First Friday — April 3, 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
WORDS | 3 Minute Mic, Auntie’s monthly open mic poetry series celebrates its second anniversary with guest reader Sam Ligon during the “Remember the Word” segment. Readers have up to three minutes to perform; content not censored. Hosted by Chris Cook. Event begins at 7 pm.
Avenue West Gallery
707 W. Main, second floor
TEXTILES | Mary Ann Sinclair is a spinner, weaver and painter, and displays her scarves, wall hangings and other textile creations.
608 W. Second
PHOTOGRAPHY | Local photographer Aaron Theisen showcases his latest series of Northwest outdoor photography.
1213 W. Railroad
PAINTINGS | The winery displays watercolor paintings by Bart DeGraaf.
228 W. Sprague
SHOWCASE | “Via Crucis” is a Good Friday-themed art show, featuring work by Kathleen Cavender, Karli Ingersoll, Lauren Stark Hammerstrom, Henry Ortega, Joel Barbour, Daniel Lopez, Eric Blauer, Matt Comi, Chelsea Hendrickson, Thom Caraway and others.
221 N. Wall
DRAWINGS | Oil paintings by Jacqueline Brewer.
Brickwall Photographic Gallery
530 W. Main, skywalk level
PHOTOGRAPHY | The Brickwall presents alternative process photography by Melissa Rackham and Brian Deemy. Reception April 3, from 4-8:30 pm.
Calamity Jane’s Boutique
621 W. Mallon
FASHION | Pieces by local fashion designer Lynn Rossman Blackwood are on display, made from recycled fabrics and clothing.
Chase Gallery at City Hall
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
MIXED MEDIA | “Landmarks” is a collaborative showcase of works by local artists and writers celebrating Inland Northwest landmarks, past and present. The exhibit was created in conjunction with the 17th annual Get Lit! literary arts festival (April 20-26), and runs through June 30. Opening reception April 3, from 5-9 pm.
35 W. Main
SHOWCASE | “Words that Kill” is a student exhibition examining the use of propaganda to justify genocide, to commemorate the observance of the Holocaust.
707 W. Main
MULTIMEDIA | “Cirque du Equinox” features artists of multiple disciplines collaborating for a performance of visual arts, dance, music and more. April 3, from 6 pm to midnight.
East Sprague Art Gallery
1818 E. Sprague
SHOWCASE | Local fabric artist Diane Spano shares what can be done with a little bit of fabric and rope.
Express Employment Professionals
331 W. Main
MIXED MEDIA | See artwork created by children served by the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, with all proceeds from art purchases going back to the nonprofit.
Grande Ronde Cellars
906 W. Second
PHOTOGRAPHY | A release party for Eidos, a new quarterly photo journal led by local photography professor Ira Gardner. Also featuring work by Nicholas Sironka and Leonid Bergoltsev, with live music by the Eugene Jablonsky Trio.
Herbal Essence Cafe
115 N. Washington
PAINTINGS | Conrad Bagley’s acrylic and oil paintings are displayed.
Hills’ Restaurant & Lounge
401 W. Main
MUSIC | Steve Simmons, Alan Fisher and Rick Singer perform together as The Front Porch Trio.
The Ivory Table
1822 W. Sprague
SCULPTURE | Spanish-born artist Felisa Carranza showcases her fine artwork in acrylics and mixed media inspired by her memories of home.
115 S. Adams
MIXED MEDIA | A group show featuring drawings, paintings and prints from local artists Mischa Jukupcak, Robyn Miller, Carl Richardson and Garric Simonsen.
808 W. Main, third level
SHOWCASE | “Images in Balance” is the 18th annual Sumi-e and calligraphy-themed exhibition featuring work by Jane Beaven, Margaret Cook, Charlie Emch, Ann Haseman, Kurt Madison, Sarah Malinak, Ratree Shadduck, Keiko Von Holt and Olivia Waterman.
LeftBank Wine Bar
108 N. Washington
PAINTING | Oil and watercolor paintings by Lisa Brown in a collection titled “Breathe” are on display. April 3 reception includes El Corazon wine tasting ($5) and live music by Carey Brazil at 7 pm.
164 S. Washington
PAINTINGS | Amalia Fisch’s paintings are rich in use of line, color, shapes and texture. Also includes tastings of the cidery’s award-winning ciders.
39 W. Pacific
SHOWCASE | Brian Gavard, an artist on the autistic spectrum, creates artwork to bring awareness to those living with autism in celebration of Autism Awareness Month. Also includes music by Kari Marguerite. Reception April 3, from 5:30-9 pm.
