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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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019

Art museum delays decision on accepting Rockwell paintings

An art museum board in Ohio that was offered $130 million worth of Norman Rockwell paintings from Boy Scouts of America has voted to wait a year before deciding whether …


Artist Ric Gendron loses home in Elmer City fire; Marmot gallery hosts art sale to help

Two dozen Gendron painting are for sale in an attempt to help the popular artist get back on his feet.


Experts try to keep Georgia O’Keeffe paintings from fading.

Chemical reactions are gradually darkening many of Georgia O’Keeffe’s famously vibrant paintings, and art conservation experts are hoping new digital imaging tools can help them slow the damage.


Adam West to sell Batman-themed paintings he’s created in Idaho

The actor who portrayed the tights-clad Batman in the 1960s TV series is selling paintings he has created of villains from the show at an art gallery in the central …


Book of paintings by George W. Bush coming in 2017

The next book from former President George W. Bush will be more about pictures than words. “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors” will feature 66 …


Hushed-up art theft solved, with 7 arrests

Nearly a year after five works by artist Francis Bacon worth an estimated $27.8 million were stolen from an apartment in Madrid, seven people have been arrested, police said.


White uses his art to release his inner thoughts

The first 21 years of artist Sam White’s life were filled with trials and tribulations. Born in Seattle, White said he grew up in an abusive household; a scar on …


Artist Waddington mixes messages with her work

If you were an amateur philosopher who gazed at Haley Waddington’s paintings, met the artist and then flipped through a notebook filled with images of her work, you just might …


Spotlight: Balazs, Gendron, Schindler go ‘Wall to Wall’ at SFCC

This past week, the Fine Arts Gallery at Spokane Falls Community College opened its door to a full exhibit. Packed full.


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 …


Witherspoon paints her visions of love, happiness

Gay Witherspoon grew up on Long Island, N.Y. Her grandmother painted in oils and her father was a draftsman. He was a pilot who drew pictures of airplanes but after …


Ravencraft paintings turn heads; viewers scratch them

Artist Sean Ravencraft is on a quest. His pursuits include understanding history, the roots of humanity and struggles with depression. He studies ancient man’s anthropomorphic figures and cave paintings where …


The Verve: EWU student gets creative in hard times

While fairly common, depression is not a subject of casual conversation. Still, whether diagnosed or simply experienced, many of us have had exposure. Medication might dull dark thoughts, but artist …


For Robert Kraut, every instant is ‘a moment of reflection’

Stepping over the threshold of Robert Kraut’s studio is an instant “freeze in place” and “wow.” The space takes up the whole first floor of a converted duplex north of …


Art for thought

Stepping over the threshold of Robert Kraut’s studio is an instant “freeze in place” and “wow.” The space takes up the whole first floor of a converted duplex north of …


Artist takes viewer across threshold of the mundane

A door is just a door and a window is just a window. Or are they? Darlene Pucillo’s series of oil paintings called “Portals” are linear yet flowing depictions of …


Artist’s vision takes viewer across threshold of the mundane

A door is just a door and a window is just a window. Or are they? Darlene Pucillo’s series of oil paintings called “Portals” are linear yet flowing depictions of …


Gloria de los Santos

Art form: Photography and encaustic painting.