Cultural

Make no mistake: there are rich cultural offerings throughout Spokane. From the annual Gathering at the Falls Powwow to the South East Asia Cultural Association’s events featuring internationally-renowned musicians and dancers, to Fiesta Spokane (the Hispanic Heritage Festival), Unity in the Community, and so much more. These events and gatherings weave together music, food, dancing, art, storytelling, and more, creating celebrations of heritage while welcoming people of all cultural backgrounds.  

Event: February 26
The Feeling Eye: Art, Empathy and Entanglement

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents Contemporary Voices, a lecture and panel featuring Amanda Donnan, chief curator of the Frye Art Museum. Donnan’s talk, The Feeling Eye: Art, Empathy and Entanglement will look at some of the ways contemporary artists are envisioning or catalyzing personal, social, and environmental healing and interdependence. February 26, 4 PM, EWU, Room 116, Art Building, Cheney Campus and February 27, 11:30 AM, SFCC, Building 24, Room 110.

Event: February 27
The Feeling Eye: Art, Empathy, and Entanglement

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents Contemporary Voices, a lecture and panel featuring Amanda Donnan, chief curator of the Frye Art Museum. Donnan’s talk, The Feeling Eye: Art, Empathy and Entanglement will look at some of the ways contemporary artists are envisioning or catalyzing personal, social, and environmental healing and interdependence. February 26, 4 PM, EWU, Room 116, Art Building, Cheney Campus and February 27, 11:30 AM, SFCC, Building 24, Room 110.

Event: February 27
Unsettled States: Art in and Against Crisis

The Museum continues its Visiting Artist Lecture Series (VALS) collaboration with Spokane Falls Community College and Eastern Washington University hosting this special panel discussion focusing on a conversation of the unsettling state of the arts with moderator Dr. Johanna Gosse, and panelists: Amanda Donnan, Curator, Seattle Frye Art Museum; Catherine Girard, Professor, Art History, EWU; and Meredith Shimizu, Professor, Art History, Whitworth University

Event: February 14
Valentine’s Day Art Show and Dishman Hills Conservancy Benefit

L.R. Montgomery, Artist in Residence at the Dishman Hills, will host an art show on February 14, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Shape Executive Center, 5915 S. Regal. Original, impressionist, oil paintings of Dishman Hills landscapes by L.R. will be on display for viewing and purchase, and a portion of the proceeds from each sale will go to the Dishman Hills Conservancy. This event is open to the pubic. Tickets are $10 per person, and can be purchased at the door or on the Dishman Hills Conservancy’s website at DishmanHills.org/Events. Complimentary champagne and light refreshments will be provided.

Artist
LR Montgomery

LR Montgomery’s paints the places we love.
His original impressionistic oil landscapes bring our Northwest outdoor experiences into our homes, workspaces and recreational abodes.
He is the Artist In Residence for Dishman Hills Conservancy, and as an artist, is concerned with the sustainability of our natural areas and habitats.
His works are found in the collections of corporations, private individuals, environmental groups, museums, and educational institutions throughout the US, Europe, Russia, China, Mexico, Canada, Africa and Japan.

Event: February 8
Older Than the Crown: World Premiere

The world premiere of “Older Than The Crown” is on Saturday, February 8, at 7 p.m. at the Garland Theater in Spokane.
“This documentary is a tribute to the strength and resilience of generations of our people who struggled against overwhelming colonial forces and fought for our very survival. Having at least part of our story finally told is very gratifying. For well over 150 years, the Sinixt have sacrificed and lost so much. Rick Desautel honors all of our ancestors and this film is for them.” Rodney Cawston, Chairman of the Colville Confederated Tribes