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Mixed mediums: At August First Friday, a variety of styles are on display for art walkers

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018

By Stephanie Hammett The Spokesman-Review

Kicking off the month with more than 20 art installments and events, August’s First Friday Art Walk should have something for everyone.

Most events are free admission and venues are open from 5 to 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Check out Wilbur artist Jim Bauer’s modern variety of resin art and metal sculpture at the Avenue West Gallery, 907 W. Boone Ave.. The exhibit continues through August.

Barili Cellars, 608 W. Second Ave., features Jessica Bloom, a young local artist with a fresh take on the photographic process. Mixing classical and modern techniques Bloom generates abstract images with an edgy flare. The venue will be open from 4 to 9 p.m.

Sticking with the abstract and continuing into the surreal, artist Jim Dhillon will be showing his original works at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave. Maxie Ray Mills will provide music for the evening, and Barrister’s wines will be available for purchase, as well as a dinner by Beacon Hill Catering and Events. For reservations, call (509) 465-3591 or email The winery will be open until 10 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the delicate art of handweaving? Committed to raising awareness of the art and craft, the Spokane Handweavers’ Guild will be providing a handweaving demonstration at the Chase Gallery, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. The gallery will also be displaying group and individual projects by several local handweaving artists including a new installation: “Seventy Scarves for Seventy Years.” The exhibit continues through August.

Mother and daughter artists Louise and Chemyn Kodis join forces for a series of collaborative, multimedia works on canvas that they will be showing at Fellow Coworking, 304 W. Pacific Ave., Suite 210. The project will be assembled from a mixture of paint and a variety of fabrics. Louise Kodis’ vividly colored silk and fabric work is already displayed in several public areas including the Spokane Convention Center and the Spokane and Boise airports.

Alan Abdulkader, Seattle architect and artistic activist, explores the concept of individual corporeality and the memory of space in his new installation “Body’s Memory” at the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, 115 S. Adams St. Moving between painting and photography, Abdulkader asks why photography is the preferred means of documentation and further why that documentation should be so realistic.

Liberty Ciderworks, 164 S. Washington St., will be hosting a showing of popular Spokane graphic artist Chris Bovey’s prints. Bovey’s handmade prints feature popular Spokane landmarks and other local highlights. The tap room will be open from 4 to 9 p.m.

Emerging artist Haley Waddington’s work will be featured this month at the Marmot Art Space, 1202 W. Summit Parkway in Kendall Yards. Waddington’s acrylic work focuses on maternity, the female form, and the experience of womanhood in modern society. Other artists on display include Smithsonian alumni Alfredo Arreguin and Ruben Trejo, local legend Ric Gendron, Rick Davis, Jim Dhillon, Michael Dinning, Bend artist Ken Roth and local favorite Melissa Cole.

This month, the Spokane Maryhill Tasting Room (1303 W Summit Parkway, Suite 100) will be showing Daniel “Garth” Kinney’s photography in a series of works collected from his travel adventures. Kinney loves to experience new places vividly through his interactions with locals and their traditions, capturing the most memorable and special moments in his work along the way. During the reception, Spokane musician Eric Neuhausser will be entertaining visitors with covers of select artists. The tasting room will be open from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Watercolorist Stephanie Sarro will be showing some of her work, which captures Northwest wildlife and vegetation, at Craftsman Cellars, 1194 W. Summit Parkway, from 2 to 9 p.m.

Freetime Synthetic will perform his original “hiphopunk” inspired work at the Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main Ave. The show will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Trackside Studio’s annual studio sale will feature ceramic works by Mark Moore, Chris Kelsey and Gina Freuen. The sale will continue through August 30, with hours by appointment only. The studio is at 115 S. Adams St.

For more details about First Friday events, visit first-friday/.

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