Rising Above - Art by Rosemary Barile, Karen Mobley and Deb Sheldon

Deb Sheldon, Souls Rise.
A trio of local female artists are showcasing their unique artistry in a group show opening at Terrain Gallery as part of April’s First Friday events. Though their preferred media vary, from textile art to painting, featured works by Rosemary Barile, Karen Mobley and Deb Sheldon share a common thread, having all been created since the start of the pandemic. Barile summarizes sentiments shared among the trio in her artist statement: “Like most artists I have been struggling to navigate the challenges of COVID over the past year. Canceled shows, closed galleries, anxiety, fear, panic and anger — so much anger. Early on it became clear that I needed to find a way forward for the sake of my mental health, to embrace this gift of time and solitude brought on by circumstances so beyond my control.” Stop by Rising Above if you’re seeking a moment of calm reflection and a sense of shared understanding.

April 2-May 1; gallery open Thu-Sat from 6-8 pm • Free • Terrain Gallery • 304 W. Pacific Ave. • terrainspokane.com

— Chey Scott

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