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Treasure hunting doesn't have to involve sunken Spanish galleons and buried chests of gold doubloons. Today, we encounter treasures in vintage stores, second-hand shops, yard sales – and people...

 

Plein Air Complexity : Watercolors by Jan Vogtman

A column by Carolyn Henderson Plein air painters get used to all sorts of weather. Because of the nature of their studio – outside, in the plain air – they operate without a roof over their...

 

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By the time most of us become adults, we have stopped making mud pies in the back yard. But for potter Kassie Smith of Moscow, Ida., the activities of childhood have morphed into the artisanship of...

 
 By Carolyn Henderson    News    July 4, 2019

Art in Your Life

Many artists find their studio space too small. They dream of something bigger, grander, more spacious. Spokane oil painter Teresa Adaszynska, however, doesn't complain about the size of her studio...

 

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If you think 101 Dalmatians is impressive, you should see 103 carved fish. That's how many wooden fish sculptures Tom Schirm, a habitat biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife,...

 
 By Carolyn Henderson    News    June 6, 2019

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ost of the time, it's not par- ticularly pleasant being bitten by a bug. Ticks, mos- quitoes, bees, killer ants, and large, ag- gressive, unidentifiable buzzing things with wings tend to provoke...

 
 By Carolyn Henderson    News    May 23, 2019

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Not everyone is interested in pursuing a career in science or math, which is fortunate, because if the whole planet were filled with scientists and mathematicians, there would be no artists. "I...

 
 By Carolyn Henderson    News    May 16, 2019

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Nobody likes deprivation, being without, suffering a lack of something needed. But sometimes, our very hardships are what make the difference, prompting us to wrack our brains for a creative...

 

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There is a joke – more true than funny – that most people who graduate with a particular degree never use it in their eventual career. Kennewick photographer John Clement, who graduated from...

 

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A column by Carolyn Henderson There's a lot more you can do with an old horseshoe than nail it over your doorway for luck. At least, if you're Annie Behlau of Milton-Freewater, who creates sculptures...

 

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As time goes by, we forget, as a people, how to do many things we once knew how to do: cobbling shoes, for instance, or dipping candles. And while we become experts at attacking cell phone keypads wit...

 

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Talk about Art By Carolyn Henderson When life handed Barbara Coppock a bushel of lemons, she didn't stop with just making lemonade. The Clarkston artist, who creates intaglio print etchings of...

 

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By Carolyn Henderson If you walk around town or country, you may have found a piece of artwork in the form of a painted rock. Sometimes they have an encouraging statement on them, other times a colorf...

 

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Blah. That's how some people, in one word, encapsulate the month of January – it's cold and bleak, the holidays are over, and spring is maddeningly distant. "What on earth could possibly be exciting...

 

Talk about Art . . .

All day, every day, we use things. While this sounds ridiculously simple, think about it: when you make a tuna fish sandwich, you grab the can opener, scoop tuna into a bowl with a spoon, stir in...

 

The Work of Textile Artist Patricia Bennett

When you really love what you do, you tend to 1) do it a lot, and 2) teach others how to do it. And that's exactly what Patricia Bennett, a textile artist who creates quilted home décor items and... Full story

 

The Wide-Ranging Artwork of Steve Henderson

We hear a lot about the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, to the point that someone created a clever acronym – STEM – for verbal emphasis. Lately, STEM has changed...

 

Holiday Folk Art by Sheryl Parsons

Inspiration strikes at the oddest times, often when we're doing something supremely ordinary. For artist Sheryl Parsons, who creates holiday sculptures from gourds, driftwood, clay and repurposed obje...

 

The Fractal Photography of Debbie Lind

Some people have very few nice things to say about broccoli. Culinary preferences aside, it's worth looking at broccoli closely to marvel at its makeup: each head consists of many little heads ...

 

Joyce Klassen's Acrylic Pour Paintings

Sometimes, when we're nervous about how a particular endeavor will turn out, we close our eyes and hope for the best. And while this technique does work now and then, it's not the best plan when...

 

Dreams of Outer Space

Dreams and goals, by their nature, contain an element of the impossible. If they didn't, they'd be just be ordinary activities we take for granted (although, interestingly, one person's ordinary...

 

Organic, Dynamic Ceramics

Long before there were machines, there was – and still is – the human hand. And as miraculous and wonderful machinery is, it does not begin to compare with the creativity of the hand, impelled by...

 

The Old and New West of Tobias Sauer

Things have changed a bit in the Old West over the last two centuries. While we don't ride horses as much as we did then, we still admire the life of the cowboy, the vast expanse of mountains and...

 

Veneta Simpson's Glass Jewelry

A mile north of Venice, Italy, is a series of islands called Murano. Linked by bridges within the Venetian Lagoon, Murano is renowned for its glassmaking, a process its artisans have perfected over ce...

 

Dixie Watercolor Artist Ellen Heath

Before the TV reality show that had little to do with its title, the simple life was one wise people have lived for thousands of years. It involves a lot of thinking, a sense of gratitude, and an...

 

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