May 3, 2013 § Leave a Comment
What do you think they are doing in there?
May 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
What do they have in mind?
We have to wonder at the boxes, and the packing.
Just not you standard packing.
Wondering as Friday nears.
April 30, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Scott is returning from the West Side with a car load of work, and will be having an exhibition with Lance.
It opens Friday!
April 26, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Have you been by?
Oh, please do. We hate to sound this way, but it is a delightful show.
Everything is so nice. And it’s warm out.
Nice day for a stroll. It is a grand street to stroll on, anytime.
April 25, 2013 § Leave a Comment
We have some wonderful work in the space this month. But it’s only for this week, and then we have new folks coming into the space.
You have to see this work!
You do, you do!
Who is here to say hello, and answer questions?
Thursday: Larry Ellingson (back from a trip to the end of the universe, ask what that was like)
Friday: Lisa Nappa (noon to 4 pm), then Jeff Huston (4 to 8pm)
Saturday: Nancy Hathaway (noon to 4), and then Jon Faulks [one of our newest members] from 4 to 8pm.
Come On By! We’d love to visit and ponder the work with you.
April 5, 2013 § Leave a Comment
We saw this article in the paper this morning.
We are a little stunned, but not surprised. It has been a long time since we all felt the arts stood proud in Spokane. We have loved the work Karen has been doing with the city over the past 15 years. We were very sad, if not angry, to know she was not going to remain in the city structure and her City budget supported position.
Karen has been a hub of connection for all the creative fields in Spokane. Not just the visual arts, and definitely not just public art. The current show at the Chase gallery is one example of her work: a collaboration between visual and literary artists, and between mature and young creatives. Karen knew the broad range of artists in this community. Karen stunned us as she described best wood carver in Spokane, who is also homeless and living in a camp. Some of us have been in meetings with theater, symphony, jazz, pop, hip-hop musicians, ballet choreographers and performers, a couple visual artists, a couple owners and managers of fabricating companies, foundries, lighting specialists, the opera house, novelists, and then the painters and neon folks, and film producers, and have watched in awe as Karen steers the discussion to coordinating a project.
Yet, this is another step as Spokane and our creative community continues its re-boot cycle.
Some of us are going to re-visit the podcast of our symposium on the state of the arts in Spokane that Scott Kolbo organized.
Remember that? Remember him? Remember when the museum had an arts curator? Remember, remember?
Maybe we are just waxing nostalgic (so Spokane) about what is passing as Karen returns to her studio. We love the studio, and welcome her to keep working. But we also love what she has helped make here.
April 5, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I hope Cori and Ryan don’t mind too much
We shuck into the space to see what they have in, and we have a couple of images. Maybe a bit blurry, but something for you to catch, and see.
We hope to see you tomorrow evening.
Lots to do, remember!
Kolva/Sullivan, The Chase Gallery, and The Saranac Art Project
April 2, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Friday is huge here in town.
Not only do we, here at the Saranac have an opening, but members are participating in the Chase exhibit and past members are at Kolva-Sullivan as well.
Get out the walking shoes, because there are three places, at least, from one end to the other.
March 8, 2013 § Leave a Comment
We have some wonderful paintings in the space. Tobe has been doing some nice work, and it shows. We have a large set of smaller painting. Some have sold. Some remain. It’s quiet enough to be able to think about them.
Bruce Hormann has some very nice works in the space as well. Resin in-cased/in-closed/engulfed assemblies. We were looking at them today, and it’s stunning how clear he has been able to cast the works.
Should we ask im to do a workshop on casting the resin, or at least tell us what materials he is using? Or is it more wonderful to look and dream of their beauty?
If you came by today, we hope you said hello to Shelly Williams.
Friday: Bradd is there in the afternoon, and then Hannah. The children from next door will be through at sometime, we hope. That will be a fun visit.
Dan will be there for Saturday afternoon. We have an open slot for the evening, but it should be filled by then. Someone always/mostly steps up to the duty.
Have a visit.
Don’t forget: We are still looking for a couple folks to join. Roger talked to someone today who may join. Bernadette is working on a couple of other folks. All of them are great folks.