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Saturday, October 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The Verve: Zahner, Avenue West plan First Friday events

Dian Zahner has always been an artist. In elementary school, she drew and submitted her creations to contests. Her first win was a poster contest in third grade.


Works of political, social art started early for John Thamm

When artist John Thamm was in first grade at Opportunity Grade School, he often found himself gazing out the window, especially when a train went by. It was during World …


The Verve: Making art creation his craft

In a garage in Medical Lake, machinery and tools have taken over. There is a planer – a woodworking machine for making boards of equal thickness – table and miter …


The Verve: Love of horses inspires Randi Evans

Randi Evans is an artist who visually shares the things that sustained her through her childhood. She found solace the first time she picked up a pencil, and the first …


Equine art supporter

Randi Evans is an artist who visually shares the things that sustained her through her childhood. She found solace the first time she picked up a pencil, and the first …


Art brings him back to center

It seems that Dan Frickle has found the answer – or, at least, his answer – to the age-old question “What is life?” His answer is simple – balance. “It …


Jeffrey Loyd experiments with colors to trigger emotions

Artist Jeffrey Loyd does not do foliage, portraits or land, sky and seascapes, at least, not in the obvious fashion. Rather, he captures the feelings that come with those things.


Spokane artist enjoys creating empowering jewelry for women

Mary Tafuri works furiously in what she calls a “creative frenzy.” With women in mind, she creates jewelry and accessories that not only adorn but empower.


Denae Veselits has risen above dark childhood

Tucked away in an apartment in Browne’s Addition, Denae Veselits brandishes a brush dipped in acrylic paint. A world of light and beauty spills from the tip of the colored …


Personal paradise lives in ‘Mimitopia’ for artist

Miriam “Mimi” Morgan has created her own creative paradise called Mimitopia. In this place, she paints female forms that, nude or draped, represent a full gamut of emotions. To Morgan, …


Art transcends architecture roots

David Wang did art long before he decided to become an architect. Born in Taiwan, Wang came to the states when he was 6. While his parents studied science and …


Artist modifies images to make her own medium

When artist Gay Waldman was in kindergarten, her teacher sent her home with a note that read: “Gay will be an inspiring artist one day.” Waldman said her father thought …


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 …


Heeding call to art

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 …


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 …


Artist finds her own way

Karen Swanson is the kind of artist who questions authority. She’s not a lawbreaker by any means, but when it comes to the so-called rules of art, that’s another story. …


Artist finds her own way

Karen Swanson is the kind of artist who questions authority. She’s not a lawbreaker by any means, but when it comes to the so-called rules of art, that’s another story. …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


‘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 …


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 …


Beyond the mask

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 …


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 …