Every woman has had it happen at least once: Walking down the street, with a look of non-expression on her face, or one that means serious business, and some asshole calls out, “Smile, beautiful!” This universal female experience is the inspiration behind local artist Myesha Callahan Freet’s series You’d Look Better With a Smile, which began with one mixed-media portrait of the artist, and has since expanded to include those of more than 40 women living in the Inland Northwest. At a workshop earlier this year, the women sat for their own portraits and then used charcoal to self-edit their own faces with personal reactions to this constant male request to “smile.” The collection is on display through July 10, with viewing hours from 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. A closing reception is scheduled for Friday, July 6.
Opening reception Fri, June 15 from 4-8 pm • Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center • 405 N. William St., Post Falls • bit.ly/2sOT664 and callahanfreet.com
— Chey Scott