Brought to you by The Spokane Visual Arts Commission

Furniture Between the Curtains - Good Works Gallery * 1019 W. First Ave. * 462-3643

Metal, glass and granite furniture by Sandpoint artist Tom Sykes is featured at Good Works Gallery, one of the new art spaces in the Odd Girls Hall building on West First. Sykes uses these sculptural materials to create unique coffee tables and dining tables in a variety of sizes and styles. In addition to the furniture, the gallery offers handcrafted jewelry and fine arts crafts by local artists. Through February 27

Punctum Design Presents: Margot Casstevens & amp; Kurt Madison

1021: An Art Space * 1021 W. First Ave. * 922-2824

Mixed-media sculpture exhibition and mixed-media window installation. Margot Casstevens' plaster casts of various body parts -- including fingers, torsos, thighs, feet and even entire human forms -- combined with bits of text and other elements, offer an intriguing meditation on what it means to be human. Her sculptural images in "Discursus" give the sense of figures caught in motion. Also, Kurt Madison has a mysteriously untitled installation in the works; anyone who's seen his installations before know they're intriguing, provocative uses of spatial parameters. Through February 28

Raw Space

Old Music City Building * 1011 W. First Ave. * 625-6050

"Artist-organized exhibit featuring over 160 local and regional artists" doesn't really do this regular Visual Arts Tour offering justice. This year's participation breaks all previous Raw Space participation records, and there will be a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional artworks represented -- including photography, drawings, pastels, jewelry, clothing, fiber arts, ceramics, tiles, painting and more. Music by "Lonesome" Lyle Morse 5:30-8:30pm. A program of the Spokane Arts Commission. Sponsored in part by KISS-FM. Through February 9

A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words Old Music City Building * 1011 W. First Ave. * 744-0971

Photography by Deke Cloyd, Craig Brack, and Michael McDermott of On the Edge. On the mezzanine of the old Music City Building. owner Deke Cloyd says that if a "picture speaks a thousand words, ours speak a million." On the Edge is just what the name implies: in-your-face, kinetic, risk-taking photography that makes an impact. On the Edge has been hired by everyone from small mom and pop-type businesses to major corporations like Pepsi Cola and Swatch. They have even transferred their photography to such tricky surfaces as stained glass and a blown-out eggshell. Through February 21

Anna Voronina and Yevgeniy Ampleyev: New Works

Far West Billiards * 1001 W. First Ave. * 624-1595

New photography and paintings by these two emerging local artists will be on display at Far West Billiards, in the increasingly vibrant Davenport Arts District. Through March 6

E.L. Stewart: Enough of Either The Met Gallery * 901 W. Sprague * 327-2456

Figurative acrylics on canvas by E.L. Stewart at the Met Gallery. Stewart's previous work has often been either scenic -- inspired for instance by the Latah Creek area -- or erotic -- capturing the indelible qualities of her subjects in their most natural state. For this show, Stewart brings not only a collection of new nude works, but also paintings inspired by stories in the Bible. The artist will be present from 6-8 pm on Friday, February 7. Through February 28

Galleria De Felice * 10 S. Post St. in the Davenport Hotel * 624-2800

It's elegant art in an elegant space at the Davenport Hotel. The gallery features high-end contemporary representational original oil paintings and bronze sculptures by Ovanes Berberian, Melville Holmes, Betty Billups, Vincent De Felice, Heidi Wastweet, Deborah Copenhaver, Jerry McKellar and Glenn Emmons. The artists at Galleria De Felice live in the local area but their work is generally only available in larger art markets around the country. The gallery will be open until 9 pm and beyond for the Visual Arts Tour. Ongoing

Art@Work *123 N. Post St. * 458-3580

See contemporary works by over 60 regional artists in various media at the Northwest Museum of Arts & amp; Culture's downtown gallery, Art@Work. One of the largest art gallery spaces in town, Art@Work is also a nonprofit rental and sales program designed to increase exposure for regional artists through rental of contemporary artwork to local businesses and museum members. Currently, Mel McCuddin's paintings are featured, along with works by Kay O'Rourke, Charlie Palmer, Ric Gendron, and Dan Spalding. New to the Art@Work family are Palouse painter Janet Hopper and local sculptor Dick Shindler. Jazz stylists Schauer with Friends will be on hand from 6-8 pm during the Visual Arts Tour, and light refreshments will be served.

Decorate a Masterpiece! Children's Museum of Spokane * 110 N. Post St. * 624-6897

The Children's Museum of Spokane will be open extended hours during the Visual Arts Tour. Youngsters and the young-at-heart may come in for some face-painting fun, using the most unique masterpiece - themselves - as their canvas. Other participatory kids' art activities will be available, too.

