rican neighborhood in Chicago. “There were block parties every summer, and we would share food and laughs with our Puerto Rican …


  • Finding peace in painting

    J.D. Pederson grew up in a tight-knit, poor Puerto Rican neighborhood in Chicago. “There were block parties every summer, and we would share food and laughs with our Puerto Rican …


  • Restricted by illness, Melvin discovered art

    At a home with acreage, surrounded by tall trees in Newman Lake, something’s brewing. Sometimes you can smell it; some kind of chemical mixed with a hint of pine. Upon …


  • Finding her new passion

    At a home with acreage, surrounded by tall trees in Newman Lake, something’s brewing. Sometimes you can smell it; some kind of chemical mixed with a hint of pine. Upon …


  • Portraits offer challenge to artist Paul Van Roy

    Artist Paul Van Roy grew up in Omaha and started drawing in preschool. In junior high and high school, he won many awards for his ability to artistically capture what …


  • Local artist refuses to stick to one art form

    Chris Komski, 27, doesn’t care what he’s doing, as long as it has something to do with art. “In every aspect of my life, art is present. It’s figuring out …


  • Art is means of illustrating human impact

    In a mix of realism, abstract and impressionism, done in acrylic paint, ink or water-based mediums on canvas or paper, Megan Broughton speaks her mind. Sometimes she manipulates pieces of …


  • Art helps Preston face shadows, find freedom

    Donna Preston started thinking about becoming an artist when she was 4, after her father told her she was good at coloring. Preston hung on to her father’s every word, …


  • Unbounded energy

    Donna Preston started thinking about becoming an artist when she was 4, after her father told her she was good at coloring. Preston hung on to her father’s every word, …


  • Artist’s works capture awe of simple wonders

    This weekend in a small house across the street from the Spokane River in Peaceful Valley, a handful of artists will exhibit their work. The house has been converted into …


  • Capturing awe of simple wonders

    Next weekend in a small house across the street from the Spokane River in Peaceful Valley, a handful of artists will exhibittheir work. The house has been converted into Shotgun …


  • Artist will display works with pieces by her late mother

    In a back porch converted into an art studio in North Miami Beach, Sonya Schwartz painted and sketched when time allowed. It seems she leaned toward figurative studies of women …


  • Stirring visual reminder

    In a back porch converted into an art studio in North Miami Beach, Sonya Schwartz painted and sketched when time allowed. It seems she leaned toward figurative studies of women …


  • Women’s gallery will feature works of male artists, too

    Manic Moon and More, an artist emporium at 1007 W. Augusta Ave., oozes with the feminine spirit and, like the moon, the gallery is always changing. With 30 or so …


  • Phases of a Manic Moon

    Manic Moon and More, an artist emporium at 1007 W. Augusta Ave., oozes with the feminine spirit and, like the moon, the gallery is always changing. With 30 or so …


  • White uses his art to release his inner thoughts

    The first 21 years of artist Sam White’s life were filled with trials and tribulations. Born in Seattle, White said he grew up in an abusive household; a scar on …


  • Pressure release valve

    The first 21 years of artist Sam White’s life were filled with trials and tribulations. Born in Seattle, White said he grew up in an abusive household; a scar on …


  • Artist Waddington mixes messages with her work

    If you were an amateur philosopher who gazed at Haley Waddington’s paintings, met the artist and then flipped through a notebook filled with images of her work, you just might …


  • Drawing on both sides

    If you were an amateur philosopher who gazed at Haley Waddington’s paintings, met the artist and then flipped through a notebook filled with images of her work, you just might …


  • Many people took part in raising this free-spirited artist

    Jan Wendt’s art reflects a free-spirited nature. Inspired by fantasy, nature and a little bit of rock ’n’ roll, her mixed-media creations capture dreams and a world of “what ifs,” …


  • The village creation

    Jan Wendt’s art reflects a free-spirited nature. Inspired by fantasy, nature and a little bit of rock ’n’ roll, her mixed-media creations capture dreams and a world of “what ifs,” …


  • Works of political, social art started early for John Thamm

    When artist John Thamm was in first grade at Opportunity Grade School, he often found himself gazing out the window, especially when a train went by. It was during World …

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