First Friday and Gallery Exhibits 

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First Friday — March 6, 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.

Avenue West Gallery
707 W. Main, second floor
PHOTOGRAPHY | The gallery welcomes new member Joyce Miller who showcases her repurposed jewelry piece in a show titled “Embracing Spring.” Reception March 6, from 5-8:30 pm; runs through March 31.

Auntie’s Bookstore
402 W. Main
WORDS | 3 Minute Mic open mic poetry series, featuring Alison Collins, owner of Boots Bakery & Lounge, for the “Remember the Word” segment. Readers have up to three minutes to perform; content not censored. Event begins at 6 pm.

Barili Cellars
608 W. Second Ave.
MIXED MEDIA | Anthony Gallaher creates experimental art using wet taping mud and color, which he calls “Fresco Elements.” Reception also includes live music by the band Free Whiskey.

Barrister Winery
1213 W. Railroad
PAINTINGS | On display are watercolor paintings by retired local architect Tom Shine.

Bozzi Collection
221 N. Wall
DRAWINGS | “Imaginative Tendencies” is an exhibit of drawings in pen and colored pencil by Kim Long, inspired by folk designs of Mexico and India. Reception March 6 from 5-8 pm; show runs through March 31.

Brick Wall Photographic Gallery
530 W. Main, skywalk level
PHOTOGRAPHY | “The Photogs Again” is a group show featuring the work of 10 Spokane-area photographers: Colin Mulvaney, Frank Knapp, Jay Cousins, Rick Singer, John Rodgers, Ira Gardner, David Sams, Melissa Rackham, Robert Lloyd and Richard Heinzen.

Browne’s Addition Wellness Center
2013 W. Fourth
SHOWCASE/BENEFIT | “Art for Roller Derby” features local artist’s work — Heather Swanstrom, Jason Bagge, Jason Wiebe and Scott Butner — with select pieces for sale, food and drinks and more. Proceeds support Spokannibals Roller Derby team. March 6, from 5-9 pm.

Chase Gallery at City Hall
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
MIXED MEDIA | A group exhibition of art by students at Whitworth, Gonzaga, Spokane Falls Community College and North Idaho College. Students were nominated by their faculty. Show runs through March 31.

Dodson’s Jewelers
516 W. Riverside
PHOTOGRAPHY | “Spokane River Impressions” features photos by Charley Gurche, as part of a project to visually document the Spokane River for the Spokane Riverkeeper program. Reception March 6, from 5-8 pm.

East Sprague Art Gallery
1818 E. Sprague
SHOWCASE | A variety of media by more than 20 local artists is displayed including paintings, sculpture, glass, leather, photography and more.

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  • Sarah Benton

Express Employment Professionals
331 W. Main
MIXED MEDIA | A dual exhibition by Sarah Benton, including a photo series examining the content of women’s purses and a conceptual series taking on the themes of glitter, paint and the female form.

Grande Ronde Cellars
906 W. Second
PHOTOGRAPHY | Images by Ira Gardner.

Herbal Essence Cafe
115 N. Washington
PAINTINGS | Conrad Bagley’s acrylic and oil paintings are displayed.

House of POp
227 W. Riverside, Ste. C
SHOWCASE | “Not From Here” features the urban artwork of Jilly Ballistic (NY), John Paul O’Grodnick and CS Stanley (Indiana) who collectively work in brush work, spray paint, air brush and digital mediums. Reception on March 6, from 7:30-11:30 pm.

Hills’ Restaurant & Lounge
401 W. Main
MUSIC | Steve Simmons, Alan Fisher and Rick Singer perform together as The Front Porch Trio.

Jones Radiator
120 E. Sprague
SHOWCASE | Art by Ron Holliday, with live music by The Bight and Itchy Kitty, starting at 6 pm.

Kolva-Sullivan Gallery
115 S. Adams
MIXED MEDIA | March’s show highlights the work of three Northwest artists: Ron Hormann’s photographs, and Kathleen Morris’ and Deanna Hormann’s acrylics on canvas.

Kress Gallery
808 W. Main, third level
MIXED MEDIA | Artwork by students who are members of the Spokane Tribe of Indians, as well as a performance of African-style marimba music by the local student groups Musha Marimba and the Grant Elementary Drummers and Dancers.

Laboratory
301 W. Main
INSTALLATION | Laboratory Artist-in-Residence Atif Akin shows his piece “Mutant Space: Spokane,” inspired by the late James Acord’s artistic work in nuclear materials. Akin’s project shows live data visualizations of nuclear decay in a chunk of uranium. Reception March 6, at 6 pm. Visible after dark in the window of Laboratory through April 20.

