by Inlander Staff

All venues will be open 5-9 pm on Friday, Oct. 3, unless otherwise noted.

Capsule descriptions of venues written by Sheri Boggs, Michael Bowen and Ann M. Colford

1. Adams Street Lofts/Kolva Sullivan Gallery, 115 S. Adams St. -- Archie Bray Residents Ceramic artists from the renowned Archie Bray Institute exhibit their work. Artists include: Jennifer Allen, Darcy Badiali, Beth Cavener Stichter, Minerva Chango, Josh DeWeese, Kowkie Durst, Valerie Hellermann, Jeremy Kane, Ben Krupka, Tyler Lotz, Wood-Jae Maeng, Jennifer Prichard, Morgan Ringer, Keith Simpson, Albion Stafford, Curtis Stewardson, Anna Stoysich, Karen Swyler, Glenda Taylor, Sandra Trujillo, Tara Wilson, Elizabeth Zacher. Oct. 3-4 * 458-5517

Special event: Ceramic Workshop Sculptor Beth Cavener and Potter Karen Swyler will demonstrate their work from 10 am-4 pm on Saturday, October 4, at the Adams Street Lofts, 115 S. Adams St. Free. For more information, contact Rosemary at 624-3624. This workshop is sponsored by ASEWU (Associated Students of Eastern Washington University).

A Group Show, Four Artists The works in this show, curated by artist and instructor Bradd Skubinna, form a subtle and compelling dialogue with one another; Katy Stone's delicate yet edgy paintings on Mylar keep company with Ryan Hardesty's deceptively simple line abstracts. Heidi Arbogast asks the viewer to consider the impact of a single word, removed from its kitschy context, and Ruby Palmer's abstract paintings are like contemporary quilt pieces in hues of olive, orange, aubergine and gray. Through Nov. 2 * 458-5517

Keith Simpson: Ceramic Sculpture There is a line from Tom Robbins' book Skinny Legs and All which Simpson claims as his credo: "If there is a thing, a scene, maybe, an image that you want to see real bad, that you need to see but it doesn't exist in the world around you, at least not in the form you envision it, then you create it so that you can look at it and have it around, or show it to other people who wouldn't have imagined it because they perceive reality in a more narrow, predictable way." Come see his visceral, anatomically and pop-culturally inspired work. Through Nov. 2 * 458-5517

2. Railside Center Music City Building, 1011 W. First Ave. -- A group of artists will be appearing on the main level: Crosswalk Sculpture An installation, made expressly for the Visual Arts Tour by kids from Crosswalk, features a variety of techniques and materials, as well as the input of twenty or so young artists. * 838-0606

Jim Dhillon: Entering a New Phase Half of Dhillon's show is newer work of a more mysterious nature, while the other half is comprised of previous paintings in oil, acrylic, and mixed media. * 276-2841

Nan Drye: Magpie Series While there are no actual magpies represented in this show of fiber/mixed media pieces by Spokane artist Nan Drye, there are all the sorts of things magpies love: found objects, shiny things and a variety of textures and textiles. * 922-7940

Kuhlmann Kreations Gallery: Fall Is Beautiful Paul Kuhlmann shows a seasonal selection of metal and metal-and-wire free-standing and wall-hanging sculptures, in addition to a handful of nature-inspired paintings. * 484-5163

Michael Peter: Mixed-Media Clocks Michael Peter of InsideOut Accents displays his one-of-a-kind mixed-media clocks, which incorporate natural materials, metal accents and even wax and beads. Some clocks are abstract pieces while others are thematic in nature, including "vineyard" and "European" interpretations. * 327-3392

Sandra Dee Hilson: Memory Glass One of the things Sandra Dee Hilson's mother loved in the last days of her battle with Alzheimer's were her daughter's painted glass works. Hilson's pieces include candle holders, vases and other functional glass items, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her art will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. * 443-6255

Morgue Bodies C.S.I.: Crime Scene Insects This one's not for the squeamish: two life-sized clay bodies representing various states of decay offer a rare look at how insects help detectives at the scene of a crime. Forensic artists Holly and Ron Dreager, aka Corpses Anonymous, present work in clay and composite materials, with accompanying video. Corpses Anonymous. Friday, Oct. 3 * 499-0357

