All venues are open Friday, Feb. 4, 5-9 pm and Saturday, Feb. 5, 10 am-6 pm unless otherwise noted. Sponsored by the Spokane Art School, with additional support from the Spokane Arts Commission and the Downtown Spokane Partnership
KOLVA/SULLIVAN GALLERY, 115 S. ADAMS ST.
Shelly Truman Murney: Transitory Spaces Murney combines paint and photographic media to create bold and luscious abstract paintings that express her interaction with the Eastern Washington landscape. Incorporating text and layers of color, the paintings in this show explore the sensations of transit between here and there within the landscape. 458-5517
RED SKY STUDIO AND GALLERY, 115 S. ADAMS ST.
Ryan Hawley: Parallax Glass art offers a change of pace at this lively ceramics studio. A recent BFA graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, Hawley will conduct a studio demonstration on Saturday from noon-3pm. Through Mar. 1. 462-5653
FREEMAN CENTER, 170 S. LINCOLN ST.
Bronze by Joe Retired architect Joe Hensley is now creating bronze sculpture. See his work at Peters and Sons and the Wine Cellar. Friday 5 pm-9 pm and Saturday 9 am-3 pm. Through Feb. 19. 624-4157
ON SACRED GROUNDS, STEAM PLANT SQUARE, 163 S. LINCOLN ST.
Ned Fox: Watercolors An art teacher for 30 years, Fox draws inspiration from the outdoors of Eastern Washington for his contemporary watercolor landscapes. Through Feb. 28. 747-6294
GOODWORKS GALLERY, 1019 W. FIRST AVE.
Liz Bishop: Journey "New Direction" A faculty member at Spokane Art School, Bishop's recent work melds glass, copper, and clay into distinctive sculptural wall pieces. The raku firing process she uses brings a metallic tinge to the clay surfaces and complements the other materials. Through Feb. 26. 462-3643
AVENUE WEST GALLERY, 1021 W. FIRST AVE.
Charlotte Yocum: Pinpoints of Light Charlotte Yocum punches, cuts into and otherwise perforates lampshades to create flowers, pagodas, and other scenes of glowing light. Added watercolor enhances some of the shades. Listen to guitar and piano music while you browse. Through Feb. 28. 838-4999
SPOKANE ATHLETIC CLUB, 1002 W. RIVERSIDE AVE.
Debbie Hughbanks: Western Wildlife Oil paintings depict a time when wolves, coyotes, horses and bison roamed the Western landscape. Coffee, punch, and cookies will be served at the venerable downtown club. Through Mar. 31. 459-4242
Mari Anne Figgins Known for her idyllic scenes of soulful domestic animals and overflowing gardens, Figgins will be in the club's library to sign limited-edition prints of "Glowing Goats," her painting of three goats in the late-day sunlight. Many of her other original watercolor paintings will be on display as well. Friday only, 6-9 pm.
CHASE GALLERY, 808 W. SPOKANE FALLS BLVD. (USE POST ST. ENTRANCE)
All-Media Juried Show Come see work by 40 artists, including photographs by Fred Runkle, drawings by Stefani Rossi, paintings by Olivia Waterman, mixed media by Sally Graves Machlis and political neon by Ken Yuhasz. Friday only, from 5-9 pm. 625-6079
NORDSTROM, 828 W. MAIN AVE.
Donzell Milam and Fran Hammond Nordstom celebrates Black History Month with an exhibit of watercolors by Donzell Milam and oil paintings by Fran Hammond, both of Spokane. Through Feb. 28. 455-6111
BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY BUILDING, CORNER OF MAIN AVE. AND POST ST.
Raw Space Some of the most fun and unpredictable works of each Visual Arts Tour can be found at the artist-organized exhibit, Raw Space. Each one-time show transforms an empty space downtown into a wildly varied collection of works in all media. Each artist may exhibit up to three pieces. Raw Space is a program of the Spokane Art School. Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday noon-4 pm. 328-0900
DOUGLAS GALLERY, 8 N. POST ST.
Leon Roulette Idaho artist Roulette travels the world to find his subjects and creates classic plein air impressionist oil paintings depicting sun-drenched cafe scenes, flowers and wine country to transport you to a warmer climate. 624-4179
GALLERIA DE FELICE, 10 S. POST ST., IN THE DAVENPORT HOTEL
Steven Shortridge and Ovanes Berberian Romantic impressionist paintings by Steven Shortridge include both interiors and landscapes while Ovanes Berberian focuses on the landscape. Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday 10:30 am-7 pm. 624-2800
THE ARTIST'S TREE, 828 W. SPRAGUE AVE.
