Local artists are coming together to help one of their own this weekend. Spokane woodcarver Hank Chiappetta is known for his ornate and entirely hand-chiseled wood carvings, including pieces on display in the Spokane City Council chambers at City Hall and the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University. Chiappetta is currently battling stage four terminal liver cancer. A heartfelt benefit show featuring hand-carved pieces by the artist, alongside original pieces by other local artists and friends of Chiappetta, has been organized to support Chiappetta’s family during this difficult time. Friends of the artist have also started a GoFundMe account for the family, under the name “Helping Hank in Time of Need.” As of this writing, more than $2,300 of a $4,000 goal had been raised.
Sat, Sept. 1 from 7-10 pm • Free to attend; donations accepted • 1507 E. Sprague • bit.ly/2wqyKkE
— Chey Scott