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April's First Friday showcase features plenty of nature-themed art, with events at more than three dozen Spokane venues 

click to enlarge "Turris Concrescere" and "Turris" by Rob McKirdie in "Metamaquette" at Trackside Studio.
  • "Turris Concrescere" and "Turris" by Rob McKirdie in "Metamaquette" at Trackside Studio.

Spokane's monthly arts showcase features events, including gallery receptions, live music and a chance to meet local artists, across the downtown core and beyond. Receptions for this month's event happen on Friday, April 6, from 5-8 pm, unless otherwise noted below, where events are listed alphabetically by venue. These listings were compiled from information provided by First Friday's organizer, Downtown Spokane Partnership, as well as host venues and artists. Red stars denote Inlander staff picks; for additional information, visit firstfridayspokane.org.

click to enlarge "March Color in the Bitterroot Range" by Bonnie Griffith is at Dodson's Jewelers.
  • "March Color in the Bitterroot Range" by Bonnie Griffith is at Dodson's Jewelers.

Art Seed Spokane, 1115 W. First
"Pow!!! An Art Exhibition" features works by local artists in various media. Reception 5-10 pm.

Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W. Main3 Minute Mic celebrates its fifth anniversary with poet and musician Margaret Wilds. Open mic readers can read up to three minutes' worth of poetry. Starts at 8 pm.

Avenue West, 907 W. Boone
The gallery features Sagle, Idaho, artist T Kurtz's "The Power of Spring."

Barili Cellars, 608 W. Second
Featuring pastels by Vicky Cavin and mixed-media pieces by Linda Malcom. Reception 4-9 pm.

Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.
Watercolor and egg tempera painter Stan Miller presents "Portraits and Landscapes." Reception from 5-10 pm, with live music by Maxie Ray Mills, food by Beacon Hill Catering and Barrister's wines.

Bon Bon, 926 W. Garland
Featuring art by Emma Noyes, and a tap takeover with Olympia's Fish Brewing.

Bridge Press Cellars, 39 W. Pacific
Art by Hara Allison, with live music by Nashville musician Christy Lee. Reception 4-11 pm.

Chase Gallery, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
"Flourish" features nature-themed photography by Seattle-based artists Melinda Hurst Frye, Tara McDermott and Meggan Joy.

Craftsman Cellars, 1194 W. Summit Pkwy.
Mixed media on copper by Irene Dahl. Reception from 2-9 pm, with music by Nick Grow at 7 pm.

Community Building, 25 W. Main
The Inland Northwest Land Conservancy hosts "Nature," the Spokane Watercolor Society's annual membership show.

Community Pint, 120 E. Sprague
Art by Annecia Paulson, of Sage+Moss, including handmade macrame wall hangings. Also featuring live music by Deb, from 6-10 pm.

Dodson's Jewelers, 516 W. Riverside
Pastel and oil paintings by artist Bonnie Griffith in "Montana on My Mind," alongside a trunk show for Montana Sapphires (10 am-8 pm).

Express Employment Professionals, 331 W. Main
A collection of black-and-white photography by Bill and Kathy Kostelec.

Fellow Coworking, 304 W. Pacific
"Suspended Before Your Very Eyes" features textile artwork by Spokane's Louis Kodis.

Hills' Restaurant & Lounge, 401 W. Main
Music by the Front Porch Trio: Steve Simmons, Alan Fischer and Ron Greene.

Iron Goat Brewing Co., 1302 W. Second
Paintings by Travis Chapman, who skewers memes and reimagines popular paintings.

Josefine's Salon Concepts, 312 W. First
"Fitting Together.Art" features art by school-aged children living with autism. Proceeds benefit autism-related efforts.

Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, 115 S. Adams
"Excavate: Land, Space, Ocean, Body" by Helen Parsons features fabric and mixed-media art Reception from 5-9 pm; also open April 7 from noon-4 pm; artist talk at 1 pm.