Four separate shows * River Park Square Atrium Cafes Gallery, 3rd level. February 7 only. Music 6-8pm by Canned Music with Linda Parman

Bev & amp; Kelly Barnett and Tracy Herrmann: Nature and Whimsy --This trio is back at River Park Square to showcase their watercolors and mixed-media paintings. Herrmann's wildlife watercolors are accompanied by Bev and Kelly Barnett's watercolor and mixed-media abstracts. 455-3957

Cadillac Inferno -- Metal and light sculpture by Joel Heinzen. Using such salvaged materials as old fire extinguishers, kerosene lanterns, old electric signs and even the front bumper of a 1968 Cadillac, Heinzen takes his rustic materials and turns them into functional art pieces with painted flames, colored lights and other visual bells and whistles. Look for a coffee table made out of the aforementioned Cadillac's nose, and a fountain series that lights up and is made of pipes and spigots. 218-0005

Spokane Camera Club -- Photography by members of the Spokane Camera Club. More than 140 pieces comprise this show of black-and-white and color works by the Spokane Camera Club. 326-2610

New Works: Version 5.8 -- Artist Jim Dhillon brings new oil and mixed-media paintings from his studio, Tegra Ping Utio, to River Park Square. Dhillon's modernist oils "inhabit the uncharted territory between minimalism and abstract expressionism" and "explain themselves in abstract language." 328-4053

Ruben Trejo at Kress Gallery

Kress Gallery (behind Atrium Cafes on 3, 3rd level) in River Park Square * 808 W. Main Ave. * 342-1744

Nationally renowned sculptor and mixed-media artist Ruben Trejo is featured at Kress Gallery in River Park Square. Best known for his "walking nail" sculpture pieces (which were exhibited at the Smithsonian several years ago), Trejo's recent work includes two- and three-dimensional pieces exploring clothing and what it signifies about us. While some pieces have been shown previously, this is the first time that the series will be seen in its entirety. It's an auspicious opportunity to see Trejo's paintings, as well as his new sculptural work (with some pieces reaching five feet in height). On your way into the Kress Gallery, see work by various artists at the Atrium Cafes on 3. Through March 31

Robert C. Buitr & oacute;n: Mal Burro Man, El Corrido de Happy Trails (starring Poncho y Tonto) and Other Stories

Chase Gallery * 808 West Spokane Falls Blvd. (use Post Street entrance) * 625-6050

The adventuresome Chicano photographer explores racial and ethnic stereotypes in his color and black-and-white photographs. Three separate narratives unfold in this playful, thought-provoking exhibit, which makes references to Chicano culture, old Westerns, Latino folk tales, the "European adventure" and even the Marlboro man. Music by Milonga, 6-8pm. Through February 14

Italian Bronze Sculpture by DelMar * 221 N. Wall St., Suite 211 * 838-1911 * & lt;a href= " " & & lt;/a &

Features beautiful bronze sculptures by DelMar at their showroom in the Old City Hall, 2nd level. It's also a great opportunity to check out their fine art reproductions of such famous pieces as Rodin's The Kiss, Michelangelo's David and a broad selection of Art Nouveau, Egyptian, Western, Roman, Greek, European and Classical sculpture. Ongoing

Works from the Heart Former Lamont's * Wall & amp; Riverside * 363-5325

Original work by leading contemporary artists, including James Lavadour, John Buck, Kristin Capp and Jim Hodges. In addition to the big names from previous and current MAC exhibits, look for such regional art luminaries as Harold Balazs, Lanny DeVuono, Tom Dukich, Beth Lo and Josh De Weese. All work on view will be sold in silent and live auctions on February 15 during the Works From the Heart Dinner & amp; Auction to benefit the Northwest Museum of Arts & amp; Culture. Consider this your official sneak preview! Through February 14

Contemporary Quilts Lorinda Knight Gallery * 523 W. Sprague Ave. * 838-3740

Kim Powers collects sticks and stones and pieces of bone found in the fields and roadsides near her home on a plateau north of town. She incorporates them into contemporary art quilts ranging in size from 13" x 13" square to 5' high x 8' wide. Some have subtle earth hues that complement the weathered tones of her natural found objects; others are vividly colorful and may show signs of more "traditional" quilt craftsmanship in terms of intricate stitching, patterns and more. Some, with squares of burnished silver, are quilts in name only; others are more straightforwardly "quilt-like." Through March 1

Spokane Watercolor Society Membership Show Colburn's Gallery of Fine Art * 203 W. Riverside Ave. * 838-8412

An exhibition of paintings by members of the Spokane Watercolor Society is on display at Colburn's Gallery of Fine Art. For this annual February event, each member brings in at least one painting; all members are either professional or semi-professional artists in the area. Also showing is Tea Pot Tribute, a juried exhibition of ceramic, china and porcelain teapots from local pottery artists. Several artists from the exhibitions will be on hand Friday night, and a variety of hors d'oeuvres will add a festive touch. Through March 1

Experimental Namaska * W. 22 Main Ave. * 328-8283

Mixed-media artwork by Laura Allen-Bold. This exhibit of ten pieces can best be described, in the artist's words, as "experimental mixed-media collage." Stamps, papier-m & acirc;ch & eacute;, paint and found objects all emerge in Allen-Bold's exploratory works. Through April 7

