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Spokane International Film Festival “Posterizes” the Symphony

Spokane International Film Festival “Posterizes” the Symphony

The 17th Annual Spokane International Film Festival and the Spokane Symphony are partnering to launch SpIFF's 2nd Posterize on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. during the Symphony’s Movie Music Spectacular concert at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The event is designed to celebrate the art surrounding film.


 

For Posterize, artists from Spokane’s local design community will create movie posters of upcoming SpIFF films and also for some of the blockbusters to be performed by the symphony. The posters will be on display, in the Fox lobby before the concert.


 

Documentary, 'Glenn Campbell: I'll Be Me' to premiere in Spokane

Documentary, 'Glenn Campbell: I'll Be Me' to premiere in Spokane

The Riverview Retirement Community will premiere the critically acclaimed documentary, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, for two showings at the Bing Crosby Theater on Saturday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 18th at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $12.50 plus a handling fee, and can be purchased at 1-800-325-SEAT or ticketswest.com

The film conveys the life and career of American music icon, Glenn Campbell, chronicling his diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, decision to go public, and his final tour.

After glen made history as the first major American celebrity to go public with the diagnosis, he and his family embarked on a short "Goodbye Tour" that eventually evolved into a 151-show nationwide tour. The tour included a stop in Spokane in March 2012.

The documentary has earned widespread critical acclaim for reviewers including Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times who called it "one of the most remarkable documentaries in recent years."

Chase Gallery All Media Juried Exhibition extends entry deadline to Jan. 23

Chase Gallery All Media Juried Exhibition extends entry deadline to Jan. 23

Spokane Arts has expanded the entry deadline for their open call to artists for the All Media Juried Exhibition by one week. The deadline is now January 23rd, 2015.

Spokane Arts announced an open call to all visual artists in our region for a juried group exhibition at the Chase Gallery in Spokane, Washington. Eligibility is regional including Northern Idaho, Eastern Washington and Western Montana. Submissions will be juried by Ryan Hardesty, Curator of Art and Exhibitions at Washington State University Museum of Art. Entries of artwork in all media will be considered within the specified guidelines. It will be held in the Chase Gallery from July 1st – September 29th, 2015.


The Chase Gallery is located in City Hall at 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. in Spokane. An artist reception will be held on Friday, August 7th, 2015, 5:00 p.m-9:00 p.m in conjunction with First Friday. Gallery hours are Monday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Local artist's exhibit, "Ric Gendron: Rattlebone", opens in Gonzaga's Jundt Art Museum Jan. 23

Local artist's exhibit, "Ric Gendron: Rattlebone", opens in Gonzaga's Jundt Art Museum Jan. 23

The Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University will open the new year with the exhibition titled “Ric Gendron: Rattlebone,” featuring paintings from the artist’s 30-year career, as well as historic and contemporary cultural objects from the artist’s family. The exhibition runs through April 2nd.

Gendron, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, was born on the Colville Reservation in Northeastern Washington and grew up in Coulee Dam and Spokane. His mother was a member of the Umatilla Tribe and his father was a Colville Tribe member. 

“For thirty years, Ric Gendron has been quietly and intensely creating a deeply imaginative, sincere, culturally authentic, approachable body of work – beautiful moving paintings,” said Ben Mitchell, the exhibition’s curator.

The Spokane Symphony celebrates Holiday Pops

The Spokane Symphony celebrates Holiday Pops

Resident Conductor, Morihiko Nakahara, will lead the Spokane Symphony, the Chorale, and the Spokane Area Youth Choirs in some of the season’s most-loved holiday songs and carols. Santa and local cabaret singer Abbey Crawford will also stop by to help spread the holiday cheer at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Saturday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m.


 

“I am particularly excited about this year's program because we are presenting such a wide variety of repertoire,” Nakahara said. “This will be a musical journey with something for everyone in your family.”


 

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts Fund, in partnership with the Gold Star Families, the City of Spokane, and the Spokane Public Facilities District seeks an artist, or artist team residing in Washington and Idaho, to develop a memorial honoring fallen heroes that have served post- 9/11.

 

The memorial will be sited on the south side of the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The selected artist or artist team will work with Spokane Arts Fund, The Spokane Public Facilities District staff, and the representatives from the Gold Star Families from design through construction of the project. During the design phase, representatives from the Gold Star Families will heavily inform the process.

 

The artist will work with Spokane Arts Fund, the Gold Star Families and the Spokane Public Facilities District to develop a permanent public art memorial for the Spokane Arena. The desired artistic approach will create a sculptural plaza that suggests a place where people will gather for a variety of observances and events. The artwork should represent and be inclusive of all Armed Services with particular attention to post 9/11 fallen heroes.

Spokane native Laura Becker returns to the city as new Executive Director of Spokane Arts

Spokane native Laura Becker returns to the city as new Executive Director of Spokane Arts

After leaving Spokane shortly following her graduation from Mead High School in 1995, Laura Becker is returning to her hometown as the new Executive Director of Spokane Arts.
 

“I'm from Spokane, but I'm new to Spokane,” Becker explained from her desk at Spokane Arts' downtown office.

 

Becker began her undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University, then transferred to the University of Washington where she earned her degree in Art History and Classical Studies. Eventually, she went on to earn a post-graduate degree in Museum Education from the Rhode Island School of Design.