Keith Snider and Marcella Rose Snider carves modern-looking containers from large stones. Rose will exhibit acrylic paintings and her ceramic series "Antiquity." Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday noon-8 pm. Through March 1. 456-2300
HAMER'S WINDOWS, CORNER OF RIVERSIDE AVE. & amp; POST ST.
Sampling Inland Crafts Twenty artists from November's annual Inland Crafts show display their work. Through Feb. 11. 624-8566
Louise Kodis: Stamp of Approval Kodis exhibits a free-standing screen made from postage stamps and colorful fabrics of nylon and silk that reflect a season in the garden. Through Feb. 11. 624-8566
JOEL, 165 S. POST ST., SECOND FLOOR
Art of the Eye II If artists create based on what they see, what happens when their vision is impaired? Curated by sculptor Scott Nelson and presented locally by the Spokane Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter, this national touring exhibition showcases 42 works of art by ten contemporary artists who are blind or visually impaired. The original Art of the Eye show opened in 1986. Both exhibitions were organized by the Delta Gamma Foundation with support from Lions Club International. On Saturday, Feb. 5, come back for Night for Sight, a ticketed event with music and educational programs by the Lilac Blind Center and Woodridge School. Call 326-5854 for information. Through Feb. 25. Friday 4:30-9 pm and Saturday noon-4 pm. 326-5854
HILSON GALLERY, 610 W. SECOND AVE., UPPER LOFT
James Dhillon: Current Works This prolific artist works in a variety of forms and media. See what he's up to now and listen to the music of the Trailer Park Girls. Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday 11 am-4 pm. 218-1488
INTERPLAYERS' GELLHORN GALLERY, 174 S. Howard St.
Photographs by Peter De Lory: Short Stories Arranged in triptychs to link the past and the present, De Lory's iconic black and white photographs of the West are a perfect complement to the Sam Shepard play True West, which runs through Feb. 12. Friday 5-7 pm, Saturday noon-3 pm. 624-0645
CONSTANT CREATIONS TATTOO CO., 524 W. FIRST AVE.
Jason Corcoran The Chewelah-born Corcoran revels in spontaneity as he creates his semi-abstract paintings, influenced by his work as hip-hop emcee Synthetic. Through Feb. 28. 747-8600
LORINDA KNIGHT GALLERY, 523 W. SPRAGUE AVE.
Andrew Bohl and Bradd Skubinna: Other Worlds Andrew Bohl returns with his familiar cast of enigmatic drawn and carved figures placed within imaginary landscapes. Bradd Skubinna creates expansive three-dimensional works from colorful throwaway bits and pieces. Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday 11 am-6 pm; gallery talk Saturday at 11 am. Through Feb. 26. 838-3740
SOULFUL SOUPS, 117 N. HOWARD ST.
Sandy C. Roistacher: Celestial Series Winter weather has been easier to take since this spot began serving up soups. For their fifth anniversary celebration, the lunch spot will show Sandy Roistacher's oil-and-acrylic canvases of birds and acanthus leaves in celestial settings, as well as prints from original paintings of women, goddesses, flowers, stars and moons. Friday only, from 6-9 pm. Open-mic reading at 7:30 pm. 459-1190
RAINBOW REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER, 508 W. SECOND AVE.
Group Show The call has gone out to high school and college students in the area to show their work at the center, so stop by and see the future of local art. Friday 2-8 pm and Saturday 10 am-6 pm. Through Mar. 25. 489-1914
GESTALT STUDIO, 114 W. PACIFIC AVE.
Carrie Vielle, Mary Johns & amp; Colleen Quinn On exhibit will be mixed media with charcoal works by Vielle, graphite drawings by Johns and abstract acrylic paintings by Quinn. 363-1900
ROCKET BAKERY, 24 W. MAIN AVE.