The "Art" in Marketing Your Business If your business is ready for big impact images, consider On the Edge Media Group, which offers a presentation of photography, graphics, cinema, web development and print with Deke Cloyd, Jim Hopson, Scott Wolf, Dan Swanson, Ken Martinez and Kurt Madison. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 3-4 * On the Edge Media Group * 744-0971

GoodWorks Gallery, 1019 W. First Ave. -- Residual Flame - Salt and Vapor-Fired Clay Vessels The elements of salt and steam perform their specific alchemy in this show of ceramic work by David Hutchens. Through Oct. 25 * 462-3643

Art Is Art Gallery, 1021 W. First Ave. -- Patrick Sullivan Due to a fortuitous accident suffered by a fellow artist and comrade, Patrick Sullivan has not one but two solo shows at the Art Is Art Gallery. In addition to his installation "A Freeway Runs Through It," incorporating chicken wire, found materials, lights and chalk, and celebrating the meditative properties of the urban jungle, Sullivan offers an extensive exhibit of current and older work. His quirky, intelligent sensibilities infuse his ceramic works, many of them inspired by some of our favorite body parts. If you've never seen Sullivan's work before, make sure you check out this show the night of the VAT. Through Oct. 31 * 998-0210

Avenue West Gallery, 1023 W. First Ave. -- Introduction of a New Gallery Artists Olivia Waterman, Nadine Kay (Sherman), Linda Lowrey, Janet Hess and Dian Zahner show off Spokane's newest artists' co-op gallery. Featuring watercolor, glass, photography, handmade paper and basketry, in addition to paintings of "goddesses in many cultures," photography of European villages, origami earrings, greeting cards and more. Ongoing * 456-3178

Art By Yourself, 122 S. Monroe St. -- Rally in the Alley Another round of visual arts, music, food and drink in the alley at Railside Center. Performers include L.A. jazz/funk band the Big Pill, Seattle reggae band Little Big Man and Laffin Bones. Music from 7-11 pm; spaghetti feed courtesy of CenterStage; kids' activities with Andrew Baucom; beer garden courtesy of Catacombs. Friday, Oct. 3 * 838-8993

Far West Billiards, 1001 W. First Ave. -- Carrie Vielle at Far West Billiards Travels to Europe and a fascination with the Renaissance imbues this work of charcoal on mixed media and found art pieces by Carrie Vielle with a classic, cosmopolitan sensibility. Through Oct. 18* 455-3429

3. Spokesman Review Production Facility, 1 N. Monroe St. -- A Matter of Time Steven Valentyne Adams' glass, metal and neon installation Oct. 3 only * 459-5060

4. Galleria De Felice, 10 S. Post St., in the Davenport Hotel -- Original Oil Paintings and Sculpture The elegant art space at the Davenport Hotel features an ongoing exhibition of high-end contemporary representational original paintings by Ovanes Berberian, Kathleen Hooks and Denise Bartlett, along with bronze sculptures by Vincent De Felice. Berberian, who hails from Armenia, lives in Idaho now and shows his serene landscapes and still lifes in galleries across Europe and North America. Hooks lives on a rural farm east of Pasco and creates studies of light and shadow in nature using both oil and watercolor. * 624-2800

5. Douglas Gallery, 8 N. Post St. -- Govinder Unleashed The Douglas Gallery inaugurates its new digs on the reconstructed Post Street corridor with the sleek and urbane animal imagery of London artist Govinder Nazran, who spent many years as an illustrator for children's books and greeting cards before turning to the fine art market a decade ago. His graphics and sculptures of cats and dogs feature bright colors and contemporary lines and are exhibited in galleries across the UK. Music by Lindell Reason. Ongoing * 624-4179

6. Hamer's Windows, Corner of Riverside Ave. and Post St. -- The Heart and Soul of the Symphony Nine of Don Hamilton's oversize photographs - some are up to 30 x 45 inches -- take an inside look at the Spokane Symphony. The close-up shots depict horn players blowing and violinists sawing away, both during performance and at rehearsal. Through Nov. 3 * 326-3136

