First Friday — Jan. 2, 2015
Artist receptions on Friday, from 5-8 pm, unless otherwise noted. Events are listed alphabetically by venue. Most exhibits are open through the month.
402 W. Main
SPOKEN WORD | Auntie’s hosts “3 Minute Mic,” the monthly open-mic poetry series. This month’s “Remember the Word” featured guest reader is Spokane writer Sheri Boggs. Sign-ups start at 6:30, and readings begin at 7 pm. Open to all readers and listeners (content not censored; discretion advised).
AVENUE WEST GALLERY
707 W. Main, second floor
PHOTOGRAPHY | John Holen’s work is featured for the month of January. Holen has been a photographer for more than three decades, and has traveled extensively, documenting these adventures through his lens. Exhibit runs through the month; reception Jan. 2 from 5-8:30 pm.
608 W. Second
PAINTINGS | Featuring handpainted glass and canvases by Ona Jacobson, with live holiday music and wine tasting.
221 N. Wall
MIXED MEDIA | Melinda Melvin’s new collection “Celebrating What Is” is displayed, alongside pieces by Jill Smith, Danny Caldwell and others. Reception also includes live music by Christy Lee and Fiddlin’ Sarah Jean, with Latah Creek Winery poured.
HILL’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
401 W. Main
MUSIC | Live performance by singer-songwriter Kori Eagle, from 6:30-8:30 pm.
NECTAR TASTING ROOM
120 N. Stevens
PAINTINGS & MUSIC | Hara Allison’s paintings as part of the collection “Haradise,” are on display in the Barrel Room. Also includes live music by Cris Lucas.
NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ARTS & CULTURE
2316 W. First
EXHIBITS & DEMOS | The museum’s galleries are open at no charge, from 5-8 pm. The museum also hosts local musician Mike Ross.
NYNE BAR & BISTRO
223 W. Sprague
PHOTOGRAPHY | Nyne hosts work by Linda Gay through the month of January.
POTTERY PLACE PLUS
203 N. Washington
FIBER | January’s featured artist is Juaquetta Holcomb, of Garden Party Fibers, who will be on site spinning during various sessions throughout the month. Holcomb hand-spins and dyes her own locally-sourced yarns.
RAMBLIN’ ROAD CRAFT BREWERY
730 N. Columbus
SHOWCASE | Featuring abstract works by Audreana Camm, who also paints live in the brewery, from 6-8 pm, alongside folk music by Andrew Dempsen, starting at 7 pm.
RIVER CITY BREWING
121 S. Cedar
BEER | “Liquid Friday” features a special beer cask-conditioned in a Firkin and only poured that day, from 3-9 pm.
ROBERT KARL CELLARS
115 W. Pacific
PHOTOGRAPHY | Showcasing whimsical and nature-inspired work by photographer and painter Gail Johannes. Wine by the glass or bottle is also available.
SARANAC ART PROJECTS
25 W. Main
SHOWCASE | January’s featured show is an exhibition of kinetic, sculptural mobiles by Roger Ralston, and shodo (Japanese calligraphy) by Kurt Madison, the latter of which was created over the past decade.
SATELLITE DINER & LOUNGE
425 W. Sprague
MIXED MEDIA | A showcase of work by artists Tom Norton, Michael Eldred, Roch Fautch and Nora Egger. Reception begins Jan. 2 at 5 pm, and art remains up through the month.
TRACKSIDE STUDIO CERAMIC ART GALLERY
115 S. Adams
CERAMICS | An invitational exhibit of ceramic cups titled “Cup of Joy," featuring 200+ vessels in all forms by more than 35 artists from around the region and across the U.S. Receptions Jan. 2, from 5-8 pm; and Jan. 3, from noon-4 pm. Show runs through Jan. 31, 2015.
8 N. Post
MUSIC | Live performance by local jazz singer Abbey Crawford, from 6-9 pm.