First Friday and Gallery Exhibits 

click to enlarge MEL MCCUDDIN
  • Mel McCuddin

First Friday — Feb. 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.

Andy’s Bar & Grill
1401 W. First
PAINTINGS | Oil paintings by self-taught artist Thomas Lightfoot.

Avenue West Gallery
707 W. Main, second floor
PHOTOGRAPHY | See Spokane through the lens of photographer Pat Schilling.

Auntie’s Bookstore
402 W. Main
WORDS | 3 Minute Mic open mic poetry series, featuring Justin Snider for the “Remember the Word” segment. Readers have up to three minutes to perform; content not censored. Following 3 Minute Mic, EWU presents its Visiting Writers Series, with readings by William Wright and Andrea Scarpino.

Barili Cellars
608 W. Second
MIXED MEDIA | Anthony Gallaher creates experimental art using wet taping mud and color, which he calls “Fresco Elements.”

Barrister Winery
1213 W. Railroad
MIXED MEDIA | “The Best of the Best” is a hosted display of professional local artists’ work from The Art Spirit Gallery, in Coeur d’Alene. Featured artists include Victoria Brace, Mel McCuddin and Harold Balazs.

Bozzi Collection
221 N. Wall
PAINTINGS | Paintings by Jeanie Garvey are displayed alongside other gallery artists’ work.

Brick Wall Photographic Gallery
530 W. Main, skywalk level
PHOTOGRAPHY | Large-format black-and-white photography by local couple Bill and Kathy Kostelec.

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; reception Feb. 6, from 5-8 pm.

Community Building
35 W. Main
WATERCOLOR | A group show featuring work by members of the Spokane Watercolor Society, hosted by the Inland Northwest Land Trust.

Dodson’s Jewelers
516 W. Riverside
MIXED MEDIA/PAINTINGS | Kay Richardson’s detailed portraits reflect her time spent traveling and an appreciation for her surroundings.

Echo Boutique
176 S. Howard
PAINTINGS | Darcy Lee Saxton showcases a series of abstract contour line portraits, alongside work by local jewelry artists.

Express Employment Professionals
331 W. Main
PAINTINGS | Paintings by local artist Hara Allison.

Grande Ronde Cellars
906 W. Second
MUSIC | Jazz with a Latin flair by Barry Aiken and North Point.

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

Kendall Yards
1206 W. Summit Pkwy.
PAINTINGS | New work by Spokane artist Melissa Cole in the new Kendall Yards community gallery space (behind Monkey Boy Bicycles).

Kolva-Sullivan Gallery
115 S. Adams
MIXED MEDIA | Megan Martens-Haworth’s artwork in “Shuffle” is a visual exploration of randomized imagery.

Kress Gallery
808 W. Main, third level
MIXED MEDIA | Artwork by students from Mt. Spokane and Mead high schools and a performance by the Sacajawea Jazz band, orchestra and choir in the food court area.

Laboratory
301 W. Main
INSTALLATION | “Home is Where the Heart Is,” an interactive digital installation by Anna Czoksi.

The Lands Council
25 W. Main, Ste. 222
PHOTOGRAPHY | Photography by Jesse Swanson and music by Dan Franklin during an open house for The Lands Council, from 5-8 pm.

LeftBank Wine Bar
108 N. Washington
PAINTING | Graffiti pop art by Austin Steiner, alongside live music by Carey Brazil.

Liberty Building
402 W. Main
MIXED MEDIA | Work by various artists is displayed throughout the building’s three floors, with other events happening throughout the building.

click to enlarge FRANK KNAPP
  • Frank Knapp

Liberty Ciderworks
164 S. Washington
PHOTOGRAPHY | Colorful photography of Spokane scenes by Frank Knapp.

Marketplace Winery
39 W. Pacific
PHOTOGRAPHY | Ashley Potter’s photography series of the ISAAC Foundation’s “Faces of Hope” is displayed.

Missing Piece Tattoo
410 W. Sprague
MIXED MEDIA | Michael Eldred’s “An Evolution of an Artist” is displayed.

Nectar Tasting Room
120 N. Stevens
PAINTINGS | Paintings by self-taught artist Jacqueline Brewer, music by Dan Conrad and wine tasting with Terra Blanca winemaker Keith Pilgrim.

