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TAG: artist

Dance Apocalyptic: A pandemic playlist & more

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 3, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz Lately, random songs have been popping into my head, often playing on loop, until I give in altogether and play the same track 20 times in a row while dancing in my pajamas. Maybe you are experiencing something similar. (No judgment. All feelings deserve to be felt.) With a quick online search, […]

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Feeling inspired: Virtual author visit with Tiffany Midge & resident artist workshops with Brandy Seistrup

Posted in News on October 29, 2020 at 4:30 am

VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT: TIFFANY MIDGE Author Tiffany Midge joins us for an exclusive virtual author visit and reading. She discusses how the regions of the Pacific Northwest, the Inland Northwest, and Montana have informed her writing over the years. She will also read selections from her works in progress, her poetry and prose, and from […]

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Nature Art challenge with resident artists The Botanical Alchemists

Posted in News on October 13, 2020 at 6:00 am

NATURE ART CHALLENGE The Botanical Alchemists challenge you to create your own nature art and share it with them! Your nature art creation could be featured during an upcoming library program. Here’s how to go about it: Watch the video below for directions and examples. Or download the PDF for the written instructions. Create your […]

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Could you be our next Resident Artist?

Posted in News on March 2, 2020 at 9:30 am

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE We are accepting applications for four Resident Artists, one for each month from October 2020 to January 2021. Are you a visual artist, quilter, baker, cake decorator, or other artist, artisan, or hobbyist? We are looking for people with skills, abilities, and expertise that translate into mediums that are visually […]

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New website showcases local talent and library workshops aim to assist artists

Posted in News on October 1, 2019 at 6:00 am

Discover local creators and artists at the Spokane Creators website (www.spokanecreators.org). Visual artists Musicians Performance artists Literary artists Other creators & artisans The website is a great way to discover local artists that you can support by purchasing their work or seeing a performance. Spokane County Library District has cre […]

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Experience beautiful medieval book art with January Creator-in-Residence Hannah Charlton

Posted in News on December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge In January, we are lucky to host Creator-in-Residence Hannah Charlton at The Lab at North Spokane Library. Hannah studied art, graphic design, and history at Whitworth University and found the perfect intersection of the three areas of study in medieval manuscript illumination. You may be wondering a bit about what an illuminated […]

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Discover creator-in-residence Timothy Ely, artist, designer, bookbinder

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on September 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Erin Dodge   Artist Timothy Ely is our creator in residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library in October. He makes unique, lavishly painted and drawn manuscript books and limited edition prints. And lavish is not an exaggeration. You’ll find images of some of his manuscript books, which are works of art, at […]

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Discover local creator Derrick Freeland at The Lab at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on September 6, 2018 at 6:00 am

September Creator in Residence: Derrick Freeland Five local creators in residence will be working and leading workshops at The Lab at North Spokane Library from September through January. You are encouraged to stop by each month and have a conversation about the creator’s process, the creative work currently being made, and the type of creation in general while the creator works. […]

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The BookEnd: Blank walls & fresh paint demand art

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

by David Wyatt Shortly after The BookEnd opened at the Spokane Valley Mall in May 2017, I knew it was missing something. With some handy work from our facilities guys and some connections with local artists, The BookEnd soon had a rotating display of monthly local artists gracing its walls. The artists’ styles have ranged […]

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Tom Quinn: December artist in residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on November 14, 2017 at 6:00 am

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM We’re hosting four local artists in residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library this fall. Each month, the artist in residence provides hands-on learning opportunities for community participation and also creates art in The Lab. Everyone is encouraged to stop by to see the displays of artist’s artwork changing each […]

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