First Friday / Fall Visual Arts Tour — October 2, 2015
Artist receptions on Friday, from 5-8 pm, unless otherwise noted. Many Visual Arts Tour (VAT) events also take place on Saturday. Events are listed alphabetically by venue.
402 W. Main
WORDS | 3 Minute Mic, Auntie’s monthly open mic poetry series continues with “Remember the Word” featured reader Mika Maloney, of Batch Bakeshop. Oct. 2, at 8 pm, hosted by Chris Cook. Open mic readers can share up to three minutes worth of poetry.
907 W. Boone, Ste. B
SHOWCASE | The gallery opens at its new home, showcasing the work of Rebecca York and Cheryl Halverson in a show titled “Glass and Garden.” VAT reception Oct. 2, from 11 am-9 pm, with piano jazz by Casey Wilkinson. Show runs through Oct. 31.
Ballet Arts Academy
109 W. Pacific
MIXED MEDIA | “Old Master Dialogues: Sources, Methods and Theory” by Melville Holmes is comprised of drawings, watercolor studies and finished oil paintings alongside notes on the artist’s methods. Show runs through Oct. 15.
608 W. Second
PAINTINGS | “The Endangered and the Rescued” by Ona Jacobson is a show focused on endangered species and rescued pets, to create awareness of preserving and protecting our world’s animal inhabitants. VAT reception Oct. 2, from 4-9 pm. Show runs through November.
221 N. Wall
PAINTINGS | Self-taught painter Nora Egger’s Eastern Washington-themed landscapes are on display. VAT reception Oct. 2, from 5-8 pm.
Brooklyn Deli & Lounge
122 S. Monroe
MUSIC / ART | Spokane artist Elizabeth Lindsey showcases her oil paintings in a show titled “Color and Lines: the definite and the undefinable.” The weekend receptions include live music by Kori Ailene (Oct. 2, 8-10 pm) and the Scott Steed Duo (Oct. 3, 8-10 pm). Open Friday and Saturday, from 11 am-close.
The Brickwall Photographic Arts Gallery
530 W. Main
PHOTOGRAPHY | “At a Loss” is a show featuring the work of Julie Gautier-Downes, exploring the story of places and the people who dwell or once dwelled there. Show runs through Oct. 31.
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
SHOWCASE | “In Search of Lost Time: Bob Gilmore and his former students” pays homage to Robert (Bob) Gilmore and his four-decade career as a painting teacher in Spokane. Alongside his work, work by former students of Gilmore’s is displayed, including: Ken Spiering, Dan Spalding, Katey Mandley, Abigail Mcallum, Jon Yerden and John Deroulet. Show runs through January 5, 2016; gallery open Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm. VAT reception Oct. 2, from 5-8 pm.
1202 N. Government Way
SHOWCASE | Melissa Weinman explores the way light reacts and changes objects in her show titled “Creation on Fire.” Show runs through January 15.
Dean Davis Photography
216 W. Pacific
SHOWCASE | A one-night show featuring artist Tim Lord’s “Mac Box 49” series. Oct. 2, from 5-10 pm.
Downtown Spokane Library
906 W. Main
MIXED MEDIA | “Soul Gazing” is a solo show featuring the work of artist Susan K. Leslie, who builds mixed media collages expressive of her own life experiences. VAT reception Oct. 2, from 10 am-6 pm; show runs through the month.
213 S. Bernard
SHOWCASE / GRAND OPENING | The new gallery opens to the public with its debut show featuring the work of Jason Corcoran, Chace Allen, Jason Oestreicher, Zach Hettinger, Elizabeth Collier, Nate Davenport, Laura Novak and others.
Express Employment Professionals
331 W. Main
PHOTOGRAPHY | A solo show featuring the work of Moscow, Idaho-based photographer Heather Woolery. VAT reception Oct. 2, from 5-8 pm.
Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga
200 E. Desmet
EXHIBITION | An exhibition titled "Vivid in My Mind: The Visionary and Landscape Images of Father Andrew William Vachon, S.J.” alongside "Befriending Sacredness: Works by Fr. Araujo, S.J." is displayed in the museum's Arcade Gallery, as part of Gonzaga’s ongoing Jesuits and the Arts Series. Through Dec. 19. VAT reception Oct. 2, from 10 am-9 pm.
115 S. Adams
SCULPTURE | The annual Archie Bray Resident Show exhibits functional and sculptural ceramics and mixed media by long-term and summer residents at the Archie Bray Foundation, in Helena, Montana. Show runs through Oct. 31; VAT reception Oct. 2, from 5-9 pm and Oct. 3, noon-4 pm. Gallery open by appointment otherwise.
Kress Gallery at River Park Square
808 W. Main, third floor
SHOWCASE | Spokane artist Gay Waldman’s use of photographic techniques is showcased in a flora-themed show titled “My Friend’s Gardens.” Show runs through Nov. 2; VAT reception Oct. 2, from 5:30-7:30 pm.
LeftBank Wine Bar
108 N. Washington
SHOWCASE | The winery/bar features the scratchboard art of Maren Wands, whose art repertoire includes jewelry, glass, fabric art, hooked rugs, watercolor and mixed media. VAT reception Oct. 2-3, from 7-10 pm with live music each night (Carey Brazil, Fri; and Karrie O’Neill, Sat).
