First Friday and Gallery Exhibits 

click to enlarge The longtime Spokane artist's political portraits are showing at the downtown Kolva-Sullivan Gallery. - JOHN THAMM
  • John Thamm
  • The longtime Spokane artist's political portraits are showing at the downtown Kolva-Sullivan Gallery.

First Friday — August 4, 2016

Artist receptions on Friday, from 5-8 pm, unless otherwise noted. Events are listed alphabetically by venue.

Auntie’s Bookstore
402 W. Main
WORDS | The bookstore hosts its monthly 3 Minute Mic poetry open mic, featuring “Remember the Word” guest reader Kevin Taylor.

Avenue West Gallery
907 W. Boone
SHOWCASE | The gallery hosts a juried exhibit, curated by the Jundt Art Museum's Karen Kaiser, featuring more than 60 paintings and photographs.

Barili Cellars
608 W. Second
SHOWCASE | The “Best of Barili” group show features works from the winery’s favorite artists showcased there over the years, and includes photos, paintings and other works.

Barrister Winery
1213 W. Railroad
PHOTOGRAPHY | See enhanced Western landscapes by Scott Allan, alongside Baron Cheffer’s canvas images produced from 19th century magic lantern slides from Italy.

The Bartlett
228 W. Sprague
PHOTOGRAPHY | “No Flash Photography” by Amia captures the essence of Spokane’s local live music scene.

Bellwether Brewing Co.
2019 N. Monroe
PAINTING | The brewery showcases acrylics by Ryan Herring, who incorporates many styles and subject matter into his Northwest nature scenes.

Bistango
108 N. Post
MUSIC | A live performance by Spokane musician Karrie O’Neill, with food and drink specials from 4-8 pm.

Boutique Bleu
1184 W. Summit Pkwy.
PAINTING | The boutique displays oil paintings by Elisabeth Lindsey that explore the relationship between colors and lines, with “a dash of poetry.”

Bridge Press Cellars
39 W. Pacific
PAINTING | See the artwork of Jan Clizer, with Scottish and Celtic music.

Cello
415 W. Main, Suite 101
DRAWING | Local figure artist Jessica Klier’s work showcases haunting and soulful scenes of the natural world.

Core Pilates and Wellness
1230 W. Summit Pkwy.
GRAPHIC ART | A show featuring the work of artist Amy Jennings.

Craftsman Cellars
1194 W. Summit Pkwy.
SHOWCASE | See the art of Mary Ahmed, whose work evokes an appreciation of the natural world. Also includes live music by Lyle Morse, from 7-9 pm.

Express Employment
331 W. Main
PHOTOGRAPHY | A showcase of work by local photographer Kevin Montgomery.

Hotel RL Spokane
303 W. North River Dr.
MUSIC | A concert by Spokane pop/country musician Nicole Lewis.

Iron Goat Brewing Co.
1302 W. Second
PHOTOGRAPHY | Julie Gautier-Downs photos are “about the traces of humans that she finds in interior and exterior environments.”

Kolva-Sullivan Gallery
115 S. Adams
PAINTING | Spokane artist John F. Thamm’s show “Choice?” features portraits of candidates in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Kress Gallery / River Park Square
808 W. Main, third floor
PAINTING | Andrea Bruse showcases a range of colorful impressionistic paintings in acrylic.

LeftBank Wine Bar
108 N. Washington
PAINTINGS | Local artist John DeRoulet’s work is displayed.

click to enlarge The Spokane-based photographer's alternative process techniques are showcases in his "Human Obscura" series. - BRIAN DEEMY
  • Brian Deemy
  • The Spokane-based photographer's alternative process techniques are showcases in his "Human Obscura" series.

Liberty Ciderworks
164 S. Washington
PHOTOGRAPHY | Brian Deemy’s “Human Obscura” series was created using a variety of methods, from digital manipulation to analog capture.

Little Dog Art Gallery
903 ½ W. Garland
SHOWCASE | The “Exquisite Woman” group show features original paintings, drawings, mixed media and metal assemblage by 10 regional artists.

Lucky Leaf Co.
1111 W. First
SHOWCASE | The business displays artwork by Shena Rose and Nicole Lang.

Marmot Art Space
1206 W. Summit Pkwy.
PAINTING | The gallery hosts “Towers of Powers,” an outdoor art project by Sam White, with a community party in the adjacent alley.

Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
1001 W. Sprague
SHOWCASE | The historic venue displays 18 large posters by local artists, each based on works by classical and contemporary composers, as selected by Spokane Symphony Music Director Eckart Preu. Participating artists include Chris Bolduc, Devon Plopper, Chris Tyllia, Nick Tibbetts and Michaelanne Foster.

Missing Piece Tattoo
410 W. Sprague
SHOWCASE | A solo exhibition by Michelle Salvesen Dyroy.

Montvale Hotel
1005 W. First
INTERACTIVE ART | The public can participate in a sidewalk art installation with Spokane artist Tiffany Patterson.

Nectar Tasting Room
120 N. Stevens
SHOWCASE | The tasting room displays a debut show of art by Sister Betty Bradley, with live music by Karrie O’Neill.

New Moon Art Gallery
1326 E. Sprague
SHOWCASE | The gallery hosts a group show featuring a trio of pastel, acrylic and art glass by artists Vicky Cavin, Jeanie Garvey and Ann Fabbiano.

Nordstrom Cafe
828 W. Main
MUSIC | Guests can enjoy a complimentary wine tasting (5-7 pm), and performances by local musicians.

The Observatory
15 S. Howard
SHOWCASE | A group show of work by local tattoo artists: Jeremy Youngman, Christian Lyze, Sarah Fay, Sienna Jacobson, Cassidy Adams and Marina Gulova.

Overbluff Cellars
304 W. Pacific
MIXED MEDIA | Cassy Brown’s pen and ink, acrylics and murals are displayed, all inspired by the artist’s relationship with nature and the environment.

Patit Creek Cellars
822 W. Sprague
PAINTING | Artist Kluver displays abstract pieces, with live classical guitar music from 7-9 pm.

Pottery Place Plus
203 N. Washington
SHOWCASE | The gallery displays the canvas and clay art of Robin Milligan.

The Reserve
120 N. Wall
SHOWCASE | Artwork by Keenan is displayed, with live music by Kyle Siegel.

River Park Square
808 W. Main, third floor (outside Holeshot Pizza)
SHOWCASE | Artist Chuck Harmon displays a section of his repertoire created from 2014 to the present, with live acoustic folk/rock by Daniel Hall.

Robert Karl Cellars
115 W. Pacific
MIXED MEDIA | Irene Dahl’s artwork on a copper background is created using paints, acids and small found objects.

Saranac Art Projects
25 W. Main
SHOWCASE | The gallery’s August show “Escalation” features works by artists Lance Sinnema, Scott Kolbo and Mimi Solum.

Saranac Commons
19 W. Main
SHOWCASE | See urban styles on canvas by Tasko Lopez, incorporating tones of whimsy, comical and pop culture themes.

Spark Central
1214 W. Summit Pkwy.
EVENT | The creative learning center cohosts with Seven2 and Laboratory, a live virtual reality draw-off with Jesse Pierpoint and Jon Deviny.

Spokane Healing Arts
430 W. Second
PAINTING | See sumi-e ink paintings of whales and dolphins by artist Altari Sunra Peterson.

Spokane Public Library
906 W. Main
MUSIC | A performance by the local progressive metal band Odyssey, from 6:30-8 pm.

Steam Plant
159 S. Lincoln
SHOWCASE | An exhibition featuring the artwork of Ambrosia McMahan, Denny Carman, Elizabeth Parker, Shellie Ochs and Elizabeth Calderwood, with live music by David James.

Steelhead Bar & Grille
218 N. Howard
MIXED MEDIA | Local artist Judy Minter creates abstract paintings incorporating travel photos, paper mache sculpture and drawing.

click to enlarge Detail of one of the artist's encaustic paintings, created using melted beeswax, resin and pigment. - CHRISTY BRANSON
  • Christy Branson
  • Detail of one of the artist's encaustic paintings, created using melted beeswax, resin and pigment.

Tamarack Public House
912 W. Sprague
PAINTING | Spokane artist Christy Branson displays her large-scale paintings made from melted beeswax and resin.

Taste Cafe
180 S. Howard
PAINTING | Pati Fogal’s watercolors, oils and acrylics are displayed.

Trackside Studio Ceramic Gallery
115 S. Adams
CERAMICS | The gallery hosts its annual “Cleaning Off the Shelves” sale, offering works from previous shows and inventory, including its $25 grab bags.

William Grant Gallery
1188 W. Summit Pkwy.
MIXED MEDIA | Artist Matthew Schwenk creates art using pumice stone, paints and acrylic polymer, showcasing his work in a show titled “Highlighting Stories.”

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