First Friday — May 6, 2016
Artist receptions on Friday, from 5-8 pm, unless otherwise noted. Events are listed alphabetically by venue.
402 W. Main
WORDS | Auntie's First Friday poetry open mic event, 3 Minute Mic, with Remember the Word featured reader Kelleren Millham, local musician. Open mic readers can share up to 3 minutes' worth of poetry. Guest host is Spokane Poetry Slam commissioner Isaac Grambo. Open to all, though this is always a free speech event.
Art of Massage
707 N. Cedar, Ste. 4
PAINTING | Abstract paintings “pulsing with organic life and cosmic flux” by Dezana Aman.
Avenue West Gallery
907 W. Boone
PAINTING | May’s show features “Eclectic Connection” by Carol Schmauder, consisting of a variety of painting styles and wire-wrapped jewelry. May 6 reception from 5-8:30 pm, exhibit runs through the month.
608 W. Second
PAINTING | Spokane artists Vicki Cavin and Linda Malcolm team up for an eclectic show featuring Cavin’s pastels and Malcolm’s mixed-media, mosaic collages. During Friday’s reception, 4-9 pm, also sample award-winning wines from Barili.
1213 W. Railroad Ave.
ENCAUSTIC | The winery showcases the encaustic wax paintings of Spokane artist Christy Branson in a show titled “What Lies Beneath.” Show runs through the month; May 6 reception from 5-10 pm.
Bellwether Brewing Co.
2019 N. Monroe
PAINTINGS | The brewery showcases the work of Spokane artist Jacqueline Brewer, who uses vibrant colors to paint in an abstract-impressionist style.
Bozzi Collection Gallery
221 N. Wall
PAINTINGS | Richy Sharshan’s acrylics on canvas reflect her multi-layered persona: part princess, part athlete and part funky artist. May 6 reception 5-8 pm.
415 W. Main
SHOWCASE | Local artist Lana Romie displays her jewelry designs from leather and beads, along with felt purses and whimsical paintings. May 6 reception from 5-8 pm.
Chronicle Building & Courtyard
926 W. Sprague
ARCHITECTURE | Take a historical architecture tour of the gothic building, recently restored and renovated. Also features live music and art.
Core Pilates and Wellness
1230 W. Summit Pkwy.
PAINTINGS | The studio displays watercolor paintings by local artist Jeannine Marx Fruci.
Cougar Crest Estate Winery
8 N. Post, Ste. 6
MUSIC | The wine tasting room hosts the work of artist Todd Telander, who paints animal, landscape and still life paintings.
1194 W. Summit Pkwy.
PHOTOGRAPHY | The wine tasting room displays the nature and landscape photography of Spokane’s Craig Goodwin. May 6 reception from 5-10 pm with live music by the Brad Keeler Trio from 6-8 pm.
126 N. Washington SHOWCASE | See work by art students in Lewis & Clark High School’s AP art class. Ten percent of all sales at the shop the week of May 2-8 go to the Lewis & Clark food pantry. May 6 reception from 5-8 pm.
516 W. Riverside
SHOWCASE | “In Seasons in Landscape,” Montana born artist Bonnie Griffith captures the changing seasons of our region in breathtaking pastel and oil paintings. May 6 reception from 5-8 pm.
Downtown Spokane Library
906 W. Main
PAINTINGS | The “Mindheart Exhibition” by Amy Popham showcases a series of acrylic paintings in which human qualities are brought out in animal portraits. May 6 reception from 5-8 pm.
Express Employment Professionals
331 W. Main
SHOWCASE | An alternative display of the clothing that local artists wear while creating their work.
Giant Nerd Books
709 N. Monroe
GRAPHIC | See the artwork of local comic book writer, illustrator and colorist Mikal Vollmer.
Hills Restaurant & Lounge
401 W. Main
MUSIC | Enjoy live music by The Front Porch Trio, consisting of Steve Simmons (guitar, vocals), Alan Fisher (mandolin, trumpet) and Rick Singer (drums).
Iron Goat Brewing Co.
1302 W. Second
PAINTINGS | Spokane artist Neicy Frey’s “Forager Oracle” series of large-scale mushroom paintings are displayed. Reception May 6, 5-8 pm. Paintings on display through the month.
The Knock Irish Restaurant
1011 W. Broadway
SHOWCASE | Featured artists are Liz Calderwood (acrylic, charcoal); Shana Smith (oils) and Maelu Meyers (mixed media abstract). May 6 events from 5-8 pm.
115 S. Adams
MIXED MEDIA | “Utilitarian Intercorporeal Countereffort” is also show featuring the mixed-media art by Paul Gregg. Show runs May 6-27, with an opening reception May 6, from 5-8 pm. Otherwise, call 458-5517 for appointment.
Kress Gallery / River Park Square
808 W. Main
SHOWCASE | The gallery displays artwork by students at Chase and Salk Middle Schools, with live jazz music in the food court by students Rogers High School and Garry and Shaw Middle Schools. May 6, from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Leftbank Wine Bar
108 N. Washington
PAINTING | Joel Stehr’s paintings are on display at the wine bar. Stehr mostly recreates from his own photographs in acrylics.
164 S. Washington
MIXED MEDIA | For May, the cidery hosts the artwork of Spokane’s Austin Stiegemeier, who also teaches printmaking at EWU. His art explores contemporary issues of individual identity, conformity and consumerism.
Lucky Leaf Co.
1111 W. First
SHOWCASE | Hosting work by Shana Smith and Stephanie Kay. May 6 reception includes live painting for visitors to observe.
