A dozen local artists have teamed up for the newest showcase at Coeur d’Alene’s Emerge gallery and arts education center. Story and Image features a collection of illustrations based on Spokane author Sharma Shields’ short story “Witch Lake,” a piece inspired by actual historical events. Shields’ story was originally printed in 2016 by the Spokesman-Review for its annual summer short story series, and tells of a young woman who seeks to overcome, with the aid of her supernatural powers, severe trauma and abuse while living in the frontier wilderness of North Idaho near Lake Pend d’Oreille. Artists who’ve taken inspiration from “Witch Lake” include Tiffany Patterson, Susan Webber, Daniel Scully, Reinaldo Gil Zambrano and Derrick Freeland, who curated the show.
Opens Fri, Feb. 8 from 5-8 pm; on display through March 2, Wed-Sat from 12-4 pm • Free • Emerge • 208 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene • emergecda.org
— Chey Scott