Last week, Melanie Hewitt, 36, entered a Barnes & Noble to browse for books. Within a few minutes of scanning the thousands of mass-produced paperbacks, her husband turned to her and pleaded: “Will you please just make me one?”
Dara DeBast, who in the last year has returned to Spokane, is showing at New Moon Art Gallery this month in an exhibit titled "Inviting Love Back In," and an oil-on-canvas work, "Sun Bird," will be among her works on display.
During the months of February and March, Avenue West Gallery will showcase photographs by Pat Schilling and Kevin Montgomery. Spokane's Schilling, the featured artist, focuses on landscape photography, especially urban landscapes. Montgomery is known for his night photography.
Humanities Washington has announced a slew of virtual events for February. On Tuesday at noon, the Holocaust Center for Humanity will host “Who Was Chief Seattle?” presented by David M. Buerge. Buerge is a biographer and historian to the Duwamish Tribe.
Richard Cox’s pandemic project was spurred by a case of seller’s remorse. A few years ago, he and his wife, Pat, thought they might downsize from their Nine Mile Falls home. “I owned two full-size carousel horses,” he said.
Nicholas Sironka wondered if he was still in Spokane and not his native Kenya when an angry mob invaded the U.S. Capitol this month. The sensitive north Spokane artist, who moved to Spokane 21 years ago, was shocked when the news broke that the hallowed halls in Washington, D.C., were desecrated.
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.
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