First Friday — Dec. 5, 2014
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 | “Haradise” features new canvas paintings by local artist Hara Allison.
402 W. Main
SPOKEN WORD | Auntie’s hosts “3 Minute Mic,” Spokane Poetry Slam’s monthly open-mic poetry series. This month’s “Remember the Word” featured guest reader is Emily Gwinn, of the SFCC English Department and a member of Spokane’s 2014 National Poetry Slam team. Sign-ups start at 6:30, and readings begin at 7 pm. Open to all readers and listeners (content not censored; discretion advised).
AVENUE WEST GALLERY
707 W. Main, second floor
MIXED MEDIA | “Potpourri” is December’s featured exhibition, showcasing watercolors, digital photography and painted glass by Nadine Kay, alongside watermedia, collage and baskets by Cheryl Halverson. Show runs through December, with a reception Dec. 5 from 5-8:30 pm.
BALLET ARTS ACADEMY
109 W. Pacific
SHOWCASE | Featuring work by Melville Holmes, who writes for prestigious art magazines in Europe and helped with the restoration of the Davenport Hotel’s Hall of Doges.
608 W. Second
PAINTINGS | Featuring handpainted glass and canvases by Ona Jacobson, with live holiday music and wine tasting.
1213 W. Railroad Ave.
MIXED MEDIA | The winery showcases pieces by various artists from the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture’s Art@Work collection.
221 N. Wall
MIXED MEDIA | Katrina Brennan’s clay and acrylic paintings are displayed; also includes a wine tasting with Latah Creek and live music.
BRICKWALL PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY
530 W. Main, skywalk level
PHOTOGRAPHY | For December, the gallery hosts the work of Jen Scott-Silver, alongside works by classic photographers Elliot Erwitt, Steve McCurry, Sebastio Salgado and Harry Callahan. Dec. 5 reception until 8:30 pm.
621 W. Mallon
MUSIC | Live music by Alex Ishkov, with cheese, wine and chocolate pairings offered by the local retailer.
GRANDE RONDE CELLARS
906 W. Second
PAINTINGS & MUSIC | The winery hosts artist Jeannine Fruci, with live jazz music by Caleb Brown, from 7-9 pm.
HERBAL ESSENCE CAFE
115 N. Washington
PAINTINGS | Mixed media on canvas by local artist Steven Scroggins is on display this month.
401 W. Main
MUSIC | Live music by the Hot Club of Hill’s, consisting of Steve Simmons, Alan Fischer and Rick Singer.
MUSIC | The park host the third and final audition session for First Night’s karaoke singer competition. Sign up at firstnightspokane.org.
228 W. Sprague
PAINTINGS | A showcase of recent works by Robert Gilmore and Dan Spalding is displayed.
THE IVORY TABLE CAFE
1822 E. Sprague
COLLAGE | “Found Beauty” by Sarah Lorraine Edwards features nature art collages, incorporating collected foliage and flowers from local parks and gardens, arranged in elegant patterns and captured on film.
THE MODERN THEATER SPOKANE (INTERPLAYERS)
174 S. Howard
PAINTINGS | A closing reception for the Spokane painter Mel McCuddin’s collection “Seen and Unseen.”
1206 W. Summit Pkwy.
PHOTOGRAPHY | Local photographer Marshall Peterson celebrates the release of his Spokane Fifty book, alongside an exhibition of photos featured in the collection — portraits of noteworthy, local residents impacting Spokane’s arts and cultural scenes.
115 S. Adams St.
FIBER | “Selvage, Salvage & Secrets” is a fabric and mixed media exhibit by longtime Spokane artist Louise Kodis. She’s known for her colorful vibrant pieces, many of which are displayed in public places, including the Spokane International Airport and Convention Center. Show runs Dec. 5-Jan. 30; opening reception Dec. 5 from 5-8 pm. Also open on Dec. 13 and 20, from noon-3 pm, and during First Night Spokane, Dec. 31, from 5-8 pm. Gallery open by appt. Free admission.
KRESS GALLERY AT RIVER PARK SQUARE
808 W. Main, third level
MIXED MEDIA | The gallery hosts art by comic book artist Patrick Blaine, who’s commissioned work for Dark Horse and DC comics. The Chase Middle School Jazz Band and Ferris Jazz Orchestra also perform in the food court.
301 W. Main
DIGITAL | Featuring “Home is Where the Heart Is,” a digital installment by Anna Czoski.
LR MONTGOMERY STUDIO
428 E. 21st Ave.
PAINTINGS | LR Montgomery’s light-filled, Northwest impressionistic landscapes showcase regional conservation and recreational lands. Reception on Dec. 5, from 5-9 pm; also by appointment.
