Fifteen months into the pandemic and almost four months after a catastrophic flood inside the gallery, The Art Spirit in Coeur d’Alene is back open: refreshed, renewed and refocused. Fittingly, the gallery’s May show is titled Graceful Renewal, a nod to its long-awaited return to some semblance of normalcy. The show features a medley of works by five Western artists: locals Del Gish and Kathy Gale, Montana artists Louise Lamontagne and Susan Mattson, and Wyoming’s Shannon Troxler. Art in the show ranges from soft, peaceful landscape paintings (Lamontagne) to pit-fired ceramics (Mattson) and masterful still lifes (Gish). In preparation for summer, the Art Spirit is also now open daily. Beat the crowds before tourist season starts for some fresh air and inspiring art viewing.
Graceful Renewal • Through June 5; open daily from 11 am-6 pm • Free • The Art Spirit Gallery • 415 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene • theartspiritgallery.com • 208-765-6006
— Chey Scott