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Spotlight: SFCC hosts Kelly display of abstracts

Todd Kelly’s abstract paintings will be on display at SFCC.
Todd Kelly’s abstract paintings will be on display at SFCC.

Brooklyn-based painter Todd Kelly will exhibit works at Spokane Falls Community College beginning Wednesday.

Kelly produces his abstracts from oils, acrylics and spray paint on canvas. His works have been shown in London – where he lived from 2003 to 2006 and worked at the National Portrait Gallery – and New York City. In an interview in February at, Kelly described his “art kin” as “Late Picasso – those really loose Mosqueteros paintings and beyond, Rauschenberg combines, indigenous Australian painting, Mike Bidlo’s fountain drawing project, the materiality of Cy Twombly and the fluid style of Laura Owens’ early work.”

Kelly will visit SFCC and give a lecture on April 18, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Building 24 sn’w’ey’mn Room 110. A reception will follow in the Fine Arts Building.

Spring concerts

A couple of collegiate concerts are coming to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in the coming weeks.

First up, the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Philip Baldwin, will present its spring concert, at 3 p.m. April 7. General admission is $7; $5 for student and seniors. For more information, call (509) 777-3280.

At 7:30 p.m. April 16, Robert Spittal will lead the Gonzaga University Wind Symphony in its spring concert. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and free to Gonzaga students and staff. Call (509) 313-6733 for more information.

Bits and pieces

Ellen Travolta, her sister Margaret Travolta; her husband, Jack Bannon; and Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre artistic director Roger Welch will team up in April for a benefit reading.

“Bits and Pieces: A Reading” will be staged at 5 p.m. April 28 in the Coeur d’Alene Library. It will feature readings of monologues, poems, short stories and theatrical pieces. Proceeds will support CST and the Coeur d’Alene Library Foundation.

Space is limited as only 200 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $25 plus Idaho sales tax and are available at the CST box office, 1000 W. Garden Ave., in Coeur d’Alene, or online at


The library is at 702 E. Front St.

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