203 N. Washington
SHOWCASE | “See, Touch, Taste & Hear: An exhibit for the senses” is a building-wide showcase of art, live demonstrations, food, music and more. Participating artists include: Nathan O’Brien, Jake Miller, Melinda Melvin, Nate O’Neill, Joel Stehr, Jeremy Phillipe, Chris McCray, Anthony Gallaher and more. VAT events on Oct. 2, from 5-10 pm.
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
2316 W. First
MUSEUM | The MAC’s featured exhibit is the juried guest show hosted by the Spokane Watercolor Society, featuring 38 artists from across the U.S. Exhibit on display through Dec. 31; VAT hours Oct. 2, from 10 am-8 pm.
One Source Design Studio
2628 W. Eighth
SHOWCASE | Featuring the art of Adrianne Caprice and Jose Villa, with live music. VAT reception Oct. 2, from 10 am-4 pm.
Paint & Pints
718 W. Riverside
SHOWCASE | The new paint and drink studio displays its instructor artists’ work and offers drink specials along with an evening painting class. Oct. 2, from 5-10 pm.
Patit Creek Cellars
822 W. Sprague
SCULPTURE | The winery features the ceramic sculptures of Ginger Oakes, alongside music by Carlton Oakes. VAT reception Oct. 2, from noon-6 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
SHOWCASE | Guests artists for the month are members of the Inland Northwest Woodturners Guild, who will be turning live pieces on the sidewalk on Oct. 2. Show runs through Oct. 31; gallery open daily.
309 W. Second
METAL ART | Functional metal art in the showroom is on display, Oct. 2 from 5-9 pm and Oct. 3 from 1-7 pm.
Richmond Art Collective
228 W. Sprague, second floor
PRESENTATION | “Out of Time” is a presentation/discussion hosted by Rebecca Chadwell and Austin Stiegemeier, highlighting the words of American novelist John Cheever, abstract painter Agnes Martin and French electronic musician composer Eliane Radigue. The event is held in conjunction with the RAC’s “Family Dinner,” on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 5-9 pm.
501 W. First
INSTALLATION | Window Dressing unveils its newest sidewalk-level installations, which includes large-scale digital prints, gradients of color, mobiles and an oversized whale, by the following artists: Mallory Ware, Jenny Hyde, Lisa Nappa, Agustina Mihura and Roger Ralston.
Saranac Art Projects
25 W. Main
SHOWCASE | Member artist Katie Creyts presents "CoHabit," exploring borderlines between the natural and the synthetic, alongside new works by member artist Jeff Huston, in which he questions the need for violence as a way to define masculinity in contemporary western culture. VAT reception Oct. 2, from 12-8 pm; show runs through Oct. 31. Gallery open Thu, 2-6 pm and Fri-Sat, 12-8 pm.
Satellite Diner & Lounge
425 E. Sprague
SHOWCASE | Local artists of Spokane and the surrounding area display art that is also for sale in a show titled “The Broke Art Collector — $100 or Less Art Candy.” Reception Oct. 2, featuring live painting by Chelsea Lee and Ashley Peridot. Rotating art on display through Dec. 27.
Steelhead Bar & Grille
218 N. Howard
SHOWCASE | “Arts in Healing” is a showcase of art by children who have been patients at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. The program offers patients and their family members the opportunity to engage in creative processes to mitigate anxiety, boredom and monotony of the hospital experience. Show runs through Oct. 31, VAT reception Oct. 2, from 11 am-midnight.
South Perry Pizza
1011 S. Perry
PAINTINGS | “Out of Doors in the Great Northwest” is a showcase of local artist L.R. Montgomery’s impressionistic oil paintings. VAT reception Oct. 2, from 11:30 am-10 pm.
701 W. Riverside
MUSIC / PERFORMANCE | “Live at the Plaza,” a live performance by singer-songwriter Joshua Belliardo, featuring Aesh. Oct. 2, from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Trackside Studio Ceramic Gallery
115 S. Adams
CERAMICS | “New Works from Summer Kiln Firings” showcases the work of resident artists Gina Freuen, Chris Kelsey and Mark Moore, created this summer and fired in a late-August soda kiln firing. Show runs through Oct. 30; VAT receptions Oct. 2, 5-8 pm and Oct. 3, from 12-4 pm. Gallery open Wed-Fri, 11 am-3 pm.
Washington Cracker Co. Building
304 W. Pacific
EVENT | Terrain 8’s annual, one-night-only juried showcase of art, music, words, performance and more, featuring nearly 300 pieces by 149 regional artists.
Whitworth University, Bryan Oliver Gallery
300 W. Hawthorne Rd.
EXHIBITION | “The Devil is in the Details” is a curated exhibition of five contemporary artists — Benjamin DeMott, Claire Hedden, Joetta Maue, Andy Messerschmidt and Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor — who use new approaches in subject matter and craft. Show runs through Oct. 30; VAT reception Oct. 2, from 9 am-6 pm.
William Grant Gallery & Framing
1188 W. Summit Parkway
PHOTOGRAPHY | The gallery showcases the fine photography of Scott Bassett in its new location in the Kendall Yards neighborhood. VAT reception Oct. 2, from 10 am-9 pm and Oct. 3, from 10 am-4 pm.
Window Dressing (Music City Building)
1011 W. First
INSTALLATION | The storefront features the delicate, organic abstract ceramic sculptures of Erin Mielcarek, who is on side at the sidewalk for a VAT reception Oct. 1, from 5-5:30 pm. Her work is on display at the site through November.