7. Art @ Work, 123 N. Post St. -- After this month, the Art @ Work Gallery will be moving back to the MAC in Browne's Addition, so this the last Visual Arts Tour to catch the spirit of the gallery's huge downtown space. As always, Art @ Work features paintings, sculpture, glass, photography, prints and drawings from more than 70 local and regional contemporary artists, including Mel McCuddin, Kay O'Rourke, Ric Gendron and Kathleen Cavender. New selections highlighted are the mixed-media photographic images of Gay Waldman and a series of plein air landscapes by painter Gordon Wilson of Whitworth College. Light refreshments will be served. Music by Canned Music. Ongoing * 458-3580

8. Old Burlington Coat Factory Windows, 700 block of West Main Ave. -- Inland Crafts Showcase The annual Inland Crafts show and sale, a showcase for fine art crafts in the region held the first full weekend of November, always draws a crowd. Get a sneak preview of this year's event with this sampling of works from ten Inland Crafts artists, both new additions and long-time favorites. Clay artists Gina Freuen and Chris Nylander, fiber artists Louise Kodis and Sheila Mead, metal sculptors Derek Klein and Mary Alderette, and etched glass artists Jerry and Rayetta Perrett are among those represented. Through October 31* 624-8566

Whatever Happened to Feminism? When a reader posed that question to a newspaper advice columnist, the query caught the eye of Spokane artist Nan Drye. Some time later, she came across a box chock-full of old electric mixer beaters at St. Vinny's. Further influenced by Arlie Hochschild's book, The Second Shift, about the hours worked by contemporary women both on the job and at home, Drye put her creative energy to work. Throw in bunches of ribbons in a color Drye calls "Barbie-pink," and you have a mixed-media installation that's both fun and thought-provoking. 922-7940

9. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Atrium Caf & eacute;s on 3, 3rd Floor -- Live music provided by Don Kush on acoustic guitar from 5:30-8:30 pm.

Photographic Art The Spokane Camera Club presents an exhibit of color and black-and-white photographs by their membership and, in conjunction with the Spokane Sister Cities Association, photographs by members of the Nishinomiya Photo Arts Association. A range of subjects, styles and techniques will be on display. * 326-2610

Romantic Scenes of Manito Park When New York artist Anthony Curcio moved here several years ago, he was so taken with Manito Park that it has become something of an artistic obsession. His romantic oil paintings for this show at River Park Square are "teasers" for a larger body of work he's planning in honor of Manito Park's centennial next year. Friday, Oct. 3 only * 954-5323

Karen Harwood: The Secret Life of Ties They can be as professional as a simple diagonal stripe or as wild as that orange-and-purple thing your Uncle Harry used to wear. Artist Karen Harwood exhibits her whimsical series of oil paintings of neckties, and the Walter Mitty-type lives they'd like to inhabit, if only they could open the closet door by themselves. Friday, Oct. 3 only * 928-4099

On the Main Floor Atrium -- Sami Perry & amp; Darrell Sullens New tile work by Sami Perry (whose found object and salvaged metal furnishings were such a big hit at last year's VAT). Darrell Sullens offers new paintings of landscapes and figures. Friday, Oct. 3 only * 924-9454

Kress Gallery -- Melissa Cole: Recent Work If you remember the cover of our Fiction Contest issue, with its leaping salmon, its zillions of stars and a benevolent crescent moon, you're already familiar with Melissa Cole's intricate work. Inspired by the natural world and the patterns and symbols of native cultures, Cole is a Spokane favorite. Her work appears at the Kress Gallery through the cooperation of the Art at Work Gallery, which moves back to the MAC campus later this fall. Opening reception from 5-8 pm. Through Dec. 1 * 456-3413

10. Chase Gallery, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (use Post Street Entrance) -- My Mother, My Father Whether for good or bad, parents have an undeniable influence on their children's lives. Several Spokane area artists explore their relationships with their own parents for this month's exhibition at the Chase. Featuring works by Margot Casstevens, Kathleen Cavender, Mary Farrell, Jo Fyfe, Ric Gendron, Rhea Giffin, Melissa Lang, Mason McCuddin, Mel McCuddin, Mardis Nenno, Carl Richardson, Kay O'Rourke, Todd Rattray, Tom Quinn, Allie Vogt, Gordon Wilson and Ken Yuhasz, the show spans styles, ages and backgrounds to address a relationship common to everyone. Through Oct. 24 * 625-6050