The MAC
2316 W. First
MUSEUM | The museum’s current exhibits are open to the public. Also features art demonstrations by Felisa Carranza, Neicy Frey and Annette Aiko Horiuchi and live music by Mike Ross.

Object Space
1818 E. Sprague
SHOWCASE | Featuring work by more than 20 local artists working in various media.

Patit Creek Cellars
822 W. Sprague
MUSIC | Live music by the Angela Marie Project.

Polka Dot Pottery
808 W. Main, second floor
ACTIVITY | Paint a mini-canvas for $5.

Pottery Place Plus
203 N. Washington
POTTERY | Pottery and mixed media/encaustic pieces by Ara Lyman Gregg and Kathleen Miles.

Revel 77 Coffee
3223 E. 57th
MIXED MEDIA | Art by Chad Russell Brazill and Matt Smith, with live music by Vibrating, Stucco and BBBBandits. Reception from 6:30-10 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.

Robert Karl Cellars
115 W. Pacific
PAINTINGS | Bright and whimsical paintings by Debbie McCulley, and tastings of the winery’s new 2012 Cabernet Franc.

Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie
404 W. Main
MIXED MEDIA | Acrylic paintings and mixed-media pieces by Joel Stehr.

Saranac Art Projects
25 W. Main Ave.
MIXED MEDIA | Lisa Nappa and Margot Casstevens explore humans' relationship with water for a new exhibition. Nappa’s ceramic work presents a visual symbology exploring the reflection, refraction and movement of water. Casstevens’ work explores movement and weightlessness through stop action. Show runs through Feb. 28; reception Feb. 6, from 5-8 pm.

Satellite Diner
425 W. Sprague
MIXED MEDIA | Displayed and live art by LauraLee White, Steven A. Scroggins, Chelsea Lee, Melinda Rombokas Melvin and Audreana Camm.

Steam Plant
159 S. Lincoln St.
MIXED MEDIA | Spokane artists Larry Ellingson and Dan McCann present “Found: Objects d’Art.”

Stella’s Cafe
917 W. Broadway
MIXED MEDIA | Art by Devon Plopper, Christopher Scott, Hannah Reader and Christopher Dreyer. Reception from 7-9 pm.

Steelhead Bar & Grille
218 N. Howard
PAINTINGS | Abstract, acrylic paintings by Emily Travis.

Tamarack Public House
912 W. Sprague
BEER | Hosted tasting with brewmaster Terry Hackler of 12 String Brewing Co.

Tinbender Craft Distillery
32 W. Second
PAINTINGS | Andriel Scharff’s paintings of aquatic life are shown.

click to enlarge CHRIS KELSEY
  • Chris Kelsey

Trackside Studio
115 S. Adams
CERAMICS | Functional and sculptural explorations by the studio’s artists Chris Kelsey, Mark Moore and Gina Freuen in a show titled “Shadows of Spring.” Feb. 6, from 5-8 pm and Feb. 7, from 12-14 pm.

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

V du V Winery
12 S. Scott
PAINTINGS | Becky Gromlich’s original watercolors are displayed; also features live music by Evan Denlinger.

Vino!
222 S. Washington
MIXED MEDIA | Robert Kraut’s mixed media small artworks are displayed.

Vintage Hill Cellars
319 W. Second
SCULPTURE | Eve Foster’s “Bleeding Hearts” features ceramic, porcelain and stoneware hearts by the local sculptor and tango dancer.

Wendy Zupan Studio
2704 S. Stone
MIXED MEDIA | “Sweet Little Things” is a Valentine’s Day-themed art show featuring handmade work by Chemyn Kodis, Louise Kodis, Toni Plastino, Gay Waldman and Wendy Zupan. Fev. 6, from 4-9 pm and Feb. 7, from 10 am-4 pm.

Window Dressing
1011 W. First
INSTALLATION | “Winter Wedding Window” display featuring local artists/vendors’ work. Sidewalk viewing only.

Window Dressing (second location)
701/702 W. Main
COLLAGE | Laboratory’s artists-in-residence Shamar Brown and Cinthia Gala showcase video work layering and interpreting the history of Spokane.

Whitestone Winery
8 N. Post
MUSIC | Parisian jazz by vocalist Abbey Crawford.

click to enlarge PAT SCHILLING
  • Pat Schilling
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