First Friday — August 7, 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.
Andy’s Bar & Grill
1401 W. First
MIXED MEDIA | A showcase of artwork by Spokane native Matt Smith, in a show titled “Mispelt,” with a pop-psychedelic theme.
402 W. Main
WORDS | 3 Minute Mic, Auntie’s monthly open mic poetry series continues. This month’s “Remember the Word” guest reader is Spokane writer Sharma Shields, author of The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac. Event begins at 7 pm, hosted by Chris Cook.
Avenue West Gallery
707 W. Main, skywalk level
SHOWCASE | The gallery hosts its final First Friday event in its current location, offering 15 percent off all artwork on Aug. 7, from 11 am-8:30 pm. The gallery is relocating to 907 W. Boone, and will reopen in early September.
608 W. Second
PAINTINGS | Featuring the whimsical and colorful paintings of Spokane artist and entrepreneur Connor Simpson.
1213 W. Railroad
PAINTINGS | A display of watercolor paintings by artist Fabian Napolsky, alongside tastings of Barrister’s wines, a bistro buffet from Beacon Hill Catering and live music by Lonesome Lyle Morse.
108 N. Post
MUSIC | Live music by Tommy G, with happy hour drink and food specials.
221 N. Wall
PAINTINGS | Spokane artist Kirsten Stobie’s music- and nature-inspired acrylics, oils and mixed media art is on display. Her work remains on display through the month of August.
Brooklyn Deli & Lounge
122 S. Monroe
MUSIC | Live jazz by Nick Schauer and Friends, from 8-10 pm.
The Brickwall Photographic Arts Gallery
530 W. Main
PHOTOGRAPHY | Featuring instant film photography by Brian Deemy and David Sams’ images of Spokane.
Chase Gallery at City Hall
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
SHOWCASE | Spokane Arts’ All Media Juried Show, featuring the work of artists selected by juror Ryan Hardesty, Curator of Art at the WSU Museum of Art. Featured artists: Geetha Alagirisamy, Chris Bolduc, Erin Dengerink, Larry Ellingson, Harold Fleiger, Tricia Florence, Sheila Grubb, Barbara Halperin, Tobe Harvey, Brenna Helm, Tamara Helm, Jenny Hyde, Tony Lazorko, Kevin Leiter, Zachary Kolden, Laurel Macdonald, Tom McClelland, Erin Mielcarek, Naoko Morisawa, Gordon Nealy, Stefani Rossi, Ben Shar, Mike Sonnichsen, Dennis Smith, Denise Tarantino, Sandra Westford, Angelika Wilson-Wipp, Gordon Wilson, Colin Wintz and Bernadette Vielbig.
East Sprague Gallery
1812 E. Sprague
COLLAGE | A display of vintage collage artist Shanda Woodward’s work, alongside pieces by the gallery’s other resident artists.
Express Employment Professionals
331 W. Main
SHOWCASE | A display of art by James Frye, a synesthetes, which means he hears in color. Frye creates electronic images transferred to canvas and other surfaces.
808 W. Main, third floor
MIXED MEDIA | The vividly colored work of artist Andrea Bruse is on display.
Hill’s Restaurant & Lounge
401 W. Main
MUSIC | Folksy originals and covers by Kori Ailene, from 6:30-8:30 pm.
1214 W. Summit Parkway
OPEN HOUSE | The fledgling arts nonprofit hosts an open house at its new home inside the Spark Center, hosting information on volunteering, meet-and-greets with board members and a showcase of student’s work from the recent Origin Stories workshops. Aug. 7, from 5-8 pm.
301 W. Main
DIGITAL ART | Multidisciplinary artist Amanda Wallace’s “Field | House” explores our systems of visual perception to examine perpetuated stereotypes of race. The digital installation is active from dusk to dawn.
LeftBank Wine Bar
108 N. Washington
WINE | The wine bar hosts the owner of Walla Walla’s El Corazon winery, from 5-9 pm.
164 S. Washington
MIXED MEDIA | A showcase of artwork by Ara Lyman, whose compositions consist of collage, pencil drawings and encaustics.
Main Market Co-op
44 W. Main
PENCIL | A showcase of Nick Tucker’s vibrant colored pencil drawings of discarded robots.
Marmot Art Space
1206 W. Summit Parkway
SHOWCASE | For August, the art space hosts a collection of Inlander cover art from the past year, featuring designs and photos by Chris Bovey, Young Kwak, Jeff Drew, Joe Konek and others. The First Friday event also includes a mini “Night Market in Adams Alley, adjacent to the gallery, and live music.
