May 9, 2013 § Leave a Comment
We have some great work. Have you seen what Lance did to the pieces this past week?
You wouldn’t think it’s possible.
We have just sat there and wondered. And then it gave us some time to ponder, and think of what we would have done.
Come on by to see.
This week, we have folks in the space, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
A full week!
And it’s going to be dandy.
May 3, 2013 § Leave a Comment
What do you think they are doing in there?
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.
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 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!