11. Sculpture Gallery, 221 N. Wall St., Suite 211, on the second floor of Old City Hall -- The Sculpture of Lee Coulter Sacramento artist Lee Coulter transforms written symbols into three-dimensional metal sculpture. In doing so, he says, he tries "to find the 'woman' form in the Chinese character for woman, or the drop of water and 'splash" in the character for water." Friday, Oct. 3 * 838-1916

12. People's Alley, 117 N. Howard St. -- People's Alley A pedestrian-friendly walkway that connects Howard and Wall streets in the alley between Main and Riverside avenues. Sign design by WhiteRunkle and fabrication by Hazen Audel. Ongoing * Greg Green Foundation * 688-8000

13. Lorinda Knight Gallery, 523 W. Sprague -- Melissa Lang: New Paintings Melissa Lang's swirling, large-scale acrylics are, in gallery owner Lorinda Knight's words, "abstract, with reference to plant-based life." Her canvases seem spontaneous and dance-like in spirit; occasionally, Lang scatters solid-colored ovals across the front of her compositions, providing a sense of depth. Upstairs, in the mezzanine, Jundt Museum curator Paul Brekke will fill two rooms with his computer-generated prints in heavy pigment, with plenty of dark, diagonal, etched lines angling through two themed sets of prints: his mask and moth series. Through Nov. 1 * 838-3740

14. Constant Creations, 524 W. First Ave. -- Tattooists as Fine Artists Have you ever looked closely at a really well-executed tattoo? The quality of the work on skin rivals anything you'd find on a gallery wall. Now, five experienced tattoo artists - Jason Oestreicher, Constance Eller, Charissa Eller-Doughty, Zoe Thorne and Judy Parker - display their talents in acrylics and oils, with subjects from florals and landscapes to underwater fantasies. Local string quartet Quartetto Espressivo enhances the mood with fun and diverse selections from Haydn to pop. Constant Creations is located next to the Blue Spark, right around the corner from the Lorinda Knight Gallery. Through Oct. 25 * 747-8600

15. Liberty Caf & eacute; at Auntie's Bookstore, 404 W. Main Ave. -- Behind the Scenes - Paintings With a Narrative At the Liberty Caf & eacute; inside Auntie's, Debbie Hughbanks will exhibit acrylic and pastel paintings of animals - English setters, moose, woodpeckers and polar bears, among others. Marsha Marcuson leans toward figurative paintings in acrylics and oils, investigating the interaction between people and places, especially in city scenes. Printed narratives accompany each work, describing their origins and the creative process. Through Oct. 31 * 233-9352

16. Tinman at the Downtown Rocket, 24 W. Main Ave. -- Spontaneous Visions: Ric Gendron and Mel McCuddin Tinman steps out of its Garland neighborhood with this show of new oils by Mel McCuddin and acrylics by Ric Gendron. Live music TBA. Through Oct. 31 * 325-1500

Namaska, 22 W. Main Ave. -- John Noble: Animal Art John Noble creates large-scale drawings (in graphite on canvas, with pastel) of animals that convey both dignity and humor: elephants, moose, giraffes and bears. About 20 of his drawings and prints will be on display. Through Nov. 5 * 328-8283

FSG studios, 20 w. main ave. -- Women in Art Jewelry by Desir'ee Hosner and oils on canvas by Katey Mandley. Live jazz by Bo Cooke and Dan Spalding. Through Oct. 31 * 218-3903

17. Huneke Gallery at Spokane Art School, 920 N. Howard St. -- Gina Freuen: A Shift in Passion Gina Freuen makes really big teapots. In "A Shift in Passion," she exhibits both wood-fired teapots - some of them 2 feet tall -- alongside manipulated computer drawings and photographs of those same ceramic figures. Unlike the metallic appearance of raku pottery, Freuen's wood-fired earth-tone pots possess a distinctive surface texture and color quality, which she then warps and stylizes in her computerized photos. Through Oct. 17 * 328-0900

