Artistic Wanderings

Enjoy this week's forecasted warm weather with an evening stroll during May's First Friday showcase

Artistic Wanderings
A photo from the series "Moon Over Spokane" by Pat Schilling

Though his passion in photography began with natural landscape scenes, Pat Schilling is now equally drawn to capturing unnatural landscapes — the brick, steel, asphalt and electric light that unite to form the urban jungles of our built environments. In recent years, the Spokane photographer has embarked on an ongoing project to capture the moon's glowing white silhouette floating high above Spokane's most notable urban landmarks. Schilling masterfully catches the moon soaring high above the Steam Plant's twin stacks, and peeking from behind the Expo '74 Pavilion's thick, twisted cables. See more of Schilling's work at; his photo series "Moon Over Spokane" opens Friday and remains on display at Avenue West through the month. ♦

Moon Over Spokane • Fri, May 5 from 5-8 pm; art on display through the month • Avenue West Gallery • 907 W. Boone, Suite B • • 838-4999

Receptions on Friday, May 5 from 5-8 pm, unless otherwise noted. For additional information, visit or

1900 Inc. & Gestalt Studio, 144 W. Pacific

Artists Jonathan Vanderholm and John Franek showcase their unique bodies of work in a show titled "Time/Light Relativity."

Andy's, 1401 W. First

Art by Jennifer Quick.

Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W. Main

Author Erin Pringle reads from her new collection The Whole World at Once, followed by a discussion about writing and some of the topics that inspired her work.

Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.

"Through the Lens of the Spokane Camera Club" showcases a range of subjects captured by members of the club. Reception from 5-10 pm.

ben GALLERY, 1024 W. Railroad Alley

Artist Ben Joyce showcases newly created works, alongside some previous favorites.

Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague

Holy Names Music Center's annual concert, "the Wild West Classique," at 7 pm.

Bistango, 108 N. Post

Music by Ron Greene.

Bozzi Gallery, 221 N. Wall

"Portraits of Power and Influence Exposed," a series by Spokane artist John Thamm.

Community Building, 35 W. Main

The Lewis and Clark High School Emerging Artists Exhibition; reception from 4-6 pm. Also includes films and performance art in the Magic Lantern Theater.

Core Pilates and Wellness, 1230 W. Summit Pkwy.

A showcase of art by Jo Quetsch; reception from 4:30-8:30 pm.

Craftsman Cellars, 1194 W. Summit Pkwy.

Kim Long's vividly colored paintings on wood are showcased; reception includes live music by Dave McRae from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Dodson's Jewelers, 516 W. Riverside

Recently created landscape paintings by Charles W. Palmer are on display.

Fellow Coworking, 304 W. Pacific

A selection of miniature oils on canvas by artist Kate Vita.

Hills' Restaurant & Lounge, 401 W. Main

Live music by the Front Porch Trio, from 6:30-9 pm.

Iron Goat Brewing Co., 1302 W. Second

Original screenprints of regional businesses and landmarks by Chris Bovey.

Keith Powell Gallery, 123 E. Second

Art by Keith Powell and David McMillin; reception from 5-10 pm.

Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, 115 S. Adams

"Unfinished Universe," a collection of acrylic paintings by Michael Pontieri; reception from 5-9 pm.

Kress Gallery, 808 W. Main (River Park Square)

A collection of artwork by middle school students of Spokane Public Schools. Also includes jazz performances by students from Rogers High School and Garry and Shaw middle schools, from 5-7 pm, in the food court.

LeftBank Wine Bar, 108 N. Washington

Pieces by local artists from the private collection of Isaac Gordon.

Lincoln Center Gallery, 1316 N. Lincoln

Watercolor landscapes by Jeannine Marx Fruci.

Liberty Building Gallery, 203 N. Washington

Child Humanitarian Arts (C.H.Arts) hosts an art show and sale benefiting the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

Liberty Ciderworks, 164 S. Washington

Abstract portraits by local artist Hannah Koeske.

Lucky Leaf Co., 1111 W. First

Artwork by Pamela Lowe, Ashleigh Davidson and Christian McGirk.

Marmot Art Space, 1206 W. Summit Pkwy.

New large-scale art by Jim Dhillon alongside work of other local artists.

Missing Piece Tattoo, 410 W. Sprague

Art by Pat Surprise in a show titled "Esirprus."

Modern Tipi, 19 W. Main

A photography showcase by Bob Charloe.

Mosaic Fellowship, 606 W. Third

An art show and silent auction featuring work by Melville Holmes, Thomas Becker, Harold Coleman, and Deborah and Ian Pettus.

Object Space, 1818½ E. Sprague

"Floaters: Paintings and NOISE Installations" features artwork by Austin Stiegemeier and performances by Fart Machine, Video Destroyer and Dario Ré, from 5-9 pm.

The Observatory, 15 S. Howard

"Areola Fifty One" group show.

Overbluff Cellars, 304 W. Pacific

Landscape photography by Alison Laselle; reception from noon-6 pm.

Paint & Pints, 718 W. Riverside

Art by David Arias; reception from 6-8 pm.

Patit Creek Cellars, 822 W. Sprague

Art by Tom Norton and live music by Seattle musician Jill Cohn, from 7-9 pm.

Pottery Place Plus, 203 N. Washington

Oil paintings of Columbia Valley desert scenes by Nora Egger; reception from 5-9 pm.

Richmond Gallery, 228 W. Sprague

An exhibition of work by the Gonzaga University Art Department's graduating seniors. Includes a public walk-through with artists on May 6 from 10:30-noon.

River City Brewing Co., 121 S. Cedar

Art by Skye Perrigo.

Robert Karl Cellars, 115 W. Pacific

Art by Erika Nicole, and the release of the winery's 2014 Malbec.

Saranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main

Instructional drawings by Mariah Boyle and a large-scale, hanging installation by Melissa Cole.

Solace Mead & Cider, 1198 W. Summit Pkwy.

Wildlife-themed acrylic paintings by Ryan James Herring.

Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main

Artwork by Nance Van Winckel, Todd Mires and St. George's School 7th and 8th graders, with live music by Summer in Siberia, from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Steelhead Bar & Grille, 218 N. Howard

Seascapes and landscapes by artist Gary Johnson.

T's Lounge, 703 N. Monroe

Urban art by Tasko.

Trackside Studio Ceramic Gallery, 115 S. Adams

Large-scale sculptures and functional ceramics by James Tingey and Jacob Hasslacher.

Urbanna Natural Spa.Salon & Wine, 104 S. Division

Abstract art by Ed Gilmore.

V du V Wines, 12 S. Scott

Mixed media paintings on copper by Irene Dahl, and music by Crushpad, from 5:30-9:30 pm.

West Second Pop-Up, 307 W. Second

A pop-up show featuring art by Dawn Hatchett, Sera Hatchett and Melissa Dailey.

William Grant Gallery and Framing, 1188 W. Summit Pkwy.

Mixed media artwork by Hepherson Riggins.

Weathers & Associates Consulting, 105 S. Madison

Photography by Bri Gardiner and Anna Copley. ♦

Jim Gaffigan @ Spokane Arena

Tue., Aug. 9, 7 p.m.
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About The Author

Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's Associate Editor, overseeing and contributing to the paper's arts and culture sections, including food and events. Chey (pronounced "Shay") is a lifelong resident of the Spokane area and a graduate of Washington State University. She's been on staff at the Inlander since 2012...