For some members of the “Hamilton” cast performing in Spokane this month, the show never stops. Ellis Dawson, Brion Marquis Watson and Milika Cherée, Black thespians of "Hamilton," participated Wednesday in a virtual question-and-answer session about "Hamilton" along with their journeys to the stage.
Participants in the 46th running of Bloomsday likely saw two critters as they made their way up the notorious Doomsday Hill: one feathered and one fur-covered. There was the familiar sight of The Vulture, a staple of the race since 1987, and then there was Doomsday, a 14-by-70-foot orange tabby cat.
“Blade Runner” – 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. 117 minutes. Rated R. For more information, visit garlandtheater.com or call (509) 327-1050.
The Spokane Symphony will begin offering free “Out & About Concerts” this month. The new series of small ensemble concerts – held in a variety of locations around town including cafes, restaurants and community centers – will provide the public with opportunities to hear classical music in a casual environment.
Japanese sculptor Wataru Sugiyama is a soft, gentle soul living his life in browns, navy and stone-colored clothing, matching Earth's elements. His walk with nature is his life's work. A sculptor for the last 30 years, Sugiyama's works are from natural resources, as his materials range from bronze and clay to stone and ceramics.
Artist Vincent De Felice designed his sculpture of swans to be strong and smooth with no sharp edges. “What I like about the sculpture is that it can be touched,” he said. Indeed, soon after a crowd counted down and a flapping white sheet was removed unveiling the piece, titled “Love Birds,” children flocked in.
The 500 audience members were sitting in neat rows, and they’d definitely received the memo on attire: All were perfectly dressed in a classic gray Thom Browne suit. They were quiet, too, perhaps because they knew Browne’s show Friday evening was a special occasion, held in New York rather than Paris.
The Spokane Riverkeepers have partnered with Northwest artist L.R. Montgomery in celebrating his latest exhibition, “The River As Muse.” The exhibition, a collection of oil landscape paintings, expresses Montgomery’s “lifetime of affection” for the river.
Before the refined sound of his more recent songs, Icy Ike started out on SoundCloud, with tracks recorded on an iPad and Apple headphones. In spite of the humble means, he saw a positive response to his music, which kept racking up plays. With some success under his belt, he pushed forward.
On April 22, three queer poets, Tobias Wray, Rajib Mojabir and Chen Chen, replenished wells with a poetry reading at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, part of the Get Lit! festival hosted by the Eastern Washington University. The reading then moved to a discussion about the state and future of queer poetry.
The stained glass classes at the On Track Academy in north Spokane started because school staff wanted to offer something unique to their students. Since then, students in the program have produced award-winning designs, and they’re now launching a new collaboration with students at Spokane Falls Community College.
In recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust Art Contest has announced its winners. High school and middle school artists were asked to create pieces on the theme “Why Holocaust Education?” For the month of May, the works will be on display.
The canoe carving event has taken more than four years to organize as the tribal members prepared for the rare showcase at a museum. It is part of the MAC’s exhibition, “Awakenings: Traditional Canoes and Bringing the Salmon Home,” which is on display through late August.
After nearly eight years, Terrain is leaving the Cracker Building for a new home complete with gallery space, room to grow and an opportunity to share. Located at 628 N. Monroe St., the new space will allow leaders at the nonprofit to fulfill their dreams of building “an ecosystem of creativity from top to bottom.”
The new Carl Maxey Center in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood, designed to be a cultural center focused on Spokane’s Black community, held events Saturday highlighting the center’s first art exhibit that is running through June 11. The exhibit, titled “Our Stories Our Visions,” was curated by Bob Lloyd.
Anthony Schmidt, a 14-year-old Woodinville resident with autism, captures stunning images of model cars against detailed backdrops. Through April, the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery in downtown Spokane is displaying a collection of his photographs. His techniques, using an iPhone, make the miniatures appear larger than life.
When a painting sparks your interest during a museum visit and you're reading the label about the artist, are you thinking about each person who owned the work before it ended up there? There are people whose job is thinking about this question. This work is known as provenance.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of “The Godfather,” the Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main Ave., will screen a digitally restored edition of director Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 Oscar-winning film starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Caan during several showings this weekend and into next week.
Creativity. Knowledge. Imagination. Spark Central is helping achieve these lofty and artistic goals in Spokane through a variety of classes and programs offered free to children. The nonprofit is the result of a marriage between the education-focused Spark Center and INK Art Space co-founded by Jess Walter.
The spark was lit one night in 2013 when a roomful of artists, writers and teachers gathered to talk about a bold new idea: a free arts tutoring center here in Spokane, a sort of creativity gymnasium, a tree fort of possibility. Growing up in Spokane in the 1970s and ’80s, I had assumed I’d need to go to New York or L.A.