Marmot Art Space
1206 W. Summit Parkway
SHOWCASE | The new local art gallery in Kendall Yards hosts the next installment of Marshall Peterson’s Spokane Fifty, a photography collection highlighting contributors to Spokane’s arts and culture scene. Reception April 3, from 5-8 pm.
Missing Piece Tattoo
410 W. Sprague
SHOWCASE | Artwork by Elena Tchalakov.
Nectar Tasting Room
120 N. Stevens
MIXED MEDIA | Linnea Tobias creates mixed media pieces employing acrylic, water color and other materials. Also includes music by Darin Hilderbrand and wine tastings for five Washington-based wineries. Open until 10 pm.
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
2316 W. First
MUSEUM | The museum’s current exhibits are open to the public. Evening events also include live music by Mike Ross and an art demonstration by artist Dick Ibach.
Numerica Credit Union
502 W. Riverside
LIVE PAINTING | Local artist Kirsten Stobie showcases her artwork and paints a scene of the Spokane River during a reception with appetizers and beer from River City Brewing, including the new, 2015 Riverkeeper IPA.
Patit Creek Cellars
822 W. Sprague
SHOWCASE | Featuring work by local artists Hanna Carmacho, Nikai Birchler and Jake Miller, with music by the Angela Marie Project.
32 W. Second
INTERACTIVE ART | Paintings by the business’ artist instructors Ali Blackwood and Audreana Camm are displayed. Also make your own piece for $10.
Pottery Place Plus
203 N. Washington
MULTIMEDIA | “Old Objects, New Uses” by Kathy Lieggi features repurposed vintage silver and glassware into objects with new uses. Through April 30; gallery open daily from 11 am-6 pm.
River City Brewing Co.
121 S. Cedar
BEER | The brewery hosts its “Liquid Art” series, pouring a special, cask-conditioned beer that night only.
River Park Square
808 W. Main, first floor
MIXED MEDIA | Debbie McCulley’s “Home” series features glass cutting boards, coasters and cards. Also hear live music by Maxie Ray Mills.
Robert Karl Cellars
115 W. Pacific
PAINTINGS | “Open to Interpretation,” an exhibit of abstract paintings by Jim Dhillon.
Satellite Diner & Lounge
425 W. Sprague
MUSIC | Acoustic guitar by The Rising Tide.
Saranac Art Projects
25 W. Main
MIXED MEDIA | Jenny Hyde rejoins SAP with her exhibition, "The Living Room," a meticulous, photographic documentation of her childhood home. Tobe Harvey's "Phi" repurposes past work int a new series combining collage and painting. Opening reception April 3, from 5-8 pm; show runs through April 25. Gallery open Thur, from 12-5 pm; Fri-Sat, from 12-8 pm.
425 W. Sprague
SHOWCASE | Artwork by Todd Mires, Dave Brady and Ashley Vaughn is displayed.
159 S. Lincoln
MIXED MEDIA | A group show of sculpture and paintings by local artists Ildiko Kalapacs, Debbie Hughbanks and Candy Thomen, with a portion of proceeds from the sale of art benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Eastern Washington.
Tamarack Public House
912 W. Sprague
SHOWCASE | Art by Ken Morrow, a Chico, California-based artist and professor at CSU Chico.
Tinbender Craft Distillery
32 W. Second
MIXED MEDIA | Metal and wood sculptures by Rodkey Faust.
115 S. Adams
MIXED MEDIA | The studio displays sculpture and functional ceramic works by Gonzaga art and ceramic professor Mat Rude and his wife Aubrey Purdy Rude. Exhibit runs through April 30. Reception April 3, from 5-8 pm and April 4, from 12-4 pm. Gallery open Wed-Fri, from 11 am-3 pm.
V du V Winery
12 S. Scott
PAINTINGS | Watercolors by Karen Valandra, with live music by Crushpad.
222 S. Washington
MIXED MEDIA | Robin Dare exhibits her drawings, prints and mixed media artwork.
Vintage Hill Cellars
319 W. Second
PHOTOGRAPHY | Creative head shots by Michelle Inman, of ION Creative.
Woman’s Club of Spokane
1428 W. Ninth
GALLERY OPENING | Artemisia is a new art gallery in the lower level of Spokane Woman's Club (enter through the green door on Walnut). It’s debut art show features work by 15+ local women artists including: Shani Marchant, Louise Kodis, Wendy Zupan, Marie Harcus, Gay Waldman, Ingrid Ostellier, Judy Patterson and others.