Metal to Magic Benches -- Artists from Spokane were commissioned by the Davenport District Arts Board and the Spokane Arts Commission to create custom benches out of recycled metal from Steam Plant Square, which donated the metal after the renovation of this world-class historic structure. The artists bring to this project a multiplicity of visual art and design ideas from classical Egyptian to just flat-out funky. The artists and locations are:

Hazen Audel - east side of Davenport Hotel, Timothy Biggs - adjacent to Courtyard Office Suites on First Avenue , Bill Close - adjacent to EWU Downtown Campus on First Avenue, David Govedare - soon to be installed adjacent to the Big Easy on Sprague Avenue, Peter Jagoda - adjacent to Washington Trust Bank on First Avenue, Sami Perry - across from Washington Trust Bank on First Avenue, Ken Wolf - adjacent to Far West Billiards on Monroe Street

Women's Drop-In Center, 218 S. Howard St. -- Reflective Art The Drop-In Center offers a variety of art classes, and its clients have accumulated nearly 50 pieces that speak of women's experiences in abuse and in healing. The mediums include clay sculpture, watercolor paintings, bottle art, knitting and crocheting, and even a portrait group. Friday, Oct. 3 only * 455-4249

The Creighton Gallery at North Star Ceramic Center, 714 E. Sprague -- Modern Raku New to the Visual Arts Tour this time is the Creighton Gallery inside the North Star Ceramic Center, almost across from the new location of Colburn's Gallery on East Sprague. Dedicated to the ceramic arts, the gallery features the latest experimental works of six committed raku devotees: Dennis Young, Jeff Harris, Robin Smith, Daryl Baird, Hilda Bradshaw and Jerry and Saundra Dormaier. The artists will be available to discuss their own techniques and raku in general during the Friday reception. Through Nov. 5 * 747-6174

Colburn's 811 Gallery, 811 E. Sprague, Suite B-1 -- Sue Rohrback: Prime Time Colburn's recently moved out to this new site on East Sprague, just east of the lights at Sherman Avenue, and owner Mary Cordes says they're loving their space in the low-slung brick building with the blue awning (also home to the Social Security Administration offices). For the first Visual Arts Tour in their new digs, the gallery features works in gouache and oil by Sue Rohrback, who'll be on hand to chat with visitors about her landscapes, still lifes and figures. Light refreshments add to the festivities. Through Oct. 24 * 838-8412

Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St. -- River Ridge Association of Fine Arts Membership Show Oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics and mixed media by members of the River Ridge Association of Fine Arts. Through Oct. 31 * 327-6628

Tinman Artworks, 811 W. Garland Ave. -- Don Clegg: Celebrating the Seasons Celebrate the changing seasons with local watercolor artist Don Clegg at Tinman Artworks in the Garland District. Clegg's still life compositions evoke the serenity of the garden and its cycle of life. The artist will be on hand for the Friday reception, when he'll sign copies of his new book on watercolor technique. The gallery also boasts a fine collection of offbeat cards and gifts, along with books for children and adults. Live Music. Through Oct. 27 * 325-1500

Estudio de Arte Felisa Carranza, 612 W. Garland Ave. -- En Sus Manos (In His Hands) Spanish-born artist Felisa Carranza exhibits mixed-media artwork reflecting the labor of hands in touching, loving, and creating, here in her working studio space. Her light-filled storefront functions as both a working studio and display space, so this is a unique opportunity to see an artist's creative haven. She'll display a new series of mixed-media pieces in the collage technique, along with her vibrant giclee prints, black-and-white silhouette prints and whimsical red "energy balls" constructed of chicken wire and wrappings. Friday, Oct. 3; Saturday, Oct. 4, from noon-4 pm * 953-3312

Rocket Bakery, 903 W. Garland Ave.

