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Doomsday the Cat mural graces Bloomsday route

UPDATED: Mon., July 11, 2022

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.

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Sculptor Wataru Sugiyama’s natural works incorporate many cultures

UPDATED: Thu., May 5, 2022

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.
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‘Home once and for all’: Swans return to Manito Park, but in climbable form

UPDATED: Thu., May 5, 2022

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.
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Thom Browne holds a ‘Teddy Talk’ in playful toy-themed show

UPDATED: Mon., May 2, 2022

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.
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Local Music Spotlight: Icy Ike loves the freedom in hip-hop

UPDATED: Thu., April 28, 2022

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.
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Tobias Wray, Rajiv Mohabir and Chen Chen discuss queer poetry during Get Lit!

UPDATED: Thu., April 28, 2022

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.
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Stained glass offers new creative outlet for On Track students

UPDATED: Wed., April 27, 2022

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.
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Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust Art Contest winners announced

UPDATED: Wed., April 27, 2022

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.
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Works of art have stories that begin when the artist’s work ends

UPDATED: Sun., April 3, 2022

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. 
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Arts Wrap: ‘The Godfather’ at Magic Lantern and National Poetry Month

UPDATED: Thu., March 31, 2022

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.
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Spark Central grew from creative ambitions to a Kendall Yards fixture

UPDATED: Wed., March 30, 2022

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.

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