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Talk about Art

Some people are observant, and others . . . not so much. For an artist, it helps to NOT be in the "not so much" category. "I have always loved detail," says Walla Walla acrylic painter Mary Soper. "My...

 

Art In Your Life

There is an art to living. Now if we want to, we can limit ourselves to being very "scientific" about it, describing life as the process of breathing, of specific physiological procedures taking...

 

Talk about art

It's not until you spend time in the city that you realize how much space there is in the country. As a lifelong small town girl, I consider "city" to mean Spokane, Portland, or anything on the west...

 

Talk about art

One of a kind. This is what every human being is. And, when human beings use their hands, hearts, and imaginations, look at what they create: one-of-a-kind works of art. It’s easy to forget this...

 

Talk about Art: Photography by Nancy Richter

It's easy to forget that we live in an incredibly beautiful area. Mountains, meadows, farmland, trees, and – easily underlooked because we forget to look up – clouds: these elements of our...

 

Talk about Art

Many times, when people attend art festivals and see an item they like, they say, “I could make that myself.” And then they never do. But Nancy Waldron is different. The first time the Colfax...

 

Carolyn Henderson: Talk About Art

Anyone who has driven Highway 101 on the Washington, Oregon, and California coasts knows that it's not something you rush through. The road winds and wends, there are few places to pass, and your...

 

Talk About Art

Many people are attached to their first baby blanket, and a surprising number of adults still possess it in parts or entirety. Generally, it's a quilt, fuzzy fleece, or knitted/crocheted heirloom....

 

Talk About Art

Around the age of 10, a certain percentage of girls goes crazy nuts for horses. Artist Alison Oman of Clarkston was one of these girls, and her experience was idyllic: she learned to ride in the...

 

Talk about Art

It's rare to take a country walk without seeing them. Hidden in the grass, hiding behind trees, half in and out of ditches: rusty old decaying trucks peek out, inviting us – pleadingly -- to stop a...

 

Talk About Art

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...

 

Talk about Art

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...

 

Talk About Art

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

Talk About Art

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

Talk about Art

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

Talk about Art

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...

 

Talk About Art

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...

 

Talk about Art

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...

 

Talk About Art

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...

 

Talk about Art

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...

 

Talk about art

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...

 

Talk About Art

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...

 

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