Local drummer Quindrey Davis-Murphy, 26, has been performing on Spokane stages since he was a child prodigy at age 14. A fixture in local bands, the Eastern Washington University graduate played the skins with multiple celebrated artists including Allen Stone, Alex Acuna, Snark Puppy, Spokane Brass Quintet and many more.
In accordance with the first phase of Gov. Jay Inslee's reopening plan, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is now open for private visits. On Tuesdays through Saturdays, a group of as many as six people from the same household can visit the MAC for 50 minutes. Visits begin at 10 a.m., with the last visit at 4 p.m.
Lady Liberty stands tall in all her flowery beauty. Her gown composed of hundreds of tiny pieces of teal and aquamarine fabric. Lavender butterflies and dragonflies dart around her legs. Her hem needs just a few more finishing touches.
Finding new ways to reuse common packaging items is a great way to reduce household waste. The plastic produce nets that come with citrus, garlic and other fresh produce can double duty in several ways. Today, we will make a simple kitchen or bath scrubbie.
If you’re as tired of staring at a screen as I am, the idea of a social activity that won’t require a Zoom meeting is probably sounding pretty near marvelous right about now.
"A new year ... a fresh, clean start!" a joyous boy in red mittens said a quarter-century ago this week shortly before soaring forth on the most famous sled in American arts this side of "Citizen Kane." And just like that, the high-spirited 6-year-old and his best buddy were never seen again – at least not in new images.
Bill Watterson reflects today and marvels at the perch that syndicated strips once held, back when the comics page was part of the nation's daily cultural conversation. "The reach and impact of newspaper comic strips," Watterson says by email, "is almost impossible to fathom now."
Tina’s pony positively sparkles. Warm brown eyes framed by lush black lashes gaze shyly, and her hooves glow ruby red, just like Dorothy’s famed shoes. But her true beauty is found in the hundreds of beads and glass cabochons that adorn her body from head to tail.
Dedicated to highlighting Spokane’s creative community professionally and personally, Denny Carman has spent the last two years honoring fellow local artists – now more than 500 – in a series of Facebook posts. “And I have 1,600 something artist friends on Facebook, so I have quite a ways to go.”
To celebrate local neighborhoods, Spokane’s poet laureate Chris Cook is asking residents to go for a walk and open their eyes. Most importantly, jot down your thoughts about where you live, in verse form. Any local resident, past or present, can take a crack at writing a poem paying tribute to a Spokane neighborhood as part of Spokane Arts’ In the Neighborhood poetry project.
As far as holiday music goes, the Irving Berlin-penned "White Christmas" is a staple on nearly every holiday playlist. And while covers by the likes of Frank Sinatra, the Drifters, Bette Midler, Garth Brooks and Andrea Bocelli have been released, none is as classic as the version sung by Spokane's own Bing Crosby.
During this holiday season, shoppers can add extra-special meaning to their purchases by not only selecting gifts with thought for loved ones, but also by buying items from local businesses and with Spokane in mind. Here is a list of Spokane-centric holiday gift ideas by The Spokesman-Review's Features staff. If you want to add your gift-giving ideas to our list, keep reading.
For photographer and artist Grace June, confrontation has never come naturally. But with her latest photo series, June has found a way to add her voice to the conversation without forgetting to listen. The series, June said, is titled “We Hear You” in response to those who have said, “I can’t breathe.”
Nothing prepares a mother for departure from the hospital after having her first child. All of the Dr. Spock books and material from other parenting experts slips out of your brain once you're smacked in the face by the welcome fresh air. Good luck after you're no longer tethered to labor and delivery.
Two Spokane Valley brothers are hoping a new dice game called Smirkle they created with their father will be a holiday gift hit. The fast-paced game developed amid COVID-19 shutdowns is something families can do together, say Gideon Noble, 16, and Gabe Noble, 13. They're selling Smirkle through the NoBull Game Co., a new family business.
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has found a way to serve up the flavors of a Campbell House Christmas, though as with much of life this year thanks to the pandemic, it's going to be different.. Hulda the cook will still be there, and there will still be cookies. But this year, the event will be outside.
On Thursday, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU announced the recipients of the Black Lives Matter Artist Grants. Each of the 20 winners will receive $2,500 to “fund the creation of art that communicates the voices, experiences and artistic expression of social justice efforts in response to systemic racism,” per a news release.
Spokane Arts announced its third and final round of Spokane Arts Grants Awards for the year, with nine local artists and organizations receiving a total of $41,827 from the nonprofit arts advocacy group. The nine proposals from a pool of 28 will use the monies to fund projects in literature, dance, education, painting, therapeutic arts, storytelling and music.
A ceramics project created by art students at St.aint George’s School was recently chosen as a winner in the 2020 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness contest. The installation, called “The Wave,” won the Making Waves award in the Art Category.
Susan Moss Bourne lives in the country outside Kingston, Idaho, where she spends much of her time hiking and gathering lichen, moss, antlers, pine cones and flowers for handmade wreaths. For the last three years, she has been making wreaths to use, sell, donate, gift and inspire.
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