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The Verve: Sober a year, he returns to art

Looking at Brian Houghton’s body of artwork, one might surmise that his imagination resides in a crude yet futuristic world where Tina Turner reigns over the Thunder Dome and bones, …


Turner Sisters teach around the globe

The Turner Sisters and their mother turn back the pages to a time when meetings took place around a crackling fire or on a front porch. They ignore language barriers …


Cheney artist tells his stories with intricate ink drawings

Buck Mountain is a lot like his artwork: a bit of an enigma. His work looks a bit like a puzzle; traditional images including wildlife and cowboys and Indians mixed …


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 …


Valley painter shows world’s beauty, damage in landscapes

Clara Woods makes things more clear and fixes what is damaged. She does art restoration, touching up aged pieces by artists including Charles Russell or contemporary artist’s work that has …


Evans uses ‘shoes, clothes, whatever’ to share inspiration

Kadra Evans, 30, has only recently lifted the shovel to begin construction on her path to creative expression. Her sly smile speaks volumes; this is just the tip of the …


Spokane art exhibit explores where people take root

It is common knowledge that if you follow a map, figuratively or literally, you’ll get where you need to go. Sure there are bumps and adventures along the way, but …


Couple’s life imbued with art

Artists Bill and Karma Simmons reside in Hangman Valley in an environment conducive to creativity. It is a barn/studio/home surrounded by nature and sculptures made by them. Driving up the …


The Verve: Pair’s exhibit a rare event

Many artists refer to their creative habits as a sort of compulsion, an unstoppable force urging them to create. While many of those artists share their work with others at …


Artists light up Broadway for sale

In true grassroots fashion, Art on Broadway was not conceived in a boardroom with a list of rules but in Bert McCollum’s shower, where a light bulb appeared over her …


Lea Anne Scott among featured artists in studio tour

Spokane’s eighth annual Town and Country Studio Tour is scheduled Sept. 17-18, when six artists’ studios on the South Hill will be open to the public. Artist Lea Anne Scott …


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 …


Promise of hope depicted in work

Artist Joy Tagliavia-Mizzoni has quite the past; heartbreaking yet inspiring. It is a past that she has kept hidden for many years but now, with vibrant colors, she speaks. “Every …


The Verve: Fashioning local treasures

They are renegades. Rejecting conventional ways of thinking, they stand strong with scissors in hand, ready for battle against big-box stores and factories with a goal of bringing local and …


Swanstrom creates visually curious art using vintage items

Jon Swanstrom is a fringe artist with a strong aversion to 9 to 5 and societal confinements. Creating outside the perimeter of mainstream art, Swanstrom is free to express himself …


Swanstrom creates visually curious art using vintage items

Jon Swanstrom is a fringe artist with a strong aversion to 9 to 5 and societal confinements. Creating outside the perimeter of mainstream art, Swanstrom is free to express himself …


Ellingson draws on castoff items to add interest to his art

Artist Larry Ellingson’s color wheel is three-dimensional and filled with “stuff,” including lawn sprinklers, buttons, rusty hinges, weathered wood, pool balls, tire pumps, old toys and “whatchamacallits,” you know, those …


Filmmaking teens shooting for audience’s self-revelation

Chris Hulsizer, 17, David Kershinar, 18, and Michael Graves, 18, are an indie filmmaking trio: three buddies motivated to share their thoughts, emotions and dark humor with others. The creative …


Artist feels connected to sculpting more deeply than painting

They start off as lumps of clay, are formed and then given a name. They are nomads, fertility goddesses, painted spirits and totems that emerge from the earthy medium almost …


Nonconformist is exploring his artistic options

We have all, at least once, asked ourselves “what will become of that kid?” He was the one who, at 14, tattooed himself, pierced himself, listened to vulgar music, and …


The Verve: A painter of stories

Judy Foust-Harrell is finally living her dream. It’s a dream she first had as a child growing up in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, where, surrounded by the great outdoors and living …


Artist contemplates modern cultural influences

Though not self-proclaimed, artist Ryan Babcock could just as well be called a visual philosopher. His work speaks of the inner workings of someone who is constantly pondering the state …


The Verve: Sherrill sees life through her lens

Kendra Ann Sherrill, 17, will graduate from Central Valley High School on Saturday. In September, she plans to attend Eastern Washington University. She will be in the school’s honors program, …


Artist Carl Richardson gives voice through work

Carl Richardson, the youngest of eight children, is a man of few words. Perhaps he allowed his siblings to do most of the talking as he listened and observed. His …


Painting, poetry important parts of Gray’s journey to self-discovery

Ryan Gray is, like most, on a journey. This road through life on which we travel is full of distractions – signs, shops and roadblocks litter the way. Gray seems …


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, …


South Hill artist finds inspiration in transposing elements

Upon entering Michael Sherriffs Hall’s South Hill home, you are at once transported into a gallery of strange landscapes where even the figurative pieces appear organic. In the main living …


Groups seek to create dialogue, social change through art

Last year, tree stumps were placed randomly on the streets of downtown Spokane. On the tree stumps sat glass jars filled with clear liquid and long bubble making wands. Words …


Prior’s art explores how every idea, emotion, person connects

Sarah Prior’s artwork encompasses all. Driven by an aversion to separatism, a thing that some religions embrace, she paints things that illustrate her belief that we are all connected. “What …


The Verve: Halley’s Comet digs deep to craft their music

Skyler Galle and Jenelle Knie met online less than a year ago after years of looking for that perfect someone, someone who shares the same passion, someone who’s “been there” …