First Friday November 2011

This First Friday I will have my nine-year-old little brother in tow. This makes me wonder why there are not more kids’ arts and craft events on First Friday. At least Mobius Kids will be open for free from 5-7pm for an open house style membership drive.

So what will I be seeing tonight?

KOLVA SULLIVAN GALLERY, 115 S. ADAMS STREET

I have come to trust and respect this gallery greatly because they have a history of hosting many talented, forward thinking artists. This month, the photography of W.B. Fonteno will be featured here, and I am excited to see it. The artist’s website has a fun video that will give a taste of his photos and his style.

CHASE GALLERY, 808 W. SPOKANE FALLS BLVD

This month, the show is “Homage to Women Artists.” I am intrigued by the description in the First Friday listings, which describes the show as a display of shrines by Palouse women artists to honor women artists that inspire them. I get the sense that this will be a show that gracefully honors feminism rather than assaulting the viewer with feminist messages.

Also this weekend, several galleries will have photography on display as part of the Visual Evolution conference being held at SFCC for the Society for Photographic Education Northwest. The Kolva-Sullivan gallery is one of seven downtown galleries participating in Visual Evolution by displaying photography. Check the First Friday listings for details about the other galleries.

Two honorable mentions include The Globe and Design Collaborative on Division St. I suspect that these will be worth while to see, but I may not have time!

I hope you will tell me about your favorite shows and works of art from this First Friday. We’ve got to get Spokane talking about art!

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