Preview: May First Friday

May 6th, 5-8pm, Downtown Spokane

Image courtesy of Tiffany Patterson. Click to go to the River Speak post.

Things are happening at 115 S Adams St.

My top pick for this month is Flutter at the Kolva-Sullivan gallery, featuring a narrative series of poster art by the lovely Tiffany Patterson.She tells me this is her first experience with “poster art,” and while it was challenging, she enjoyed the process of screen printing her posters. The gallery owners invited Patterson to fill the gallery with poster art, and Friday evening the public will get to see the final result.

So far I have achieved my personal goal of attending First Friday every single month. My other goal is to see a new venue every month. This month, my top pick for new venue is the Music/Art Studio #5, which shares the same entrence as the Kolva-Sullivan.

The First Friday listings at downtownspokane.org describe the Studio #5 show like this:

“Featuring painters Darrell Sullens and E.L. Stewart. Music by Martin John & Company. Artists Open House: For visual artist of all types and performing artists of all types.”

Pairing up First Night Spokane, two North Central HS choir ensembles will be performing in the River Park Square from 7-9pm in the atrium. I plan to pop in while making my way to the Kress Gallery on the third floor.

The MAC runs the Art @ Work program, and is teaming up with the Kress Gallery to exhibit oil paintings by Susan Pope and Dianne Hofbeck.

Then, look forward Rogers HS AP photography students showing work at Express Employment Professionals at 331 W Main. Student artists deserve lot’s of support, and Spokane should welcome more high school artists at future artwalks.

The Saranac Art Projects is always a part of my First Friday ritual. This month, Carl Pavlic and Carl Richardson take over the gallery with contemporary, artsy goodness.

Sadly, The Tinman gallery doesn’t get listed on the Downtown Spokane First Friday list. I may not have time to drive up to the Garland shopping district, but it would be worth the effort to see Ric Gendron. The artist reception takes place on May 6, 5-9pm.

Annette’s Top Picks:

  1. Tiffany Patterson, Kolva-Sullivan
  2. Ric Gendron, Tinman
  3. ArtFest and ElkFest (Saturday – Sunday)
Look for me this weekend from noon-4pm, Saturday and Sunday at ElkFest. I will be volunteering with NextUp, making buttons and running a photo booth. NextUp can also hook you up with voter registration! Register for the first time, or update your address by visiting VoteBike, stationed next to the ElkFest stage.
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