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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:51 a.m.

Reliving Rodin: Jundt Art Museum opens exhibit of works by the father of modern sculpture

The new traveling show, secured by the Jundt with the help of a grant by Spokane Arts, is being offered by the Cantor Foundation as part of last year’s activities …


Joyce’s perspective: Spokane artist continues to map his own path

Artist Ben Joyce eyes an expanded presence in downtown with plans for new studio.


Auction scheduled Saturday to benefit Spokane sculptor Hank Chiappetta

The wood carver and painter is currently battling stage four terminal liver cancer, and a group called Spokane Outlaw Artists is hosting an auction and fundraiser to benefit Chiappetta and …


Art exhibit examines divide at Idaho, Washington line

Kelley O’Brien’s art exhibit “Behold! The Sun Comes Over a Mountain” is a multidisciplinary art experience that explores regional history, geography and nature along the Idaho-Washington border. “I wanted to …


New Jundt exhibit celebrates Inland Northwest landscapes

The First Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibit is part of the museum’s recurring summer series, Close In.


Artist Leslie LePere continues to find magic in the fine lines and details of the world

Artist who created the iconic cover for Tom Robbins’ novel “Still Life With Woodpecker” is holding his first show since 2013 in his hometown of Harrington.


Spokane-raised artist Jim Hodges to return for Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Jim Hodges’ ability to infuse emotion into the objects of daily life has brought him international fame in the art world.


Take a saunter around the Lake City and take in some art

Second Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Coeur d’Alene after its winter break.


First Friday: April brings a shower of good art to check out

This week’s art walk on Friday beckons with an evening full of creative expressions.


Sculpted by the spirit: Sister Paula Turnbull’s work continues to tell her story

Sister Paula, now 96, first became a break-out Spokane arts star nearly 45 years ago when the city hosted Expo ’74. She was the metal-sculpting artist/nun who created the Garbage …


Shining the light on refugees: Ildikó Kalapács’ ‘Unwanted Journeys’ features mixed media

Spokane artist Ildikó Kalapács insists that her new show, a mixed-media art exhibition on refugees with participation of refugees, is not “political.” If anyone does try to politicize the issue …


L.R. Montgomery captures the Dishman Hills with Dodson’s show

Montgomery, a noted plein air painter who spends a lot of time creating art in the Dishman Hills, will donate 20 percent of painting sales during the March exhibit to …


Saturate: Spokane artist May Kytonen weaves newsprint into the story of Asian-American lives

Fiber artist May Kytonen, 28, did not intend to open her latest show “Close/Divide” during Saturate, the monthlong, citywide effort to focus attention on Spokane’s artists of color. But the …


Support local artists on First Friday, even though it’s Second Friday

Due to the holidays, this Second Friday is really First Friday. That means there is still time to make good on that resolution to support the arts and contribute to …


He did it his way: Art Spirit Gallery celebrates Harold Balazs with January show

“I Did It My Way” opens tonight at the Art Spirit Gallery and runs through Feb. 2. The exhibit will feature more than 130 pieces representing the seven decades of …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Breaking the rules: With show at Kolva-Sullivan, Shana Smith exhibits the works that matters to her

Standing in her garage-turned-studio with soaring ceilings and white walls in Spokane’s Nevada/Lidgerwood area, oil painter Shana Smith conveys ideas rapid-fire, like a machine gun. She hunts for meaningful words …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Harold Balazs, titanic figure on Northwest art scene, dies at 89

“He is a giant, a titan, and an example to us all.”


Spokane’s Anne-Claire Mitchell lives her art

Anne-Claire Mitchell saw a need in Spokane for live/work space aimed at encouraging young creatives, so she helped make it happen.


First Friday: Bundle up and enjoy a variety of art styles for First Friday

It’s December’s First Friday, so kill two turtle doves with one stone tonight by enjoying local art openings while also getting your shopping done.


Local artisans offer opportunities to exercise your gift-giving skills

Do people really enjoy shopping at their desks for mass-produced schlock? Shop local and give the gift of original art. The exercise could do some good for your body (walking!), …


‘The Feels’ at Chase Gallery: Please do touch the art

“Making the work is very much about touch, so with this show, I get to sort of share that experience that I have with the viewers,” said participating artist Theresa …


Spark, SpIFF, Saranac among winners of arts grants

The total 2017 grant funding available to be awarded is $85,000, spread across four rounds of grants. The funding comes from the city’s admissions tax, a portion of which is …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

Art school exhibit brings geography to life

Juried show at the Garland District Spokane Art School Gallery features watercolors from 12 top regional artists including Tom Quinn, Joe Guarisco, Karen Mobley and up-and-comer Megan Perkins.


The ‘Spring Table’ is set for a mixed media dinner party at Spokane’s Richmond Art Collective

Caitlin Pickall’s artwork is a communal audio visual experience centered around a blank white table with place settings and chairs beckoning viewers to take a seat. With each seating, a …


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 …


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.”


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.”


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 …