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Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The Verve: Volkswagen specialist broadens horizons

Craig Yelley is a handy guy. Seriously, it just takes checking out his house and man-cave to figure out that he knows his way around tools. “I started tearing stuff …


Gabriel Vrooman brings color, vibrancy to a gray world

Gabriel Vrooman lives the epitome of the opposite of the American dream, or at least the dream we have been taught to strive for since we were able to handle …


Hotrum turns simple beauty of cursive writing from past into art

Kassidi Hotrum seems much older than her 21 years. “When I was 12, my mother told me I was more like 40,” she said. Perhaps it’s her mellow disposition or …


The Verve: Teen finding own voice in art

A few of the many human universal desires include having the ability to communicate with others, to connect and to find our places and our roles within society. Sometimes, these …


Young painters know they’ll always create

Sunny Hargrave and Mary Weisenburger are a couple of young women who are just beginning to decide what to do and what to be. What they only recently discovered but …


Collector explores the art of scavenging

Doyle Wheeler considers himself more of a craftsman and a scavenger than an artist. “I combine art and utility,” he said. He gets his art supplies at White Elephant and …


The Verve: Lynnette Tate puts bits of her life into all her paintings

Lynnette Tate, 45, is not going through a midlife crisis; she is finally doing what she wants, pursuing her dream of being an artist. It began at age 4, when …


Chip Phillips finds awesome beauty off the beaten trail

Looking at Chip Phillips’ photographs is almost like being there, experiencing his passion for the world in which we live. He captures places during peaks of dangerous weather or so …


The Verve: A melting pot of music, dance

Like painting and drawing, dance is an ancient form of communication used to express emotions; elaborate costumes and painted faces add to the expressions. Be it celebratory or mournful, the …


Teacher/writer creates character that reflects self

Coug Hawkins is a 15-year-old kid who knows how to keep his cool and handle a gun like a pro. He even has his own bumper sticker that reads: “Who …


Painter, writer share common love of art

Bill and Nora Egger have been married for 31 years. “It is our arts that have helped to keep our relationship growing. We spend hours talking about what we do,” …


Dollmaker hopes her art can bring happiness to others

Denise Roberson makes dolls, representations of strength and beauty outfitted in unique fabric and embellished with things like shells, beads, wire and ribbons. “A lot of my dolls are made …


EWU grad returns home after creative adventure in Portland

Sitting across a table from Darcy Lee Drury, you might notice her finger moving, almost dancing across any handy surface. She doesn’t do it obsessively, only occasionally when the mood …


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 …


Lion’s Share introduces theater and storytelling

In this day and age, communicating with others is easier than ever. Technology has made it so we don’t have to pick up a book or embrace an old friend …


Honor system works for North Idaho potter

Spirit Lake, Idaho, is a beautiful little town, reminiscent of earlier days folks knew and trusted their neighbors. Longtime resident and artist Brad Sondahl trusts his neighbors and strangers alike …


His artwork not complete without a twist

Much of Tom Quinn’s work is a dream, wild dreams that even Sigmund Freud would have a hard time deciphering. Like in “Ceci N’est Pas un Cigare” where a woman …


Honor system works for North Idaho potter

Spirit Lake, Idaho, is a beautiful little town, reminiscent of earlier days folks knew and trusted their neighbors. Longtime resident and artist Brad Sondahl trusts his neighbors and strangers alike …


Working to bring healing through art expression

Many artists believe that making art and being creative is therapeutic, that it calms the mind and relieves stress. Expressing oneself in such a universal manner allows artists to connect …


Found objects shape sculptor’s imagination

At an outdoor summer art show this year, a man entered Pat Boyd’s booth, looked around and said to her, “I like the way your mind works.” Others might wonder …


Artist finds letting go of control puts life into perspective

Art was not a thing that Brendan Genther ever considered. Sure, in junior high and high school he dabbled in photography, but that was it. For about 38 years, art …


Teen finding his voice through paint

Michael Eldred is just a kid; a teenager who has felt his share of angst. He has tattoos, wears his pants a little loose, and, depending on whom you ask, …


Joy shapes her metalwork

If you were a fly on the wall of Nanette Bishop’s studio/garage, you would assume a man worked there – machinery, tools, and metal pieces are scattered about. When she …


Little Spokane site for artist studio tour

Spokane and Spokane Valley have something to boast about; a stunning river that flows through like a vein, its banks ripe with history where men and women settled to benefit …


Step into artists’ studios in Town and Country tour

Lookie-loos and art appreciators get ready. A half-dozen artists on Spokane’s South Hill will be opening their homes and studios to share their work and others’ during the free self-guided …


Local author pens tale of love and flu

In 1910, millions of acres “died” in a forest fire in North Idaho and western Montana. In 1918, during a two-year period, millions of people died from influenza. Suffice it …


Artist exposes human rights violations through art

Through September there will be an art show at Second Space Gallery, 610 W. Second Ave., unique to our area. Commodity is at the bottom of the list of reasons …


Artist, teacher helps others tell stories through art

Born in Barbados, Priscilla Barnett immigrated with her family to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she attended high school and earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, focusing on sculpting and painting, …


Songs from her heart

Suhanna Cree was born in Spokane and grew up in Kettle Falls. When she was very young, she remembers her mother softly strumming the guitar and singing her to sleep. …