Ric Gendron: Coyote Dreams Tinman Gallery presents colorful acrylic paintings and limited edition prints by contemporary Native American artist Ric Gendron. Through March 26. Friday 5-8 pm, Saturday 6 am-6 pm. 325-1500
CATERINA WINERY, 905 N. WASHINGTON
John Townsend: Stepping Out of the Darkness The 21-year-old Townsend, currently a student at Eastern Oregon University, presents his abstract-expressionist acrylic paintings. Come listen to live music while you browse on both Friday and Saturday nights. Opening reception: Thursday, Feb. 3, 5-9 pm. Friday noon-midnight, Saturday noon-midnight, Sunday noon-5 pm. 328-5069
HUNEKE GALLERY AT SPOKANE ART SCHOOL, 920 N. HOWARD ST.
Megan Martens: Drawings An instructor at SFCC, Martens focuses on childhood memories -- which may be fragmented and mysterious -- to create her autobiographical drawings. Closing (yes, closing) reception: Friday from 5-9 pm. 328-0900
FLOUR MILL GALLERY, 621 W. MALLON AVE.
Spokane Calligraphic Society: Words From the Heart Local scribes show off their scripts in this exhibit. Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday noon-5 pm. Through Feb. 28. 624-3615
POTTERY PLACE PLUS, 621 W. MALLON AVE.
Colleen Clark-Loomer: Is It Spring Yet? Time will take a fast-forward during the exhibit of floral photography in the Flour Mill by local artist Clark-Loomer, whose pottery is also featured. Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday noon-5 pm. Through Feb. 28. 624-3615
KRESS GALLERY AT RIVER PARK SQUARE, 808 W. MAIN AVE.
Richard Schindler: Transitions A 25-year-long dialogue between the physical world and the interior one, Richard Schindler's "Transitions" offers images both mechanical and animal (and often both at once). Schindler's materials - whether in sculpture or drawing - come from the natural world and add their own primal energy to the work. In conjunction with the MAC's Art at Work Gallery. Friday from 5-9 pm. Through April 30. 363-5318
NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ARTS & amp; CULTURE, 2316 W. FIRST AVE.
20th annual Works From the Heart Contemporary Art Exhibition and Auction For its 20th anniversary, Works From the Heart returns to the museum, settling into the Davenport Gallery. Come preview works contributed by more than 85 artists, including Harold Balazs, Ruben Trejo, Melissa Cole and Keiko Hara. Through Feb. 17. Friday 5-9 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11 am-5 pm with regular admission fees. 363-5310
THE CREIGHTON GALLERY, NORTH STAR CERAMIC CENTER, 714 E. SPRAGUE First Night Raku Review: Raku Pottery Made on New Year's Eve One of the brightest spectacles at First Night has been the demonstration of raku firing, with smoke and embers rising into the cold winter night. Now come see the results - raku-fired ceramics by Dennis Young, Jeff Harris, Robin Smith, Mahala Fedor, Steve Childs, Sheila Bliss and others. Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday 10 am-4 pm. Through Feb. 15. 747-6174
JUNDT ART MUSEUM, GONZAGA UNIVERSITY, 212 E. CATALDO AVE.
Ruben Trejo: Cruciforms A sculpture exhibition dealing with abstract explorations of the cross form by Chicano artist Ruben Trejo. Working with a variety of metals and finishes, this Spokane-based artist brings new vision to an ancient symbol. Through April 2. Behind the Curtain: East European Prints, 1960-1984 in the Arcade Gallery. Through March 12. Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday noon-4 pm. 323-6611
ESTUDIO DE ARTE FELISA CARRANZA, 612 W. GARLAND AVE.
Felisa Carranza: The Show Red for Valentines Originally from Zaragosa, Spain, this artist celebrates happiness (or "Alegrias") through abstract acrylic paintings of red flowers and mixed media. Friday 4-9 pm, Saturday noon-5 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm. 953-3312
TINMAN GALLERY, 811 W. GARLAND AVE.
The Beals Visit the Tinman Ruth Beal presents photographs of Native American powwows, some with enhanced color. Bruce Beal sends colorful mixed media valentines. Live music by Steve Simmons and Rick Singer. Through March 5. 325-1500
ROCKET BAKERY, 903 W. GARLAND AVE.
Whitworth College Junior Show Works by Whitworth's junior-year art students, in preparation for their senior projects. Friday 6-8 pm, Saturday 6 am-6 pm. Through March 26. 325-1500
RYAN HOUSE STUDIO OF STAINED GLASS, 9423 N. DIVISION
View original stained glass artwork by resident artist Linda Sinclair and owner Jim Nolen. At this working studio and retail shop, you'll see everything from architectural work and a stained glass sailboat to Tiffany-style lamps-in-progress. 327-4591