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Wednesday, November 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Spokane artist Miguel Gonzales resides on biculturalism line between two worlds

Spokane artist Miguel Gonzales resides in two environments: One is American, the other is Mexican. Sometimes he doesn’t feel at home in either. “When I’m here in the United States, …


It’s in their DNA: ‘We speak the same language about art,’ creative family says

Lesa Delisi has found success in Spokane bringing colors to canvas for wildlife acrylic paintings. But Delisi isn’t alone in a family with two sisters and two brother who are …


Presidential portraits by John Thamm are on display at county libraries

A thoughtful James K. Polk gazes at book browsers at the Argonne Library. The quote posted next to his portrait seems surprisingly contemporary: “There is more selfishness and less principle …


Warm up with art for First Friday

November’s First Friday Art Walk is a time to start squirreling away locally crafted cool stuff for the winter. Or just come enjoy what the creatives cooked up.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Masterpiece found in French woman’s kitchen sells for $26.6M

An old painting found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman, who considered it an icon of little importance, has made her a multimillionaire.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

How the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa made it the world’s most famous painting

The theft of a painting changed how the world saw the Mona Lisa.


One Heart Native Arts & Film Festival puts spotlight on Native art and creators

The festival runs Friday through Sunday at the Bing Crosby Theater and the Unfinished Space.


Family Fun: Art Salvage is recycling for the masses

Katie Patterson Larson sees potential where others might see trash. Case in point: On a recent tour of Art Salvage, the nonprofit she founded, she contemplated the colorful wires attached …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

America’s illustrator: Norman Rockwell exhibit – with paintings, posters and magazine covers – opens at the MAC

The gawky New England artist Norman Rockwell charmed millions of Americans for nearly 50 years as the Saturday Evening Post’s most beloved cover illustrator and chronicler of small-town life. At …


Terrain is endearingly local and heartbreakingly hopeful

Terrain, the free, annual, one-night-only, juried, multimedia art-and-music event is 5 p.m. to midnight. For the first time in Terrain’s 12-year history, the nonprofit arts organization secured funding to hire …


First Friday: ‘A Stroke of Nature’ at Terrain Gallery is a must-visit

October’s First Friday art walk is perfect for those needing an antidote to the Terrain freight train. Find relief from the crowds at local pubs, galleries and wineries beckoning art …


Medieval masterpiece by Cimabue rediscovered in French house

A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue has been discovered in a French woman’s kitchen –and it’s expected to sell for millions of euros at an upcoming auction.


Tour gives art lovers a chance to visit studios

Ruly Deen will be among 40 artists participating in the 12th annual Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is a fine art …



UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

From ‘The Boondocks’ to ‘The Far Side,’ beloved ’90s comics are springing back to life

“The Boondocks” and “The Far Side,” two cartoon creations that enjoyed massive popularity in the 1990s, are showing new signs of life.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Artist Chris Bovey compiles Spokane-related prints into ‘Vintage Spokane’

“Vintage Spokane: The Art of Chris Bovey” will be released Wednesday at Atticus Coffee and Gifts.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

YWCA Women of Achievement: Ginger Ewing nets arts and culture award for Terrain work

Terrain co-founder and executive director Ginger Ewing’s tireless advocacy for the arts has prompted the YCMA to give her the 2019 Women of Achievement award for arts and culture.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 8, 2019

‘An outlet for their art’: Street artists paint downtown Spokane wall in first of planned monthly sessions

Street artists gathered Saturday to paint a rotating art wall on the side of Boots Bakery in downtown Spokane. The organizers’ goal is to turn the painting of the art …


Factory Town artists’ new projects: Jacob’s Ladder and marriage

Crouching and sweating together over a stack of painted canvases on the floor, Ellen Picken stops Rajah Bose from punching ribbons onto the backs of her painted pieces with a …


Theater Fest celebrates Spokane’s diverse performing arts community

This year, Theater Fest, now in its second year, features showcases at the Fox from 1-4 p.m. and the Bing Crosby Theater from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday.


The air between: Influential artist and teacher Ben Frank Moss dies at 83

Prolific artist and teacher Ben Frank Moss died on August 9 at the age of 83.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

‘It’s like time traveling’: Museum devoted to prolific photographers of Wallace history to open Sunday

The picture is so clear, the detail so crisp, you can easily count the wrinkles under his eyes. Especially the ones at the sides, fanning outward like tiny crow’s feet.


Spokane ballet dancer Harris Kahler leaping at opportunity for elite training

Spokane teenager Harris Kahler is poised to leave home this month to attend Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, the oldest performing arts boarding school in the country.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019

First Friday: Inspiration from graphic novels, dreams, motherhood and Iraq and Syria

Stroll in the sun and soak in some art during August’s First Friday’s Art Walk. On the first Friday of every month, local galleries, wineries and bars welcome the art …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019

‘His spirit just bloomed’: Renowned AIDS activist, art scholar Douglas Crimp, who grew up in Coeur d’Alene, dies at 74

Douglas Crimp grew up in a house on Sanders Beach in Coeur d’Alene and became a renowned and controversial art scholar and AIDS activist with ACT UP. He died this …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

Festival organizer looks to emulate Park City success at Northern Quest

Northern Quest is launching a new weekly summer festival with the help of an experienced organizer who has a track record of success.


That’s no turret: Artist offers a different take on The Spokesman-Review building

Self-taught artist puts a new twist on Spokane’s iconic landmarks.


Fireworks ring in new round of First Friday exhibits

If you’re not too tired from celebrating the Fourth of July, head out for First Friday and check out a new collection of art on display around town. Receptions are …


Artist Megan Perkins to lead Garland Sketch Crawl

During the two-hour class, participants will sketch Garland neighborhood landmarks while learning to sketch on location and add color with watercolors, colored pencils or markers.


Photographers Bill and Kathy Kostelec capture Spokane’s evolution one photo at a time

“Spokane Silver Celebration,” which was supported by a Spokane Arts Grant Award, opened June 20 and continues through Aug. 4.