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DRIVING FOR TREASURE
Congratulations, Karen Gendron! Her name was drawn from the participants of Driving for Treasure who completed a list of things found at both New Moon Art Gallery and Little Dog Art Gallery at Second Saturday reception. Prize was dinner for two at Anthony's Restaurant!
Funky Wire-Wrapping Jewelry Workshop
Jan 13, 2017 with Megan Holden
The gallery visitors from the Salish School of Spokane just left. What an incredible experience--for me, too--as they took in the art and expressed their likes and dislikes and why. Very attentive, receptive, knowledgeable young art appreciators! How interesting to hear Sierra speaking to them in Salish, and the kids' replies in kind. Not only did they obviously enjoy the art on the walls, the glass and ceramics, but I was amazed at their watching the installation video from start to finish. Quietly they listened to the sonar pings, one of the students explained to the others what sonar is, they were touched by the email words between a young woman and her Navy boyfriend serving on a submarine. They wanted to know if the submarine guy made it home okay. Awesome!!!
Winter Narrative has melted away and Oceanic Orientation intake is underway! Before we say good-bye to Winter Narrative, here are some closing reception memories to leave you with. (see more pictures from Winter Narrative here)
New art work coming into gallery for Winter Narrative; we start hanging show today; 45 works! Second Saturday Dec 10 Artists Reception 5-7pm.
Meet Tom Norton, People’s Choice winner at “Origins of Fear” exhibit.
“Room 208” (or) “Mother Please!” by Tom Norton
Our meeting started out with a smile and a hug. Artist and musician Tom Norton, the People’s Choice winner of the “Origins of Fear” exhibit is a kind, funny, deeply considerate, “live in the now” kind of guy. He believes that, “the last check you write should be to the funeral home, and it should bounce.”
A true Spokanite, Tom grew up near the Garland district and says his love of music started in first grade, when the nuns at St. Xavier asked him to play piano for them. He continued playing at G Prep where occasionally his talent bought him some leeway, getting him out of class, and sometimes out of trouble!
LITTLE SHOP OF ARTS
A new fine arts gallery in the Garland Business District brings local art to the forefront of the community
By Chey Scott
Gallery owner and artist Kay West hopes the presence of Little Dog helps boost the local arts scene.
When the Garland District's longtime fine arts space the Tinman Gallery closed two years ago due to its owner's retirement, neighbors wondered when or if something else would come along to fill the role of a designated arts gallery.
Little Dog Has Arrived
When sisters Kay West and Melba Slater signed on the dotted line of the lease agreement April 1, 2016—yes, April Fools’ Day--for the space in which to open LITTLE DOG Art Gallery at 903-1/2 W Garland Avenue, that’s all it was … a space. After a mad scramble to remove unwanted slat-board panels, fill holes, paint walls, install track lighting, arrange for window signage, acquire display furniture, all was ready to hang the first show, send out notices and open to the public.
One of the first artists invited to display their art at LITTLE DOG was Tom Quinn, a versatile Spokane studio artist, art instructor, and muralist, who announced that the front entry was begging for a mural. He was right. The front was rather unremarkable. He then volunteered to do it as a gallery warming gift. Such is the big heart of Tom Quinn.