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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: Fri., May 31, 2019, 7:48 a.m.

Spokane’s ‘starving artist’ James LaVigne dies at age 71

Prolific Spokane artist James LaVigne, a self-described artistic archivist whose artwork of architecture – most of it steeped in realism, some dipping into the fantastical – died May 22. He …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Sasquatch or mermaids? Spokane artist Charlie Palmer creates logo ideas for Seattle’s expansion NHL team

The NHL franchise coming to Seattle doesn’t have a name yet. But Spokane artist Charlie Palmer is a step ahead of them, and he’s hoping team planners will give his …


Artist – a Whitworth graduate – illuminates medieval-style art form as creator in residence at North Spokane Library

Dragons, griffins, unicorns and other mythical creatures come to life under Hannah Charlton’s fingers, as she carefully creates illuminated manuscript pages.


N.Y. inmate-artist freed after being cleared of 1991 slaying

A New York prison artist who never played golf but became known for drawings of lush courses he could only imagine was set free Wednesday after authorities agreed that another …


‘Pinky and the Brain,’ ‘He-Man’ artist brings nostalgia to Lilac City Comicon

Keith Tucker often hears from comic convention visitors that he “drew their childhood.” With storyboard credits that include some of the greats from the 1980s and 1990s, it’s easy to …


Spokane Valley Arts Council creating ‘museum without walls’; plans to donate another sculpture

The Spokane Valley Arts Council more than a decade ago made it a priority to give Spokane Valley an identity through artwork.


Nearly 2 dozen murals giving Garland business district an art vibe

The Garland business district is quickly becoming the mural capital of Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

‘Get your brain and hands busy’: City says goodbye to renowned artist Harold Balazs

Hundreds gathered at St. Charles Borromeo Church on Saturday to celebrate the life of renowned artist Harold Balazs, a man whose work will long outlast the 89 years he spent …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

Idaho artist’s estate suing creators of fictional biography

The estate of a southwestern Idaho artist is attempting to delay the release of a new children’s book about the artist and suing its creators.


Tiny museum seeks to revive interest in forgotten artist

An Idaho-born landscape painter who traveled the world on the strength of his sales, had one-man shows in New York and commissioned a studio by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright …


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Montana siblings team up to create unique art

Artist, whose work covers walls in Whitefish, has a lot of talent and, as some don’t know, Down syndrome.


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

At 75, Dale Chihuly discusses struggles with mental health

The private studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting. Sheets of stamps cover one table; pocket knives are marshaled on another. Carnival-prize figurines from the …


Creating Community: Art group transforms itself

After 18 years, Monarch Arts has undergone a nearly two-year transformation process similar to that of the Monarch butterfly after which it’s named, and is re-emerging as a rich resource …


Bataan Death March survivor, Montana artist Ben Steele dies at 98

Ben Steele’s hold on his sanity as a prisoner of war after surviving the Bataan Death March relied on hidden scraps of paper, stolen pieces of charcoal and his artist’s …


Vincent DeFelice’s daughter receives national recognition for Einstein drawing

Sophia DeFelice, daughter of well-known local sculptor Vincent DeFelice, has received national recognition for her depiction of a famous physicist.


North America’s oldest orangutan born in zoo dies in Seattle

The Seattle zoo says North America’s oldest orangutan born in a zoo has died after struggling with respiratory problems.


Napolsky plays with the watercolors of life

Fabian Napolsky is driven to paint. Mixing color with water is not a hobby for the artist, it’s a challenging, fulfilling and exciting creative process that expands beyond the edges …


The watercolors of life

Fabian Napolsky is driven to paint. Mixing color with water is not a hobby for the artist, it’s a challenging, fulfilling and exciting creative process that expands beyond the edges …


The Verve: Artist thrives on unpredictability, eclecticism

If you were to have happened into Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., last month, you would have seen over three dozen works of art there – photography, stained glass, …


Outside the box

If you were to have happened into Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., last month, you would have seen over three dozen works of art there – photography, stained glass, …


Artist, teacher, advocate honors animals through her work

Kathleen “Kit” Jagoda is an artist who uses brush strokes and color to speak and give voices to animals and children. She rescues animals and she paints them. She also …


Artist, teacher, advocate honors animals through work

Kathleen “Kit” Jagoda is an artist who uses brush strokes and color to speak and give voices to animals and children. She rescues animals and she paints them. She also …


Wildlife artist gives heart, and soul, to his subjects

Artist Bill Werle grew up in Minnesota, where he would spend summers hunting, fishing and canoeing. “The beauty of nature was deeply ingrained in me,” he said. “A million acres …


Wildlife artist gives heart, and soul, to his subjects

Artist Bill Werle grew up in Minnesota, where he would spend summers hunting, fishing and canoeing. “The beauty of nature was deeply ingrained in me,” he said. “A million acres …


Watercolorist Stan Miller tries to reveal beauty around us

There is a quote that hangs on the door of artist Stan Miller’s South Hill studio. It reads: “The reason there are so many cynical in the confusions and alarms …


MAC hosts features elaborate works of bookmaking artist

No words exist to describe Colfax artist Timothy C. Ely’s stunning new exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Oh, wait. Ely just invented one.


Interested in impact

Jessie Rasche is no stranger to the art scene; she spent her formative years at the Pike Place Market and fairs, where her mother and other artists sold their creations. …


Interested in impact

Jessie Rasche is no stranger to the art scene; she spent her formative years at the Pike Place Market and fairs, where her mother and other artists sold their creations …


VISUAL STORYTELLER

Deanna Camp believes that being an artist, in whatever form, is just another aspect of humanity. “Humans have an innate need to express themselves to other humans in some way. …