Kress Gallery at River Park Square, 808 W. Main (third floor)
"No Tan: Beauty of Darks and Lights" features sumi-e and calligraphy by Keiko Von Holt and other local artists celebrating the Year of the Dog.

Leftbank Wine Bar, 108 N. Washington
Acrylics on wood panels by local artist Joel Stehr are displayed. Reception from 4-11 pm with music by Mary Chavez (7-10 pm).

The Living Room Vintage, 1816 E. Sprague
A trunk show of festival wear from Spokane-area vintage clothing vendors, and original paintings by Travis Michael Boersma.

Liberty Ciderworks, 164 S. Washington
Pop culture-themed art by L.A.-based artist Byron Black is displayed through the month. Reception 4-9 pm.

Lutheran Community Services Northwest, 210 W. Sprague
The nonprofit kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a window and chalk walk celebrating the power of individual and collective voices in ending sexual violence, along with the silhouette display "What is Your Name?"

Marmot Art Space, 1202 W. Summit Pkwy.
"Confluence: Painting & Dance" previews the upcoming performance by Vytal Movement Dance Company, with art by Grace Barnes and other regular gallery artists.

Maryhill Winery Spokane, 1303 W. Summit Pkwy.
The winery displays art by Robin Pickering, with live music by Pamela Benton.

New Moon Art Gallery, 1326 E. Sprague
The gallery features paintings by Clancie Pleasants, clayworks by Collista Bejjani and fine jewelry by Carole Landt. Reception from noon-5 pm.

Object Space, 1818 ½ E. Sprague
La Resistance presents "Revive Regenerate Renew," featuring work by two dozen Spokane-area artists. Includes a closing reception on April 28, from 5-8 pm.

Overbluff Cellars, 304 W. Pacific
The winery displays paintings and small sculptures made from grapevines by artist Felisa Carranza. Open noon-7 pm.

Pottery Place Plus, 203 N. Washington
April's guest artist is Katie Frey, who showcases her mixed media landscape and still life paintings. Reception 5-9 pm.

Resurrection Records, 1927 W. Northwest Blvd.
"Cats and Weiners" is a group show of art inspired by its title subjects, with a portion of sales benefiting cancer funds of Susan Webber and Kelly Fay Vaughn. Reception 6-9 pm.

River City Brewing Co., 121 S. Cedar
The brewery's monthly garage party includes beer, local food trucks and live music by Fat Lady, from 4-9:30 pm.

Robert Karl Cellars, 115 W. Pacific
Photography by Christopher Lamb, and the release of the winery's 2014 merlot.

Saranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main
Featuring member artists Roger Ralton's installation "Research II" and Jenny Hydes's video piece "Old Tricks."

Soulful Soups & Spirits, 117 N. Howard
Artist Dave Johnson displays his latest installation for the "Brass Knuckle Project," with live music by Ian Miles and the Meat Sweats. Reception 7-9 pm.

Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main
"Spokane Women Together: Portraits and Stories" by Rick Singer and Hilary Hart is a photography collection exploring Spokane's diverse population of women. The library also hosts a dramatic musical performance of Caleb Mannan's "Bust it Like a Mule" at 6:30 pm.

STA Plaza, 701 W. Riverside
Music by STA coach operator and musician Ken Davis, from 4:30-6 pm.

Terrain Gallery, 304 W. Pacific
Featuring Michael Dinning's mixed-media collection "Neighborhood."

Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, 115 S. Adams
"Metamaquette" features works by SFCC Art Dept. faculty Rob McKirdie and Tybre Newcomer.

Vino! A Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington
Art by Dan Harris, and a tasting of wines from Vino!'s Wine of the Month Club, from 3-7:30 pm.

William Grant Gallery & Framing, 1188 W. Summit Pkwy.
Featuring mixed media pieces by Vicky Cavin and glass art by Chantelle Flint. ♦


The original print version of this article was headlined "Spring Inspirations"

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