After experimenting with different writing styles for years, local artist and photographer Joyce Wilkens found in poetry an inspiring new world of expression. To celebrate the release of her first collection, “Poetry Pie,” Wilkens will host a socially distanced open house this weekend.
For local painter Diane Covington, Coyote has always been a trickster. In her world, Coyote is an anthropomorphic man whose antics and schemes often result in him becoming his own worst enemy. Native artist Covington, 58, chose to focus on Coyote for a new series of artists’ workshops she launched last February.
Local artist and professor of art Tom O’Day retired last spring from his long-held position at Spokane Falls Community College. A Southern California native, O’Day has devoted his career to expanding Spokane’s exposure to art and doing what he loves: creating and teaching.
It's difficult not to be drawn to the beauty and contrast of Andy Warhol's "Reigning Queens." Illustrating the difference between chilly and distant Queen Elizabeth II and sunny and approachable Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland, courtesy of screen prints, is inspired, and the concept by the late, legendary artist holds up a generation later.
Spokane Arts has made a selection for the 2021 Hooptown USA outdoor basketball court mural project located at Riverfront Park. Local mural artist Joshua Martel will be the painter for the mural at the multi-court complex, which is still under construction at the North Bank of the park.
What does it mean to be an artist? What does it mean to sell out? Who do we make art for, especially in a capitalist market? These are just a few of the complicated issues that writer/director/producer/star Radha Blank takes on in her semiautobiographical debut feature "The Forty-Year-Old-Version."
Though temperatures are still high, it is now officially fall, which means it's time to start thinking about getting cozy. Need inspiration? Stop by the third-annual Quilt Show, which opens Friday at the Inland Northwest Railroad Museum and continues through Sunday.
After a sold-out reopening in August, albeit at 25% capacity, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has a packed schedule of exhibitions to offer visitors this fall. The headliner brings work from pop art powerhouses to Spokane: "Pop Power From Warhol to Koons: Masterworks From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation."
For the last few decades, artist Hank Chiappetta has been best-known for his intricate hardwood carving work. But when he was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, he realized that if he wanted to continue creating art, he was going to have to find a new medium.
Kate Vita, the widely beloved painter, actress and animator who died of cancer last April, is receiving a lifetime achievement award from Spokane Arts during its annual awards party Saturday. Vita was 59 when she died six months ago.
In years past, the Spokane Arts’ annual awards parties celebrating local artists and cultural organizations have often been raucous affairs. Artists and audiences have shown up with loud costumes, strong cocktails and questionable dance moves. (This is what I’ve been told, anyway.)
Spokane Arts Awards – A live broadcast from Lucky You Lounge featuring Jess Walter reading from his new book, "The Cold Millions," live music and a presentation. For more information and tickets, visit spokanearts.org. Saturday, 8 p.m. Lucky You Lounge, 1801 W. Sunset Blvd. $5. (206) 499-9173.
For more than a decade now, home to the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint and the Pend d’Oreille Arts Council, the downtown building’s role has had much less to do with putting out fires and much more to do with sparking creativity.
Talk about a summer transformation: The Priest Lake Museum has recently launched a brand new website giving patrons access to lake history year-round. On the website, visitors will find sneak peeks at exhibits currently housed in the museum. Viewers also can read outdoor exhibit panels and learn more about programs.
When Dawn Wolski left her South Hill home en route to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture on Saturday afternoon, it appeared that life was imitating art. The sky was hazy and smoky. The air quality was hazardous. However, the general and artistic director of Inland Northwest Opera braved the elements.
Growing up in Spokane, Mike Fields started his career as a sculptor following in the path and aesthetic of his father, Chester Fields. The two created many wildlife sculptures, perhaps most famously the Cougar Pride statue outside Martin Stadium in Pullman.
Give an old frame a new life as a note board for your home office or classroom. Fix up and decorate the frame to cover any dings. I used old coloring book pages decoupaged on top of the areas I wanted to conceal. Other possibilities include pages from magazines, old maps or stamps.
The Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour, now in its 13th year, will be a virtual event next month due to COVID-19, co-founder Gina Freuen announced Wednesday. The show opens Sept. 26 at 8 a.m. at littlespokanestudios.com, with more than three dozen regional artists participating.
Eleven-year-old Sindhu Surapaneni has been named a “Student Star” in the Duke University Talent Identification Program magazine for one of her drawings.
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