Works From the Falls What goes better with art on the walls than fresh-brewed coffee - except maybe whole-wheat chocolate chip cookies and apple-cinnamon scones? In keeping with the burgeoning arts district, the Rocket Bakery on Garland has added art to the mix and this month presents works by Spokane Falls Community College students. Come see what the community's emerging artists are up to, and grab a double-grande soy latte at the same time. Through Oct. 27 * 325-1500

Corky's, 3822 N. Monroe St. -- The Wisdom Series In addition to great burgers and shakes, Corky's Drive-In at Garland and Monroe serves up Bennye Rushton's works in egg tempera and gold leaf on wood (Friday night only). The kitschy ambience of this vintage burger emporium provides a fun and funky backdrop for contemplating Rushton's small, detailed works. And if you've worked up an appetite from touring galleries, Corky's menu is sure to please. Friday, Oct.3 only * 838-7745

Studio 901, 901 W. Garland Ave. -- A Certain Slant of Light - Still Life and Figurative Paintings Artist Jesse Peck, a recent graduate of Gonzaga University's art department, inaugurates her new gallery in the Garland District with a show of oils on canvas. The gallery is located in the Southpaw Newsstand - another recent addition to the district - tucked in between Garland Printing and the Rocket Bakery. Refreshments will be served. Through Nov. 15 * 456-2069

29th Avenue Artworks, 3128 E. 29th Ave. -- Keep Your Day Job "Keep Your Day Job," despite its self-mocking title, features accomplished works: contemporary still lifes and florals in oils and oil-pastels by Stefani Rossi and Deb Sheldon. Jason Sheldon's contemporary metal sculptures feature organic forms with spiral shapes, such as twisted roots and seashells. Through Oct. 31 * 534-7959

Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave. -- Corbin Art Center: Faculty Exhibit Many notable local artists have served on the faculty at the Corbin Art Center over the years, and this year's instructors are now exhibiting their multi-media works in the Center's gallery space. Housed in the historic D.C. Corbin House and adjacent to the Corbin and Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, the Center offers a series of quarterly fine art and crafts classes and workshops through the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Both the house and the gardens are listed on the Spokane Register of Historic Places and located in the Marycliff/Cliff Park National Register Historic District Through Nov. 15 * 625-6677

Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University, 202 E. Cataldo Ave. -- Studio Art Faculty Exhibit 2003 Recent works by four Gonzaga faculty artists will be on display: Mary Farrell (prints and drawings), Gina Freuen (ceramics and drawings), Terry Gieber (ceramics) and Robert Gilmore (paintings). Through Oct. 14 * 323-6611

Cityscapes In "Cityscapes," an exhibition of prints and watercolors from the university's permanent collection, 24 artists share their impressions of urban environments. Prints range from the abstract to the iconic, from 1870s Paris to New York City in the 1990s, with stops along the way in Chicago, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Vienna, Siena, Pisa, Baghdad and elsewhere. Assistant Curator Paul Brekke offers a lecture and gallery tour during the VAT, starting at 7 pm. Through Nov. 1 * Arcade Gallery * 323-6611

Koehler Gallery, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd., Whitworth College -- Bread Upon the Waters: Christians in the Visual Arts Artists with a Christian worldview respond here both to contemporary society and to contemporary art. Prints and drawings by 38 artists - many of them from Christian colleges as far away as British Columbia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts - involve a variety of techniques: intaglio, lithography, monotype, woodcut and serigraphy. One example: Mary McCleary has a drawing that puts Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac in a startlingly contemporary setting. Through Oct. 22 * 777-4711

Northwest Museum of Arts & amp; Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. -- Lunch Box Memories At the MAC, as part of the Smithsonian's traveling exhibit, "Lunch Boxes in America," you can see the Brady Bunch, the Monkees, Scooby Doo and their ilk plastered on the sides of silvery metallic containers - but you can also design your own lunch boxes. The museum provides shiny containers and hundreds of magnetized designs and photos. The magic -- transporting yourself back to third grade -- is up to you.

Gregory Barsamian: Art in Motion When you step into the room containing a half-dozen of Greg Barsamian's unsettling kinetic sculptures, you'll rub your eyes and think you're witnessing magic of another kind. Wire figures seem to chase after one another; faces seem to turn inside out and then outside in. It's all done, not with smoke and mirrors, but with strobe lights and - well, it would ruin the magic to say more. Through Oct. 26 * 363-5325

Publication date: 10/02/03

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