- TOP: Shana Smith's art is at Kolva-Sullivan.
Spokane's monthly arts showcase features events — including gallery receptions, live music and a chance to meet local artists — across the downtown core and sometimes beyond. Though most galleries held receptions last week, First Friday organizer Downtown Spokane Partnership decided to officially host January's events on the second Friday of the month, Jan. 12, from 5-8 pm (unless otherwise noted below, events listed alphabetically by venue). The following listings were compiled from information provided by Downtown Spokane Partnership, as well as host venues and artists. For additional information, visit firstfridayspokane.org.
Spokane's rescheduled January event also coincides with downtown Coeur d'Alene's Second Friday Music Walk from 5-8 pm (details at artsandculturecda.org/music-walk). Also, if you missed receptions for your favorite venues or artists last week, make sure to check their regular hours of operation, as many venues display featured art through the month. (CHEY SCOTT)
Avenue West, 907 W. Boone
January's featured show "Spokane: My Favorite Places" features large-scale acrylics by artist David W. Barron, which remains on display throughout the month and is open for viewing Tue-Sat from 11 am-4 pm.
Barili Cellars, 608 W. Second
An eclectic show featuring favorite pieces from local artists who displayed their work at the winery throughout the last year. Reception from 4-9 pm.
Chase Gallery, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
An opening reception for the Chase's latest show, "Connectivity | Matters," featuring work by Heidi Farr, Jake Miller, Naoko Morisawa, Rachel Smith and Patrick Sullivan. The group show explores how we connect and relate with the world through materials, surroundings and people. Show runs through March 29; gallery is open Mon-Fri from 8 am-5 pm.
Community Pint, 120 E. Sprague
A collaborative project by local photographer (and Inlander art director) Derek Harrison and mixed media artist Lizzie Skaer, featuring scenic black-and-white photographs of the Northwest altered by abstract visions. On display through Jan. 31.
Express Employment Professionals, 331 W. Main
"Stern Beauty" features mathematically based, computer-created art by Bertrand Russell. On display through Jan. 29.
Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, 115 S. Adams
Shana Smith's "Perceptions of an Artist" features a portrait series of self-reflective drawings and paintings. The series is on display by appointment through Jan. 26, with a closing reception that day from 5-8 pm.
Leftbank Wine Bar, 108 N. Washington
See watercolor and acrylic paintings by local artist Rachel Nichols, who was inspired by the human connection and her travels throughout the Pacific Northwest. Art is on display through the month.
Liberty Ciderworks, 164 S. Washington
"Northwest Scenes" by photographer Nathan Huestis features iconic landscape photography of places such as the Palouse and the Cascades. On display through Jan. 28; open during regular business hours Thu-Sat from 4-9 pm and Sun from 1-6 pm.
Marmot Art Space, 1202 W. Summit Pkwy.
For January, the gallery is featuring a collection of abstract art by Gonzaga University alum Jim Dhillon.
Maryhill Winery Spokane, 1303 W. Summit Pkwy.
The winery has partnered with Kendall Yards neighbor Marmot Art Space to feature work by painter Alfredo Arreguin, sculptor Ruben Trejo and Spokane-based art legend Ric Gendron.
Pottery Place Plus, 203 N. Washington
January's guest artist is local fiber artist Jaquetta Holcomb, for a show titled "Warm and Cozy, Bright and Clear," which features hand-spun and -dyed wool. Holcomb's art is on display through Jan. 28, and can be viewed during daily business hours; Mon-Sat from 10 am-9 pm and Sun from 11 am-6 pm.
Robert Karl Cellars, 115 W. Pacific
The winery features Bari Cordia Federspiel's whimsical chicken-themed painting series.
Saranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main
Members of SAP present "Move Me," a kinetic group show of art that moves or has the potential of movement. Reception from 5-9 pm; on display through Jan. 27, open Fri-Sat from 2-6 pm.
- See "Cup of Joy" at Trackside Studio.
Saranac Commons, 19 W. Main
See original charcoal and pastel drawings by local artist Beau Charles Ferderer in a show titled "Steady Young Man," on display through Jan. 31 during regular hours.
Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main
A live concert by local heavy metal/thrash/punk/space rock band Children of Atom, consisting of M. Fenris, James Drapeau and Gabriel "The Drumlord" Tsagakis. Concert from 6:30-8 pm.
Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, 115 S. Adams
The studio hosts a closing reception for its fourth annual "Cup of Joy" invitational, showcasing ceramic cups and unique interpretations of drinking vessels by more than 30 professional artists across the U.S. ♦