LeftBank Wine Bar
108 N. Washington
PAINTING | Acrylics by local, self taught artist Hara Allison, alongside live music by Carey Brazil.

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  • Amalia Fisch

Liberty Ciderworks
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.

The MAC
2316 W. First
MUSEUM | The museum’s current exhibits are open to the public. Evening events also include a live sculpting demonstration by Cheryl Metcalf, live music by Mike Ross and a showcase of books created by local high school students from the Community School.

Marmot Art Space
1206 W. Summit Parkway
SHOWCASE | The new local art gallery in Kendall Yards hosts its grand opening, featuring work by several local artists. Reception/grand opening March 6, from 5-8 pm.

Missing Piece Tattoo
410 W. Sprague
MIXED MEDIA | Wildlife realism artwork by Alaina Steel.

The Modern Theater, Gellhorn Gallery
174 S. Howard
MIXED MEDIA | Wall sculptures by Larry Ellingson and hand-mounted photographs from the artist’s recent “Walls on Walls” exhibition at Saranac Art Projects.

Mom’s Custom Tattoo
1226 W. Summit Parkway
SHOWCASE | “Living Art” by tattoo artist Beth Swilling and photography by Sarah Wurtz.

Nectar Tasting Room
120 N. Stevens
PAINTINGS | Vivid paintings by local artist Connie Janney, alongside live music by Gator Loops and wine from the bar’s newest hosted winery, Coyote Canyon.

nYne Bar & Bistro
232 W. Sprague
PAINTINGS | Local artist Audreana Camm exhibits her newest series of light orb-themed paintings.

Patit Creek Cellars
822 W. Sprague
SHOWCASE | Live music by Michael and Keleren Millham and a display of art by Beth Hart and Denny Carmen.

Pinnacle Northwest (aka “The Pin”)
412 W. Sprague
PAINTINGS | An exhibition of paintings for Spokane Art Walk is displayed.

Pinot’s Palette
32 W. Second
INTERACTIVE ART | Paintings by the business’ artist instructors Ali Blackwood, Ashley Moss, Heather Hofstetter and Todd Rhoads. Make your own piece for $10.

Pottery Place Plus
203 N. Washington
TEXTILE | Batiks by local artist Toni Spencer. Show runs through March 29; 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
PHOTOGRAPHY | A display of artwork by longtime local artist Gay Waldman, with live music by In Transit.

Robert Karl Cellars
115 W. Pacific
PAINTINGS | Ironic, realist paintings by Travis Chapman.

Satellite Diner & Lounge
425 W. Sprague
SHOWCASE | “Ode to Spring,” a group show by local artists.

Saranac Art Projects
25 W. Main Ave.
MIXED MEDIA | Member artist Nancy Hathaway’s “Acts of Destruction” is on display, alongside guest artist Kate Vita’s “Daily Paintings.” Show runs through March 31; reception March 6, from 5-8 pm.

Steam Plant
159 S. Lincoln St.
MIXED MEDIA | “The Art of Steampunk” features artwork inspired industrial/sci-fi/Victorian literature, by local artists Karmen Naccarato, Kristy Carey, Melissa Corey, Robert LaMonte, Leanna Reed, Morgan Wren, Sarah Campbell and Carol Schmauder. One day only, March 6, from 5-8 pm.

Soulful Soups & Spirits
117 N. Howard
MIXED MEDIA | “Exhibiting Power: Canvas and Mixed Media Travelscapes” by Drew Blincow.

Stella’s Cafe
917 W. Broadway
MIXED MEDIA | Showcase of work by local artists: Neil Clafin, Chris Bean, Jessie Spaccia and Christopher Spriggs. Reception from 7-10 pm; show runs through April 2.

Tamarack Public House
912 W. Sprague
BEER | Hosted tasting with No-Li Brewhouse.

Trackside Studio
115 S. Adams
MIXED MEDIA | Featuring the drawings of studio member Gina Freuen alongside ceramic works by co-members Chris Kelsey and Mark Moore in a show titled “Show of Hands” March 6, from 5-8 pm and March 7, from 12-4 pm. Show runs through March 27.

Urbanna Natural Spa
168 S. Division
PAINTINGS | “Gravity Painting” by Josh Hansen.

V du V Winery
12 S. Scott
PAINTINGS | Original watercolors by Art on the Green 2014 award-winner Mary Dewey, with live music by Crushpad.

Vino!
222 S. Washington
MIXED MEDIA | Robert Kraut’s mixed media small artworks are displayed in an exhibit titled “Paintskins 2015.” Reception March 6, from 4:30-7 pm.

Vintage Hill Cellars
319 W. Second
SCULPTURE | Raku, functional sculptural work and porcelain jewelry by JoDee Moody, a local pottery teacher.

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  • Kim Long
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