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River Artist Studio Tour helps fill void left by Inland Crafts

In the unsteady business of fine arts and crafts, the Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour strives for balance. Saturday’s self-guided tour will span the studios of five artists who …


School Notes: Amaya wins Ignatian award for community service

Krysten Amaya, a junior at Gonzaga Prep, won the Ignatian Service Award, along with a letter in community service. Amaya has completed more than 200 hours of community service as …


Tinman hosts artist’s first show in 20 years

Ken Spiering is one of the most visible artists in Spokane. His large public art pieces are scattered around town, and include Riverfront Park’s “The Childhood Express,” aka the Radio …


Painting offers outlet for Cavin’s active imagination

When Vicky Cavin was first introduced to art in elementary school, she was more than a little intimidated. She couldn’t draw and her color choices were frowned upon, so she …


Festival of ‘beauty in unlikely places’

West Central is a neighborhood known for its share of crime, addiction and poverty, but a group of individuals is hoping to change the general consensus by showing that amid …


Spotlight: Spokane doctor named to state arts commission

Spokane physician Bassem Bejjani has been appointed to the Washington State Arts Commission. He joins two other Eastern Washington appointees on the 23-member panel – Mark Anderson of Walla Walla …


The Verve: Mixed-media messenger

Artist Nikai Birchler has a lot to say, and his work is his soap box. Birchler creates poetic images in a multitude of mediums, beginning with a mark or a …


Artist, her daughter plan to take part in studio tour

On Sept. 15 and 16, six artists on the South Hill will open their homes to the public during the ninth annual Spokane Town and Country Studio Tour. At each …


Sculptures over Freya Street deemed unsafe in high winds

The future of three colorful sculptures that moved in the wind on the Freya Street Bridge is in limbo as officials debate an unexpected engineering challenge. The artwork by local …


The Verve: Movie tells a ‘nonzombie’ tale

He walks down the middle of a quiet street. The camera follows him from behind. His gait is sluggish, and his clothes haven’t been changed for what looks like weeks. …


Artist donates 30 works for land preservation fundraiser

There are champions among us; people within our community and the surrounding areas who fight for our right to enjoy what we so often take for granted – nature. From …


Prairie inspires music, art for albums

Kevin Brown paints pictures with music. The Chattaroy musician sings of tall grass moving like water and golden fields shining in the sun. Colbert artist Katherine Nelson creates landscapes with …


Note adds intrigue to table pyramids

City workers made an unexpected find while deconstructing the latest mysterious picnic-table pyramid at Manito Park on Friday afternoon. An Urban Forestry crewman discovered a handwritten note addressed to park …


Gianna Morrill’s fashions can take abuse with flair

Some kind of covert operation has been taking place at Gianna Morrill’s South Hill home over the past few months as she prepares for the Runway Renegade fashion show next …


Spotlight: Blues performers plan benefit concert

Some of the area’s best and best loved blues acts will gather for Blues for Yo, a benefit concert from 3 p.m. to midnight Aug. 12 at Daley’s Cheap Shots, …


Local artist finds herself through creating

When you spend time with artist Debbie McCulley, it is not hard to imagine her as a younger, hipper Martha Stewart. Her work really is all about the nurturing of …


Painters enjoy art, wine at Van Gogh and Merlot

Intently painting a large sunflower on an 11-by-14 canvas, Vickie Moxcey takes brief respites to sip her glass of riesling. Moxcey is learning to paint during the Van Gogh and …


‘Art for Radio’ gives visual element to spoken-word ideas

On Main Avenue in downtown Spokane, there are two nonprofit organizations motivated to expose others to things that are often overlooked by mainstream media. KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio broadcasts from …


Powwow features dancing, music, art – and benefit auction

Julyamsh is more than a powwow. It’s a celebration of American Indian culture – dancing, music and art. This year’s powwow features plenty of music and dancing. It also will …


Spotlight: Acclaimed classical guitarist LeFevre to perform Friday

Michael LeFevre, an award-winning classical guitarist and professor at Walla Walla University, will perform Friday at the Holy Names Music Center. LeFevre will present the premiere of “Sonata” by Bryan …


Artist, musician Annie Libertini loves to inspire

Artist Annie Libertini is unassuming, quiet and inquisitive – attributes that speak loudly through her work, which is mysterious and captures the subtle nuances of man and nature. Inspired by …


McLeron paints with needle, threads

Lee McLeron’s creations include geometric designs, abstracts, butterflies, flowers and foliage. Her tools are needles and her palette overflows with many types and hues of thread. One piece, a rendition …


Process comes in pieces

Artist Tom O’Day doesn’t hesitate to destroy his own works. When he needed to make room in his studio in 1994, O’Day didn’t sell his pieces. He simply blew them …


Rachel Mace creates stylish clothing from discarded items

Rachel Mace creates trash couture, repurposing the discarded into gorgeous wares – beautiful and unique like the women who wear them. “It’s important for women to feel beautiful,” she said.


Rachel Mace creates stylish clothing from discarded items

Rachel Mace creates trash couture, repurposing the discarded into gorgeous wares – beautiful and unique like the women who wear them. “It’s important for women to feel beautiful,” she said.


The Verve: Artist appreciates little things

In the eighth grade, artist Kirsten Stobie was diagnosed with a heart condition called vasovagal syncope. Simply put, she faints easily. Not life threatening – unless she happens to faint …


Rediscovering art proves key when cancer, crisis hit

Jan Foland hangs out on street corners in a bad part of town with drug dealers and addicts, maybe a few prostitutes, and some gang members. Foland’s motivation is simply …


Avenue West set to get new address

On Friday, Avenue West Gallery at 122 S. Monroe St. will close. Fear not, however. The gallery will reopen in July in a new location, in The Crescent Court, 707 …


Religion Notebook: Church looking for help with mural Saturday

Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third Ave., is looking for volunteers to give Inspiration Alley a facelift. The alley, situated behind the church, has graffiti on its walls. Several …


He turned life into song

The mutts, Baxter, Rockie, Bandit and Otis, miss having a yard to run in. They have been with Charlie Lee for years and now, they patiently wait for the bus …