The Manic Moon Gallery
1007 W. Augusta
PAINTING | The Spokane-based artist showcases a collection of his newest paintings, which interpret familiar Northwest subjects through the artist’s distinctive, colorful style. Artist reception Aug. 7, from 4-9 pm, and Aug. 8, from 11 am-6 pm.
Nectar Tasting Room
120 N. Stevens
MIXED MEDIA | A showcase of eclectic artwork by Tom Norton, with wine tastings from Coyote Canyon and live music by Dan Conrad. The tasting room is open until 10 pm for First Friday events.
Patit Creek Cellars
822 W. Sprague
PHOTOGRAPHY | Iconic images of Spokane and other architectural and fine art photography by Mike Busby and Jeff Schindler are displayed. First Friday events also include live music by Blue Canoe and Starlite Motel, from 4-9 pm.
32 W. Second
INTERACTIVE ART | Featuring artwork by the studio’s instructor artists Ali Blackwood, Ashley Moss, Bethany Ellifritz, Audreanna Camm, Heather Hofstetter and Kyle Genther. Also make your own piece for $10, from 4-7 pm.
Pottery Place Plus
203 N. Washington
SCULPTURE | August’s guest artist is Linda Garratt, who showcases her free-standing sculptures, wall pieces and other designs in a show titled “Of Monsters and Myth.” Show runs through Aug. 31, with an artist reception Aug. 7, from 5-8 pm and artist demonstrations on Aug. 15, 23 and 29, from 1-4 pm.
River City Brewing Co.
121 S. Cedar
BEER | The brewery hosts its monthly “Liquid Art” series, pouring a special, cask-conditioned beer that night only, from the mind’s of brewers Moose and Todd.
Rocket Bakery - Holley Mason
157 S. Howard
PAINTINGS | Featuring the artwork of longtime local artist Hara Allison during a reception from 4-6 pm.
Santé Restaurant & Charcuterie
404 W. Main
PAINTING | The restaurant hosts a display of bold, abstract paintings by Jimmy Magnuson.
901 W. First
MUSIC | Featuring the Cavender-Loewen Duo, consisting of jazz vocalist Kathleen Cavender and keyboardist Gregory Loewen, performing jazz/pop arrangements, R&B and jazz standards, from 9-11 pm. No cover.
701 W. Riverside
MUSIC | Featuring live music by three acoustic artists: Joshua Belliardo, Nicholas Peter and Rylei Franks, from 6-9 pm.
159 S. Lincoln
SHOWCASE | Local artists Carol Schumauder, Bess Hardie, Kyle Koste and Patsy Pinch display their handmade art, including jewelry, leather goods and pieces that incorporate other natural elements.
Steelhead Bar & Grille
218 N. Howard
PHOTOGRAPHY | The restaurant extends its display of Tony Rosland’s photographs of world renowned fly-tier John Newbury’s flies.
Tamarack Public House
912 W. Sprague
SHOWCASE | The restaurant hosts the landscape art of Leavenworth-based artist Doug Miller. The First Friday reception also includes live music by Brotha Nature, Aspen Deck, Sunny Brookbank and Patrick Stewart, starting at 6 pm.
Trackside Studio Ceramic Gallery
115 S. Adams
CERAMICS | The studio hosts its annual “Cleaning Off the Shelves Studio Sale,” offering handmade pottery at sale prices, including $25 grab bags with a piece by each of the studio’s artists: Chris Kelsey, Mark Moore and Gina Freuen. Aug. 7, from 5-8 pm and Aug. 8, from noon-4 pm.
Tinbender Craft Distillery
32 W. Second
DRAWINGS | A showcase of Spokane native Eric Schober’s bold, charcoal drawings. Also includes live music by Steve Livingston.
V du V Winery
12 S. Scott
PHOTOGRAPHY | Local photographer Charles Gurche showcases his viewpoint of the world through photos, from 5-9:30 pm. Also includes live music by Crushpad and friends.
Vino! A Wine Shop
222 S. Washington
SHOWCASE | Local artist Austin Stiegemeier’s work focuses on people and their relationship to the modern social environment, and he creates through drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and other media. Artist reception from 3-7:30 pm.
Vintage Hill Cellars
319 W. Second
PHOTOGRAPHY | Spokane architecture and street scenes by Ken Parks, including photos on foil and metal.
1011 W. First
MIXED MEDIA | Recent Eastern Washington University BFA grads Jessy Earle, Krystn Parmley and Ashley Vaughn display paintings, ceramic works, and digital installations. Sidewalk viewing only.
Wollnick’s General Store
421 W. Main
SHOWCASE | Artists Aryn Lindsey Fields and Lisa Soranaka display new pieces of their art.