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The Art Spirit gallery is proud to showcase the new work of three accomplished artists of our region – oil painters Kathy Gale and Gordon Wilson and mixed media artist Michael de Forest. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with the ‘Chocolate Affair,’ presented by the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association. Join your friends and neighbors for both of these festive events.
Rarely on public display, the artist’s sketchbook captures drawings and ideas that serve as the foundation of the artistic process. And, in the words of artist Glenn Grishkoff, “these small visual tidbits of time and space allow for greater intimate connections for the birth of concepts and developing a unique style true to oneself.” The Art Spirit Gallery is grateful to its three featured artists as they share a handful of their private sketchbooks for viewing in this special exhibition. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Music Walk, presented by the Coeur d’Alene Arts & Culture Alliance. Join your friends and neighbors for both of these festive events.
Show Date: March 9 – April 7, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 9 from 5-8 pm in conjunction with Music Walk
Artist’s Informal Talk: Saturday, March 10 from 2 pm to 3 pm
Show Sponsor: Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater. We thank them for their support of the arts throughout our region.
Join us for an informal artist talk and Q&A with featured artist, Robert Grimes! All are welcome.
Robert Grimes, mixed media artist – Spokane, WA
Robert Grimes is celebrated throughout the Northwest for his intricate, three-dimensional paintings on carved wood that take on the aesthetic qualities of both painting and sculpture. For this exhibition, in addition to creating new work Robert has unearthed a number of pieces from his personal collection to showcase.
Robert received an MFA in sculpture from Indiana University. The Art Spirit Gallery has proudly exhibited his work since it opened its doors in 1997.
Join us to learn about the wild side of artist residencies with local watercolorist, Jessica L Bryant!
Jessica L Bryant is a frequent Artist-in-Residence for the National Park Service and the 2018 AiR for the Idaho Conservation League. Wilderness/outdoor AiR positions offer adventurous artists the opportunity for unparalleled experiences that provide unique depth of knowledge and context of subject matter to inspire work. Jessica will talk about her current residency, focused on Idaho’s rivers that fall under the protection of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which was sponsored by Idaho Senator Frank Church and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. She will also share some of her experiences with the park service and the positive impact that AiR programs have for these natural spaces, the artist, the local community, and the artist’s home community.
A small sampling of Jessica’s diverse, often unexpected, experiences in residency for the NPS have included: assisting with a bison roundup, learning to identify and discover fossils in the field, spotlighting and trapping black footed ferrets for research (the most endangered land mammal in North America), working with scientists in the wilderness of Alaska’s Arctic lagoons, participating in sled dog training, field work with endangered Desert Tortoises, field education on highly protected archaeological sites, and countless miles of hiking across a vast diversity of ecosystems.
Join us for an informal discussion on the arts in our community, featuring young leaders in art and business!
Leading the discussion:
Tanden Launder – Artist and Owner, Thrux Lawrence
Clancy Magnuson – Gallery Manager, The Art Spirit Gallery
Mason Miles – Curator, The Art Spirit Gallery
Corey Jeppesen, Founder, SeeJepp Creative Studio
Laurel Smith – Executive Director, Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center
Jeff Weir – Oil Painter
Please join us at the CDA Public Library for a Film Fest promoting women producers and
artists. We will have three short films, and intermission and a film called Mankiller, a true story of a women activist,feminist and Cherokee Chief.
Local author, illustrator, and teacher Donna Peltier Bain launches In the Soft Moonlight, a beautifully illustrated collection of Haiku poetry. Intended for children of all ages, In the Soft Moonlight reaches the younger audience through colorful images and repetition of phrase while allowing adults to introduce a child to nature through the power of words and art. “One of my favorite ways to get children to open up and begin to enjoy reading is by working through poetry.”
Please bring family and friends to join Donna as she discusses and reads excerpts from In the Soft Moonlight. Books and prints and cards of each illustration will be available for purchase. The free event takes place at The Art Spirit Gallery, located at 415 Sherman Ave. on Saturday, November 10th from 1 – 3 pm. Everyone is welcome!
Art on the Green is a marketplace for fine arts, a performance space for a variety of talented performers and a gathering place for friends and families that is a highlight of summer in Coeur d’Alene. Over 160 artists and 500 volunteers come together to present Art on the Green for more than 25,000 people to enjoy. It is a great place to see and purchase fine art direct from the artists; paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, clothing, metal sculpture, glass art, handcrafted works in clay, wood, leather, fiber and more. Kids of all ages can create their own special art in our Children’s Art Garden. There are free performances on two stages all weekend long and our Beer & Wine Garden enjoys shaded seating at our North Stage. We invite you to join us for tasty food, cold beverages and festival treats while you enjoy this celebration of art, creativity and friendship at Art on the Green. Please see our website for entertainment and events calendars.