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Event: The Chase Gallery Presents: Intertwined

Dates: January 6 - February 24, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Chase Gallery at Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd

The Chase Gallery presents “Intertwined,” a group show featuring the artworks of Stefani Rossi,
Michael Dinning, Megan Varecha, Kimber Follevaag and Meagan Mack, opening Friday, January 6,
2023. “Intertwined” explores the ways in which complex narratives and experiences tie us to one
another and the natural world. Through each artist’s mediums, explorations and curiosities, this show
will invite the viewer to consider their own place and how they are “Intertwined” within the world
around them.

Opening Reception Friday, January 6, 2023, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Michael Dinning is a graduate of Washington State University with a BFA focused on sculpture,
printmaking and art history. Michel uses his love of history and a sense of place, the joy of family, the
intrigue of music and a sense of social awareness to combine and recombine as central threads in his
artwork. His creative process embraces this idea through the use of artistic layering, targeted lighting
and physical depth in each piece. Michael’s goal when creating artwork is to “present something that is
immediately engaging, consistently compelling, and leaves a lasting impression beyond the initial
encounter. I feel that this mixed-media approach gives me the best set of tools to achieve this end.”

Kimber Follevaag has a drive to experience the creative process that started early. Kimber was a
ballerina for 17 years, then a choreographer and now a fiber artist. Her current work utilizes yarn
wrapped and woven onto metal, wooden and wire frames. Kimber loves the layers and intricate patterns
that appear as she is weaving. It is the mystery of creation that keeps her moving forward.

Megan Mack is a 2021 MFA graduate from Pratt Institute. She has worked as a portrait and commercial
photographer for over ten years. Currently, she works as an interdisciplinary artist examining social and
environmental issues. Work featured in this show explores found markings or patterns made by bark
beetles, engaging with these markings as “material-semiotic nodes or knots in which diverse bodies and
meaning coshape one another” (Donna Haraway, When Species Meet). Megan explores the beetles’
biosemiotic tree markings through different media— aquatints, painting, and sound—in order to explore
the interrelationality of human and more-than-human worlds within the Anthropocene.

Stefani Rossi holds an MFA in painting from Colorado State University and a BA in Studio art from
University of Puget Sound. In 2021 Stefani joined the Spokane Public Libraries inaugural cohort of artists
at The Hive. Stefani approaches painting as visual storytelling. Whatever the media, her hope is to invite
viewers to slow down, enjoy looking, and meditate on larger narratives of human experience in which
we participate. She uses her creative practice to contemplate rituals–sacred and mundane–that people
use to navigate life as individuals and communities.

Meagan Varecha seeks to provoke the viewer to question the stigma behind disability and what it is
perceived to be. Meagan’s art is meant to encourage the viewer to explore empathy, not pity or
hopelessness. “To me, she says, “the most important concept behind my work is changing the social
constructs of disability and chronic pain.” These constructs often steer us away from understanding
disability rather than discussing it. She hopes that her art will be a part of leading that discussion.

The Chase Gallery is open to the public whenever City Hall is open, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This
exhibit’s opening reception will take place First Friday January 6, 2023, from 4-7 p.m. Start off your First
Friday artwalk at the Chase Gallery!

Ticket Cost: Free Event