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The Verve: Artist opens new gallery in Garland District

Artist Kay West grew up all over the country as the child of a serviceman. In high school, art was her salvation.


Artist’s work explores dualities, connections

Multidisciplinary artist Chrissa Walker Chorvat creates in a no-holds-barred fashion with a proclivity for commentaries on sex and war – things that, to her, are closely related.


Paul Andrew Gregg’s show at Kolva-Sullivan Gallery blends organic, industrial works

On May 6, “Utilitarian Incorporeal Countereffort” opens at Kolva-Sullivan Gallery. During the reception, visitors can ask artist Paul Andrew Gregg the reasoning for the title, though he might just leave …


Artist finds peace – and lullabies – in paintings

Carol Schmauder drew and painted in oil in her youth. She gave it up while raising nine children because it was hard to “find a place to put oil paintings …


The Verve: Arts in the classroom critical at East Farms STEAM school

Last Friday, dozens of children and their families attended an art show called “A is for Art” in the Seehorn Building of the Steam Plant. The exhibition included more than …


The Verve: Work helps artist address beauty, chaos of life

Using Sharpies, pencils, watercolors, oil paint and pastels on cereal boxes, glass, wood, paper and canvas, Hannah Koeske creates works thick with layers, often combining drawing, painting and words.


Verve: Exhibit is artist Bernadette Vielbig’s farewell to Spokane

“Fare Thee Well” is Bernadette Vielbig’s last exhibition in Spokane. It includes work from her associations with Lorinda Knight Gallery, Chase Gallery, Tinman Art Works, and Saranac Art Projects.


Short plays come ‘Fast and Furious’ at Stage Left

On Saturday and Sunday at Stage Left Theater, the audience is advised not to blink during the theater’s third annual staged readings of 1- to 3-minute-long plays. “Fast and Furious” …


Artist uses works to cultivate community

Livingston’s Spokane exhibit opens Thursday at the Richmond Art Collective’s new gallery space in the historic Richmond Building, 228 W. Sprague Ave.


The Verve: Artist’s work inspired by her world travels, reflect human condition

“I live out my dreams, my fears, and my experiences through my art. It is a lifelong study of the human condition and of my own condition,” Melanie Lieb Taylor …


Show spotlights Native American artists

“We Are Still Here” will highlight works of Native American artists, representing more than a dozen tribes.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 10:50 a.m.

Verve: Artist paints through her emotions

“Art is my therapy,” says Sierra Dawson. “With each brush stroke, I leave behind a piece of me. When I reach for my paintbrush, music speaking to me in the …


The Verve: Roberts and animal companions featured in Sandpoint art show

Dozens of artists, working in many mediums, are exhibiting in the Compassion for Animals show, including students, an inmate from the prison in Walla Walla, and Kit Jagoda, a Spokane …


MAC hosts Watercolor Society exhibit

The Spokane Watercolor Society’s annual juried show has a new home at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Starting Sept. 30, paintings will be on display in the Helen …


Moksha’s world music offers contemplative sound

Moksha’s instrumental tones, sounds and beats leave a listener with room for thought. The music is like a painting of sound. The group’s name means “freedom from the differentiated, temporal …


The Verve: With arts degree, artist now focused on mastering technique, fundamentals

Max Marlett, 23, is an emerging artist who will most likely be emerging for quite some time. “It is once the artist has experimented enough to become comfortable with their …


The Verve: He lets his music do the talking

Some people might describe singer/songwriter Matthew Joseph Hughes as shy. Soft-spoken, he often looks like a deer in the headlights when you’re speaking to him, almost as if conversation pains …


EWU student present art in the 1st, 3rd dimensions

At Object Space, 1818 1/2 E. Sprague Ave., the work of more than a dozen Eastern Washington University art students occupies the space. The artists are all students of the …


Art that heals war wounds

Styrofoam heads and shoes can tell stories. Art therapist Lila Dielke knows because she’s heard them and, though she’s often brought to tears, she is certain that healing is possible.


Group of Spokane young artists form Panception Arts Collective

In the skywalk level of the Crescent Court, in a usually vacant retail space, something’s brewing. “When people walk by and glance in, their expression is ‘What the heck is …


Graffiti artist Tasko captures fleeting moments of mind

In his youth, Jason Lopez – who uses the name Tasko – wore a cape; running around in the night with a rattle can, adding color to the doldrums and …


The Verve: Kimmel displays childlike curiosity

Being introduced to Joe Kimmel’s artwork is like discovering a stash of children’s drawings, ones that were created in an attempt to tell stories and make sense of experiences. The …


Painter, installer, arts instructor has long resume

Megan Martens-Haworth can’t remember a time when she wasn’t creating art and exploring her world in a visual way. She grew up in Upton, Wyoming. A hefty scholarship brought her …


Art can be social, too, says local painter

It’s not hard to imagine artist Audreana Camm prancing in the woods as a child in Elk City, Idaho, a small (population 202 as of the 2010 Census) isolated town; …


The Verve: Creating art for 60 years

Barry Blackerby, the son of a military man, spent his youth traveling around the U.S. and overseas. His hobby was capturing his surroundings with a pencil. He created his first …


The Verve: Working through the pain, with art

Many artists say creating art is therapeutic; it allows them to release emotions and express feelings that are difficult to handle or even understand. Some say creating art is calming, …


Slightly West of Spokane event features potter who honors an unhurried pace

On Nov. 29, more than a dozen artists will be stoking fires for visitors during the fifth annual Slightly West of Spokane Artists Studio Tour. Unlike the feel of a …


The Verve: Marion Flanary’s paintings explore spiritual journey

Marion Flanary is mobile; she goes with the flow and embraces change. Her work embodies this notion, representing movement in color, shape and figures, some faceless, that appear to be …


The Verve: Hopped Up boasts array of local artists

On Sept. 6, the parking lot surrounding Hopped Up Brewing Co., 10421 E. Sprague Ave., will be filled with art and music while glasses fill with beer brewed on site. …


The Verve: Hopped Up boasts array of local artists

On Sept. 6, the parking lot surrounding Hopped Up Brewing Co., 10421 E. Sprague Ave., will be filled with art and music while glasses fill with beer brewed on site. …