Tag: local talent

Illustration of Monroe Street Bridge over the Spokane River by local artist Megan Perkins

Local Talent: Megan Perkins

Megan Perkins is an artist in all walks of life. She’s a painter, a potter, and the watercolorist behind the book project, Artist’s Eye on Spokane—a compilation of watercolor paintings from 52 weeks of her year around Spokane. She is one of those people whose passion is what they live and breathe every day. In every corner of her life, artistic expression fills her time. It has trained her, she says, to be intentional in her hunt for beauty in her daily life.

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Local Talent: A Wheel With Many Spokes

A successful art practice is akin to a wheel with many spokes, according to Harry Mestyanek. Mestyanek, a retired landscape architect, is now a full time ceramicist and potter. “You must be knowledgeable [and] proficient at many things,” he adds. “In the practice of ceramics and pottery you wear many hats.”

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Local Talent: A Window to the Past

If you’ve had the opportunity to visit your local Deer Park Library anytime lately, you may have noticed a new stained glass Friends of the Library mural. This piece follows a careful theme used in four other murals installed at the library, and three others approaching completion.

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Local Talent – Ken Campbell Stories I Lived

Kenneth Campbell never planned on being a published author. In fact, he never planned on writing a book at all. He calls his novel a “family ordeal”—Stories I Lived is a book that took life with more than Campbell’s crisp, picturesque writing, but also the encouragement of his family and the art of his brother-in-law.

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Local Talent: Clara Wilson

Clara Wilson loves to tell a story. Around the age of 12, she began to write short stories and poetry. Later in life, her artistic nature was drawn to photography.

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Local Talent: Garry Blew

Taxidermy. The term used to bring to mind some raggedy animal head with crazy eyes hanging on a lodge wall. I know this is an antiquated vision, but it still

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