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Sunday, September 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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First Friday: ‘Painter of place,’ ceramic art and hardened sculptures

“In September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage,” Henry Rollins once said. But let’s also wander through the galleries, pubs and wineries of downtown Spokane for …


Vegas artist sues Ariana Grande over ‘God is a Woman’ image

A Las Vegas artist is suing pop music star Ariana Grande, alleging federal copyright infringement over an image of a woman in a candle flame in the pop star’s widely-viewed …


Mikael Wood’s best albums of 2018: Searching for glimmers in the sprawl

Searching for that pinpoint glimmer is what it’s felt like to listen to pop in a year when culture, politics and technology have combined to create an endless sprawl of …


Free stuff to be given away to educators and artists

Free stuff that can be used by educators and artists will be available Saturday at an event designed to spare reusable materials from the landfill.


Snow crushes roof of building in remote artists’ community

The largest building in a rural central Idaho community has collapsed under the weight of snow.


Duck stamp reflects Clarkston woman’s hunting, birding and artistic talent

The work of a Clarkston, Washington, woman will be in the wallets of thousands of sportsmen in Delaware next fall.


Spokane artist, killed by tree, remembered for generosity, ‘animal-loving free spirit’

Local artist LeaAnne Scott Lake was killed when part of a tree fell in her South Hill backyard during yesterday’s windstorm


Window to the mind

James Frye’s artwork packs in a lot to look at: vibrant colors and offbeat figures, psychedelic swirls, floating eyeballs. To his parents, the titles are the most revealing part. “Personalities …


Doug Clark: Gordon Vales tore his way into our hearts

One of the gentlest souls I’ve ever met went to sleep in his South Hill apartment last week and didn’t wake up. Gordon Vales. He was 79.


Tessa Groshoff finds safety in art

On a white sheet of paper, Tessa Groshoff spills her secrets. She swirls, lines and scribbles to tell her stories in the universal language of art that words simply cannot …


The Verve: Catherine Freshley preserves beauty of landscapes through her work

Artist Catherine Freshley could easily be called a historian; years from now, people will look at her work and see, through her eyes, the simple beauty of the past. “I …


The Verve: Travis Chapman combines humor, reality in paintings

Travis Chapman is your average guy’s guy. He attended University High School and then took classes at the University of Washington without a goal in mind.


The Verve: Potter finds meditative qualities of clay as he works

For many years, Mike Buck’s artistic nature stayed dormant. He did a little art in elementary school and then in college, but that was more than 40 years ago. He …


Man gets five months for selling Chihuly fakes

SEATTLE – Jim Coombes was trying to surprise his wife by amassing a collection of works by famed American glass artist Dale Chihuly to donate to Gonzaga University in Spokane, …


The Verve: Krysten Parmley finds making art a creative way to cope

Krystn Parmley is following her bliss. “If I didn’t make art I think I could be a very dysfunctional person. I create because I have to. This is my escape, …


Jundt director hopes ‘What is Art?’ stirs questions

At first glance, the pieces seem to come from different worlds. Ruben Trejo’s “Cruciform # 94 (In Honor of My Mother)” hangs in the Jundt Art Museum next to Franz …


The Verve: Spokane Film Project works to put city on the map

On this particular Sunday evening at O’Doherty’s Irish Grille, they push small tables together to form a large conference table to accommodate their group. There are about 20 of them, …


The Verve: Randi Harris gives organic nature back to man-made items

Randi Harris, 29, grew up in Emporia, Kan., and was heavily involved in art in high school, though she never thought of it as a potential career. She went on …


The Verve: Webbers’ artwork often goes against the grain

There are females and males, exposed. There are branches and leaves, wings, skulls, bones, guns and dark images mixed with light. It is all the world has to offer, unfiltered …


The Verve: Josh Gillen’s mind keeps evolving

In November 2012, as Josh Gillen’s life was spiraling out of control, he looked up and asked for a sign. Not long after, he felt wrong and went to the …


The Verve: Tom Norton hopes to inspire others to create

Tom Norton grew up in Spokane. At Gonzaga Prep, while the priests gave their lessons, Norton would draw figures with eyes widely spaced; a subtle representation of vulnerability like animals …


Lynne Blackwood’s pizzazz fuels her creativity

While planning her second wedding about 19 months ago, Lynne Blackwood found that the wedding dresses she was looking at lacked the pizzazz she desired and so, she fixed that. …


Spokane artist Valerie Woelk releases ‘Expressive Faces’ exhibit

Valerie Woelk has always made things; she’s been drawing and coloring as long as she can remember. She also used tools at hand, including a hammer and nails at her …


The Verve: Freuen mixes forms, utilizing clay and drawing

In a large detached studio on her property near the Little Spokane River, Gina Freuen contemplates the past, the present and the future – all coming together using a pencil, …


The Verve: Art a ‘lifelong friend,’ artist says

As a child, Erica Horton made art like most children do – as a form of play or a means to express things children have no words for. Pablo Picasso …


The Verve: Spokane good fit for artist to ply her craft

Linda Malcom is a historian of sorts – a memory keeper who fills journals with a mix of words and images that are more universal than they are personal. Page …


Amy Galbavy’s mosaic touch transforms stone and concrete

Amy Galbavy spent many years in business attire as a biotech pharmaceutical representative. When her daughter Berlin was born six years ago, Galbavy decided to become a stay-at-home mom. One …


Megan Holden is inspired by speculation

“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind.” – Rod Serling, creator of “The Twilight Zone.” Megan Holden, along with her imagination, …


Artist Jim Dhillon gives old objects new life

Jim Dhillon has always made art. “My parents have a photograph of me with my fingers in my mother’s oil paints when I was about a year old,” he said, …


The Verve: Lynch-Chevalier finds own path in fashion, burlesque

On Saturday, dozens of local models will walk the catwalk, showing off the works of local designers during the sixth annual Runway Renegades fashion show. The lineup includes collections called …