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Robyn Smith

Robyn is a Mixed Media Artist and Instructor who has a passion for guiding others to explore art in a way they might not have thought of before. Her work often includes repurposed items (old records, maps, old sheet music, patterns, tissue paper, found objects) and texture. In addition to teaching weekly classes in Art Journaling/Mixed Media, Robyn also teaches Paint Parties and offers Kids Art Kits To-Go. All classes are currently virtual via Zoom or FB Live. In-person classes will resume as circumstances allow.

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GrandMixer GMS

I am a DJ, turntablist, remixer, music producer, and visual artist. I first touched the turntables as a breakdancer at 11 years old, and in 1986 became the 1st DJ to mix for commercial radio in Spokane, Washington – at just 14 years old. As a turntablist, I won the 1993 Inland Northwest Battle of the DJ’s and began mixing with Tobin Costen on Spokane’s then only all rap show that same year. The follo­wing year I began mixing for music legend Nasty-Nes on Seattle’s KCMU Rap Attack until retiring from music in the mid-90’s. However, I picked up the needles in 2020 to reunite with Nasty-Nes for KFOX Nightbeat where I can be heard mixing every Sunday night from 9-11pm on RainierAvenueRadio.world. In 2020, I became the 1st Spokane DJ to mix on “Sway In The Morning” – the world’s #1 Hip-Hop radio show. My mixes consistently rank in the top 10 on Mixcloud’s Global charts – even hitting #1 on multiple charts – and after working with former Eazy E artist, Tairrie B, on her recent album, “Feminenergy,” I became her DJ/Remixer.

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Tiana Hennings

Hello! My name is Tiana and I’m a slam poet in Spokane, where I’ve been involved with the Spokane Poetry Slam organization as a competitor and organizer. I’m also a podcaster and co-host for the podcast Next Door Villain. The Next Door Villain podcast aims to discuss well-known fictional villains in an effort to improve our empathy skills that we can use in our day-to-day lives. We also feature and seek out literary art from the perspective of fictional villains; we showcase the literary art on our website, podcast episodes, and social media. You can listen to our podcast on our website https://www.nextdoorvillain.com/episodes and learn more about submitting your work at https://www.nextdoorvillain.com/submit. You can also listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. You can also find us on Instagram at @nextdoorvillain or https://www.instagram.com/nextdoorvillain/.

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Juan A Mas

Juan A Mas is a Producer and Director in Film Television and Theater. In the last twenty-five years, he has produced in theater and film in Spokane, Los Angeles, and internationally in several Eastern European countries. Locally he has directed and helped produce theater for Spokane stages while also being a director for SYFY Channel television show Z Nation that was shot here in Spokane. He also is an active art community organizer at the city level and the state level. He regularly is a guest speaker at local schools and colleges as he shares his experiences of working in the performing arts. Juan is a co-founder of the 50 Hour Slam Film Festival, Spokane Film Project, and Spokane Theater Arts Council. He is an organizer for One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival and the Music Video Jams. He has served on Washington Filmworks’ board and was a Spokane Arts Commissioner. Presently he is on the advisory board for District 81 and Mead CTE programs, Spokane Falls Photography and Video Department and on the board of WHiPSmart, a new statewide chamber of commerce focusing on the creative economy. What he enjoys is being part of programs that allow people from different disciplines to collaborate and create together. Programs that focus on new emerging artists and helping the artistic voice of the Spokane region to be a better representation of our diverse community.

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Natasha R Hart

I am very excited to be engaged in Irish dance. I found this form of expression at a later age, but it has stuck with me and has become a lifelong adventure. My dedication to this performing art has taken me from studying under mentors in Germany, with family in Ireland, to studying with masters though zoom in my living room. I work closely with local Irish bands to add excitement to their local performances. Whether on tour or at a local nursing home, I focus on authenticity and inclusion. I take this passion with me into classrooms and workshops, where I share my Irish dance experiences. My projects focus on creating hope in the community through the expression of Irish dance.

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Gabriella Rose

I am a local eighteen year old singer songwriter located in the PNW, and I have been creating and recording music for over six years. In 2018, I released an EP entitled Lost in Translation, which has amassed over 100,000 streams on Spotify. The Chair, one of the songs from my EP, received best song of the year by a popular indie music blogger, Jason Scott. I have been featured in various music magazines including Pop Matters, Atwood Magazine, Bizarre Mag, B-Sides and Badlands, The Inlander, Grimy Goods, and The Alternative Press. For live performances, I received the “Best New Artist of the Year Award” from a local Spokane music venue, The Bartlett. I was also a featured artist at Volume, which is a local music festival in Spokane. Overall, music is invaluable to me, and I love creating it. Stay weird, support artists, and love your local music scene!