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 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.
February 27, 2013 § Leave a Comment
New exhibit opening this Friday
Tobe Harvey and Bruce Hormann will have work in the Space this Friday!
We have a reception, and we have some exciting open hours to see the work in the quiet of the gallery, Saturday.
Mark you appointment app,
And come see us on Friday
January 17, 2013 § Leave a Comment
We are around this week.
Friday: Dan and then Jeff (our President and Grand Leader)
Saturday: Margo and Kurt (which means both are around much of the time)
We love talking to folks. We would also talk about drawing, or making things.
It’s what we like to do. Make things and think about making things. Ideas behind all of it fascinate us.
But just looking is fine too.
Most of us like to look as well as make.
January 11, 2013 § Leave a Comment
New members and the rest of us
is still here in the space.
But we are also looking for more members! It’s hard to believe, but we have a couple places open.
We are looking for artist interested in challenging what visual projects are and can be.
And right here in Spokane. If you are interested, send us a note.
email, twitter or Facebook work well.
January 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Images for the new exhibition!
Can you wait?
We are installing in the next couple days. Just jumpy as all with excitement.
We are looking forward to a new and wonderful year making, and exploring.
We can’t wait! We just can’t!
January 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
On Friday we are having a reception for a welcome showing of new members.
We also have a collection of works by our members, stalwarts all, who remain at work even without a deadline looming over their head. Come see what we have been doing.
We are looking forward to the reveal, and to visit after the holiday.
It feels as though we have been working hard, but there have been numerous Saturday/Sunday cycles piling on into the week.
What day is it?
Well, we are readying ourselves for the new year.
We would love to see you come by and se the work.
December 13, 2012 § Leave a Comment
It’s near the week-end, and we are ready for folks to come by and say hello.
Friday: Roger and Lance.
Saturday: Margo and Kurt!
They are always a great team to visit with, not that the others aren’t.
December 2, 2012 § Leave a Comment
We will have a project: ONE MILLION BONES as a 24 hour pop-up installation at the project space.
TODAY, December 2nd.
We will be open for viewing from 12 to 5 on that day.
Check out this site for more information on the national project: http://www.onemillionbones.org/
- Segments of two plaques showing some of the bones for the project.