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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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PFD board seeking artists’ submissions

The Public Facilities District Board and the Spokane Arts Fund is looking for artists interested in creating art for the Exhibit Hall Completion Project at the Spokane Convention Center. The …


Artist’s journey back to painting

J.D. Pederson grew up in a tight-knit, poor Puerto Rican neighborhood in Chicago. “There were block parties every summer, and we would share food and laughs with our Puerto Rican …


‘Layers’ reflects personal journey

Allie Kurtz Vogt isn’t so much influenced by the world around her as she is energized by it. The people she knows, the places she’s been, even the linen tablecloths …


Restricted by illness, Melvin discovered art

At a home with acreage, surrounded by tall trees in Newman Lake, something’s brewing. Sometimes you can smell it; some kind of chemical mixed with a hint of pine. Upon …


Spotlight: Arai, Cinnamon team for July 4 show at Cathedral

Two carilloneurs will team up Thursday for the annual Fourth of July concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Wesley Arai, the associate carillonist at the University of …


Portraits offer challenge to artist Paul Van Roy

Artist Paul Van Roy grew up in Omaha and started drawing in preschool. In junior high and high school, he won many awards for his ability to artistically capture what …


Book Notes: ‘Longmire’ creator will read at Auntie’s in July

If you’ve been watching “Longmire” on A&E, you’re already familiar with the Wyoming sheriff created by Craig Johnson. If you’re not watching, you have a chance to hear about Walt …


Spokane artist thinks globally, creates locally

On the side of a pedestrian bridge right outside of downtown Lewiston, a bright blue and yellow rattlesnake leaps out from the otherwise unassuming landscape. Three sockeye salmon adorn the …


Artist’s work has place for almost everything

Lisa Maddux’s North Side home looks like a magical cottage from the outside. The small A-frame structure is heavily shaded and intricate twig fencing runs along one side, past an …


Spokane artist thinks globally, creates locally

On the side of a pedestrian bridge right outside of downtown Lewiston, a bright blue and yellow rattlesnake leaps out from the otherwise unassuming landscape. Three sockeye salmon adorn the …


Local artist refuses to stick to one art form

Chris Komski, 27, doesn’t care what he’s doing, as long as it has something to do with art. “In every aspect of my life, art is present. It’s figuring out …


Art is means of illustrating human impact

In a mix of realism, abstract and impressionism, done in acrylic paint, ink or water-based mediums on canvas or paper, Megan Broughton speaks her mind. Sometimes she manipulates pieces of …


Spotlight: Waldman installation shows ‘Why We Live Here’

The Spokane Convention Center is sporting a new work of art. “Why We Live Here,” a photo installation by Spokane artist Gay Waldman, will be formally dedicated in a ceremony …


Art helps Preston face shadows, find freedom

Donna Preston started thinking about becoming an artist when she was 4, after her father told her she was good at coloring. Preston hung on to her father’s every word, …


Artist’s works capture awe of simple wonders

This weekend in a small house across the street from the Spokane River in Peaceful Valley, a handful of artists will exhibit their work. The house has been converted into …


Education Notebook: DECA honors student duo

Ferris High School senior Jessica Pollock and junior Sheridan Delzer were recently named National DECA Chapter Award Project Winners at the ICDC Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The Ferris DECA duo …


Artist will display works with pieces by her late mother

In a back porch converted into an art studio in North Miami Beach, Sonya Schwartz painted and sketched when time allowed. It seems she leaned toward figurative studies of women …


Artist’s ‘visual journal’ covers range of emotions

Debbie Hanks never intended to be an artist. But her thoughts, dreams and struggles needed a place to go, so she set them free in acrylic paint and mixed-media, reflecting …


Women’s gallery will feature works of male artists, too

Manic Moon and More, an artist emporium at 1007 W. Augusta Ave., oozes with the feminine spirit and, like the moon, the gallery is always changing. With 30 or so …


The Verve: Book’s heroes are kids

Jessica Rising travels every day, either hanging on to the wings of her imagination or sliding through a portal in the bathtub drain. Her recent “vacation” took place in Nil, …


Artist uses STEAM to create her works

On a hillside near Green Bluff, there is round-the-clock activity; people are splitting and stacking wood, and stoking the fire of the anagama (Japanese term meaning “cave kiln”). There aren’t …


Spotlight: SFCC hosts Kelly display of abstracts

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 …


Artist shares her life – warts and all – in her work

Artist Nikki Freeman’s life should be a novel – the kind you can’t put down, filled with twists and turns, tragedy, scandal, and skeletons that, rather than stay in the …


Education Notebook: Student artists earn regional honors

Student artists at Cheney High School were recently honored at the 40th annual NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 high school art show at the downtown Spokane Public Library. Payton …


Spotlight: GU brings Chihuly to Bing

Renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly will be in Spokane next month in conjunction with an exhibit of his works at Gonzaga University’s Jundt Art Museum. Chihuly will give a free …


Benson’s mural at Central Food reflects affection for Spokane

Brothers Cain and Todd Benson recently created a love letter to Spokane – a 77-foot-long mural in Greenstone Homes’ Central Food building in Kendall Yards. The mural has adults and …


The Verve: Surroundings fuel her passion for art

Oana Barac-Matei was born in Romania. At age 6, she came to Spokane with her family for political freedom. Shortly after moving here, she was introduced to coloring. “One of …


CV band boosters hold arts and crafts fundraiser

It takes a lot of money to run a marching band. Uniforms and instruments, traveling, equipment and feeding the students on the road all run up the bill.


The Verve: Spokane Valley artist embraces natural gift

It took Pam Evenson more than 50 years to realize the gift that was given to her at birth. “Painting is a gift to me entrusted by my ancestors,” she …


Jewelry designer incorporates articles of past in her designs

Behind a secret door in the back of Glamarita, 911 ½ W. Garland Ave., is a long hallway with warm fabric draped on the walls. At the end of the …