Patty Dike Haag: Water Signs Huneke Gallery at Spokane Art School * 920 N. Howard St. * 328-0900

Local painter Patty Dike Haag, a veteran of more than 20 years on the art faculty at Spokane Falls Community College, brings her acrylic artworks to the Spokane Art School's Huneke Gallery this month. Haag's imagery comes from her everyday surroundings; this series features objects found in and around water, from mops and buckets to lifejackets. In the dual nature of water as both threat and release, Haag sees a metaphor for balance in life, between letting go and staying connected. Through March 7

Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University * 202 E. Cataldo Ave. * 323-6611

E.J. Krisor: Transitions -- Los Angeles artist E.J. Krisor explores the ambiguities and conventions of modern life through the artistic traditions of the Old Masters in this stunning show currently on exhibit at the Jundt Art Museum. Large-scale canvases borrow the warm tones and composition tricks of the Baroque era, while Krisor gives the viewer "scenes" without offering any sure narrative. The sense of restless beauty is further underscored by the fact that some of the works are deliberately "unfinished," offering a rare look into a painter's process of both technique and thought. Through April 2

Bovine Beauty -- It's cows, cows, cows in the Arcade Galleries. The Jundt's permanent collection offers up a surprising selection of paintings, photographs and prints highlighting the theme of the cow. Through February 8

Susie Snider: Exploring the Dance of Light and Shadow in Pastel

Corbin Art Center * 507 W. Seventh Ave. * 625-6677

An instructor at the Corbin Art Center, Snider works in vibrant pastels on a variety of surfaces, including sandpaper. Animals, figures, and textures play a role in her explorations of subjects drawn from her daily life, and her work demonstrates the versatility of the pastel medium. Snider was named the 2nd-place winner for the 2002 amateur division of Artist Magazine's annual contest, and her work, Teva In The Shadows, can be seen in the January 2003 issue of the magazine. The Corbin Art Center is a historic mansion listed on Spokane's Register of Historic Places and was formerly the home of D.C. Corbin, one of the city's founding figures. The center will be open until 9 pm on the night of the Visual Arts Tour and on Monday-Wednesday evenings through March 6.

Felisa Carranza: New Gicl & eacute;e Prints and Other Works

Estudio de Arte Felisa Carranza * 612 W. Garland Ave. * 953-3312

Spanish-born artist Felisa Carranza opens up her Garland studio Friday for the Visual Arts Tour and again on Saturday afternoon. Her light-filled storefront functions as both a working studio and display space, so this is a unique opportunity to see "behind the scenes." Carranza's colorful acrylic mixed-media compositions fill the walls while her imposing sculpture series, Sounds of the Cave, stand sentry around the room. Smaller sculptures - red "energy balls" constructed of chicken wire and wrappings - illustrate her love for translucence and dimensionality in her works. Newer gicl & eacute;e prints done from her originals, along with black-and-white silhouette prints, are also on display.

The Big and the Small Of It Koehler Gallery of Art at Whitworth College * Fine Arts Building, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. * 777-3258

Pauline Haas, art professor emeritus at Whitworth College, offers "The Big and the Small of It," a show of mixed media, drawings, paintings and pastels, the title of which comes from the varying sizes of her works. Haas taught at Whitworth for 20 years before retiring in 1986. These new pieces are highly personal interpretations of "landscape as metaphor. Many were done in response to the loss of Haas's husband several years ago. The artist employs vivid color, an impressionistic eye and a sensitivity to nature in these accessible, approachable works. Through February 28

Young America: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Northwest Museum of Arts & amp; Culture * 2316 W. First Ave. * 363-5325

This is the final week to see a blockbuster exhibit featuring paintings and sculpture from the early days of our country's inception, at the Northwest Museum of Arts & amp; Culture. The "Young America" exhibit offers an unprecedented opportunity to experience the sensibilities, ideals, interests and culture of early America through the lens of art. The 57 works include portraits, landscapes, historical paintings, still lifes, and even scenes from literature. Notable pieces include George Catlin's portraits of Native Americans, Frederic Edwin Church's Aurora Borealis, John Quidor's The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane, and a series of works inspired by early American artists' fascination with Italy. Through February 17

Old Favorites/New Space Tinman Artworks * 811 W. Garland Ave. * 475-5556

Spokane's newest art venue, Tinman Artworks, will open its doors Friday night for the first time, taking over the space formerly occupied by Ratel's Art Supplies on Garland. Watercolors, oils and prints by Ken Spiering, Mary Anne Figgins, and Stan Miller are featured for the big opening along with paintings by owner Sue Bradley. All three featured artists will be on hand Friday, and Bradley plans to set the mood with jazz 78s from her father's jukebox. Along with the original artwork, Bradley will carry prints and greeting cards, wearable art, and a selection of art books and illustrated children's classics. Look for improvisational comedy, as the Blue Door Theatre opens right next door! Through March 31

All Venues open 5:00-9:00 pm on Friday, February 7, 2003

Publication date: 02/06/03

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