NECTAR TASTING ROOM
120 N. Stevens
PAINTINGS & MUSIC | Kirsten Stobie’s paintings are on display, including some new pieces. Also featuring music by Darin Hilderbrand and wine tasting.
NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ARTS & CULTURE
2316 W. First
EXHIBITS & DEMOS | The museum’s galleries are open at no charge, from 5-8 pm. First Friday events there also include live music by Mike Ross, art demos by Stan Miller, E.L. Stewart and Gordon Wilson. The museum’s newest featured artist, Dean Davis, also presents in the gallery, during a reception from 6-8 pm.
39 W. Pacific
PAINTINGS | The winery displays the work of Penny Cannon, a local artist, with accompanying music by singer-songwriter Isaiah Dalager.
PATIT CREEK CELLARS
822 W. Sprague
SHOWCASE | Karen Mobley’s work is displayed. Also includes live music and wine specials.
32 W. Second
PAINTINGS | An art showcase featuring work by Pinot’s staff: Ali Blackwood Mead, Heather Hofstetter and Kyle Genther. Also offering a limited number of small self-guided paintings for $10.
POLKA DOT POTTERY
808 W. Main Ave., second floor
CLASSES | Guided painting classes are offered during two different sessions, for ages 10 and older. $10/session; must pre-register online at polkadotpottery.com.
POTTERY PLACE PLUS
203 N. Washington
JEWELRY | Through December, the artisan’s cooperative displays work by members of the Spokane Jeweler’s Guild. Members’ work features a variety of materials, from fine metals, fiber, clay and more. Reception Dec. 5, from 5-9 pm.
RIVER CITY BREWING
121 S. Cedar
BEER | “Liquid Friday” features a special beer cask-conditioned in a Firkin and only poured that night.
ROCKET BAKERY ON HOWARD
157 S. Howard
LIVE ART | Graffiti artist Tasko does a live art demo, inspired by old-school hip hop and graffiti culture.
ROBERT KARL CELLARS
115 W. Pacific
PHOTOGRAPHY | Featuring “Scenes from Spain,” fine art photography by Jennifer Debarros captured during her travels abroad across Spain.
SANTE RESTAURANT & CHARCUTERIE
404 W. Main
PAINTINGS | Joel Stehr’s paintings and mixed media pieces, from photographs the artist took during his travels.
901 W. First
MUSIC | A performance by The Rising Tide, which consists of Jonathan Nicholson and Gary Burris, local finger-pick style guitarists.
SARANAC ART PROJECTS
25 W. Main
SHOWCASE | For the last show of the year, SAP hosts a showcase of members work, alongside several guest artists, including Austin Stiegmeier, Ellen Pitken and Aryn Lindsay Fields. Also featured are past members Garric Simonsen and Larry Ellingson. Show runs through Dec. 27; gallery open Thur-Sat.
SATELLITE DINER & LOUNGE
425 W. Sprague
MIXED MEDIA | A showcase of work by LauraLee White, Ildiko Kalapacs, Nate O’Neal, Erica Horton and Jake Miller.
701 W. Riverside
MUSIC | Listen to a performance by In Transit, a local duo.
159 S. Lincoln
MIXED MEDIA | A group show featuring artwork by Dian Zahner, Joyce Miller, Pat Schilling, John Holen and Carol Shamauder. These artists work in a variety of media, including photography, painting, fiber and more. Also includes wine tasting and an open house at Steam Plant shops.
STEELHEAD BAR & GRILLE
218 N Howard
PAINTINGS | A collection of abstract paintings by local artist Emily Travis is on display.
TRACKSIDE STUDIO CERAMIC ART GALLERY
115 S. Adams
CERAMICS | An invitational exhibit of ceramic cups titled “Cup of Joy” takes over the gallery for this month, featured 200+ vessels in all forms by more than 35 artists from around the region and across the U.S. Opening reception Dec. 5, from 5-8:30 pm; also Dec. 6, from noon-4 pm. Show runs through Jan. 31, 2015.
V DU V WINERY
12 S. Scott
PAINTINGS | Showcasing the work of Coeur d’Alene watercolorist Jessica Bryant, with music by Crushpad.
VINO! A WINE SHOP
222 S. Washington
MIXED MEDIA | Robert Kraut’s drawings, paintings and cast “paintskins” are on display through Jan. 30.
VINTAGE HILL CELLARS
319 W. Second
MIXED MEDIA | The winery hosts “Winespiration,” by John Dunning, which includes various upcycled pieces made from barrel staves, metal and other materials.
1011 W. First
SHOWCASE | Neicy Frey’s “Forager Oracle” is displayed in the storefront, an exhibition inspired by fungi found while wandering the woods.