Marmot Art Space
1206 W. Summit Pkwy.
PHOTOGRAPHY | The gallery showcases “Creative Life Spokane: A Portrait Project,” which consists of portraits of 70 Spokane painters, musicians, photographers, dancers, sculptors, metalsmiths, potters, actors and other creatives as photographed by Jon Lepper and Tim Halloran. May 6 reception from 4:30-8:30 pm.
Mom’s Custom Tattoo & Body Piercing
1226 W. Summit Pkwy.
MIXED MEDIA | The studio displays the pen and ink art of Mike Gillett and metalwork by Iron Sharpens Iron Studio.
Missing Piece Tattoo
410 W. Sprague
SHOWCASE | The tattoo studio displays artwork by Shana Smith in a show titled “Second Chance.”
Nectar Tasting Room
120 N. Stevens
SHOWCASE | Spokane artist Kirsten Stobie paints vivid abstracts, landscapes and the occasional portrait. Friday’s reception, 5-10 pm, includes live music by Darin Hilderbrand and a featured wine tasting with Coyote Canyon winery in Prosser, Wash.
New Moon Art Gallery
1326 E. Sprague
SHOWCASE | The east Spokane gallery hosts artwork by Clancie Pleasants-Hodge, Chelsie Francis and Virginia Carter in a show titled “The Narrative of Relationships, Animals, People and their Environment. Also see other member artists’ work on display. May 6 reception from 5-9 pm.
828 W. Main, third floor
MUSIC | Singer/songwriter Wyatt Wood performs covers and originals. Also includes a wine tasting event with Layer Cake Wines, May 6, from 5-7:30 pm.
15 S. Howard
SHOWCASE | A solo exhibition of artist Ildiko Kalapacs is displayed through the month.
Patit Creek Cellars
822 W. Sprague
MIXED MEDIA | The winery hosts artist Debbie McCulley, who paints whimsical subjects and scenes on canvas, cutting boards, coasters and more. Friday’s reception, 4-9 pm, also features happy hour and live music (7-9 pm).
The Philanthropy Center
1020 W. Riverside
SHOWCASE | “United Tribes” features art by dozens of Native artists from the Inland Northwest. May 6 reception from 5-8 pm.
Pottery Place Plus
203 N. Washington
SCULPTURE | For May, the gallery and gift shop displays the repurposed silver plate artwork of Kathy Lieggi. Show runs through the month; gallery open daily. Friday reception from 5-9 pm.
River Park Square
808 W. Main, first floor
SHOWCASE | View the artwork of Andrea Bruse while listening to music by Abe Kenney. May 6, from 5:30-7:30 pm, outside of Nordstrom.
Robert Karl Cellars
115 W. Pacific
PHOTOGRAPHY | Local photographer Jennifer Debarros shows her work in a show titled “Images from India.”
Saranac Art Projects
25 W. Main
SHOWCASE | “Borderlines” is an exhibit featuring the work of Juvention Aranda (sculpture and drawing) Rachel Smith (works on paper), Lisa Nappa (clay and photo collage) and Jenny Hyde (prints). The exhibition explores the ultimate fragility of concepts we fabricate to construct our realities. May 6-28, opening reception May 6, 5-9 pm. Gallery open Fri-Sat, noon-8 pm, Sun 2-6 pm.
425 W. Sprague
SHOWCASE | The diner hosts “Remembering the Under the Freeway Skate Park” by Jason Bagge. Art is on display through the month.
Spokane Healing Arts
430 W. Second
MIXED MEDIA | Local artist Linda Hall’s encaustic, mixed-media paintings are displayed.
Spokane Potters Guild Gallery & Studio
1404 N. Fiske
SCULPTURE | Observer local members of the guild at work and see work by area students. Reception May 6, from 5-8 pm.
Tamarack Public House
912 W. Sprague
PHOTOGRAPHY | Scenes captured by James Wynd Photography are on display; the pub also celebrates the opening of its new Chronicle Courtyard seating area.
Tinbender Craft Distillery
32 W. Second
MIXED MEDIA | Artist Brent Schneider creates mixed media pieces using ephemera from the 1980s to create “abstract meets 8-bit” art.
Trackside Studio Ceramic Gallery
115 S. Adams
CERAMICS | May’s show, “Ash Works,” features ceramics and sculpture that have been impacted by wood ash from atmospheric firings. May 6 reception from 5-8 pm, also May 7 from noon-4 pm. Show runs through May 27, gallery hours Mon-Fri, from 10 am-2 pm.
V du V Winery
12 S. Scott
PAINTING | Spokane artist Jim Dhillon’s exhibition “Exploring the Intangible” is displayed, with music by Crushpad during the May 6 reception, 5-9:30 pm.
Vino! A Wine Shop
222 S. Washington
SHOWCASE | See the etchings and woodcuts of local artist Mary Farrell, and stick around for a wine tasting ($10) featuring selections from Vino’s wine-of-the-month club offerings.
William Grant Gallery
1188 W. Summit Pkwy.
SCULPTURE | The local framing shop/gallery displays handmade, sculpted dolls and origami designs by artist Patti Reiko Osebold.
Wollnick’s General Store
421 W. Main
SHOWCASE | The retailer hosts the artwork of various Pacific Northwest artists.
Window Dressing (Eight locations; always open for sidewalk viewing only)
301 W. Main | Charcoal drawings by Karen Mobley
515 W. First (Ridpath) | Installations by Chris Bolduc, Ginelle Hustrulid
501 W. First (Ridpath Exec. Court) | Mixed media by Chris Tyllia
19 W. Main (Saranac Commons) | An installation by Carl Richardson and Garric Simonsen
808 W. Main (River Park Square) | Paintings by Melanie Lieb
1011 W. First (Music City Bldg.) | An installation reflecting the AAF Collective Campout event
605 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. | “Float Part III,” a digital and sound installation by Daniel Rydh, Anna Sorenson and Kurt Madison