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 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    August 19, 2021

A new artist in town

This month, one of the most talented people I know has moved to town. David Gignac has been a close friend, fellow artist, co-exhibitor, and collaborator since I met him decades ago on Whidbey Island....

 

Johnny Appleseed stops in Dayton

DAYTON-Dayton's Liberty Theater was one of just a few Washington State stops on the 2021 Missoula Children's Theatre tour. Over the weekend, local actors and actresses told the timeless tale of...

 

Wenaha Art Events feature Dayton and Kennewick artists

DAYTON-The Wenaha Gallery's upcoming Art Event features Denise Wagner of Kennewick, specializing in Japanese wrapped stones. This art form involves using Japanese knot and basketry techniques to wrap...

 

July exhibit at Combine Art Collective

Walla Walla – The July exhibit at Combine Art Collective will feature work by Sheilia Coe and Dianna Woolley. After retiring, Shelia Coe, pursued her other interests, including becoming a Master...

 
 By Mike Ferrians    Specials    July 1, 2021

Walla Walla Rock Camp Times Two

Groovy Session One of Walla Walla Rock Camp is in the history books. As I write this, Session Two is in progress. I've been aware of Rock Camp for years through the involvement of friends in the...

 

Creative woodworking by Ron Jackson on display at Wenaha Gallery

Wenaha Gallery's newest Art Event features Walla Walla woodworker Ron Jackson, who has been creating with wood for 67 years and counting. Jackson's Art Event runs through Monday, July 12. Jackson firs...

 

Wenaha Gallery to feature Lisa Kostelak

DAYTON—The Wenaha Gallery’s newest Art Event features the hand-woven baskets of Lisa Kostelak, an artisan from Colville, WA, who has been making baskets for more than 35 years. Her first intro to...

 

The Blue Mountain Artists Guild Gallery Show ­­– My Happy Place

Dayton-The Blue Mountain Artists Guild Gallery Shows are now open to the public. This marks one year since the Guild went to virtual gallery exhibitions in Dayton, Washington. The guild has been...

 

Master Sculptor of Stationmaster

The bronze Stationmaster, which watches over the Historic Dayton Depot, was sculpted by Montana-based master sculptor Keith McMasters. The Stationmaster and Companion was dedicated and installed in...

 

Esvelt Gallery Faculty Show Virtual Tour

WORLD WIDE WEB-The Esvelt Gallery has proudly presented the work of the Columbia Basin College Art Department faculty in a new 2021 exhibit. The work presented includes painting, drawing,...

 

Wenaha Gallery to feature stone carver

DAYTON-The Wenaha Gallery will feature Walla Walla stone carver Sandra Matthews-Sarve February Art Event. Sandra Matthews-Sarve works with both what is considered "normal carving stones," Including...

 

Puzzling art at Wenaha

DAYTON—In celebration of January, a month known for inclement weather, the Wenaha Gallery is featuring fine art jigsaw puzzles as their 3D Art Event. The gallery has puzzles big and small- ranging...

 

Wenaha Gallery to feature College Place artist

DAYTON—The Wenaha Gallery will feature College Place-based abstract oil painter Frankie Laufer. Laufer moved to California in the late 1970s and returned last year, settling in College Place. He...

 

Frost on Walnut Trees

Frost on Walnut Trees, 2021. Bill Rodgers was out at one of his favorite spots last Sunday and took this stunning photo through freshly frosted trees looking north up Whiskey Creek...

 

Drawing on my iPad

I was one of those early nerds who couldn’t wait to get my hands on the first Apple iPad. I had been using my iPhone to draw using an app called Brushes. One of my art heroes, David Hockney, had...

 

It's a colorful life

At this point in history, color theory has established a well-documented dialogue. Various studies of human psychology note that the color yellow may elicit feelings of comfort, while red tends to...

 

Combine Art Collective and the gift of art

WALLA WALLA-In addition to its roster of 18 membership artists, Combine Art Collective (CAC) has assembled a septet of guest artists for their annual holiday showcase. The Guest Artists Times Seven...

 

Combine Art Collective news

WALLA WALLA-Walla Walla native, Brandon Hallsted, wears many hats. By day he is an entrepreneur who owns Connor's Flooring and Design. As past president and current board member for ArtWalla, he's an...

 

Book Arts

Books are magical treasure troves of knowledge and art. Academics love books. It makes sense that places of study such as colleges and universities would house libraries of rare collections. The...

 

Pottery from the ash of a volcano and a barbeque

DAYTON­—The newest Art Event at Wenaha Gallery in Dayton features the pottery of Kennewick artist Pat Fleming. Fleming has been making and teaching art for 54 years and counting. Fleming’s...

 

Combine Art Collective celebrates first anniversary

Local artists Wayne Chabre and Jeanne McMenemy create special show for the occasion WALLA WALLA-Combine art collective is celebrating its one-year anniversary with featured artists Wayne Chabre,...

 

Record Store Day at Hot Poop

WALLA WALLA-Record Store Day (RSD) comes around just once a year. This past Saturday, August 29, Hot Poop celebrated the thirteenth annual event with a somewhat demure version of its usual...

 

Wenaha Gallery News

Dayton's Wenaha Gallery will feature junk journals by Des Moines, WA, artist Trudy Love Tantalo. Her show runs from August 11 though September 4. Trudy Love Tantalo is a Des Moines, Wash. paper...

 

Mary Poppins delights with a cast of community

Well, the bar has certainly been set high for any future productions at the Liberty Theater. My attendance at Mary Poppins this past Friday night, was my first at Dayton's Main Street theater, and...

 

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...

 

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