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07/08/2016 - Cary Weigand & Catherine Earle opening reception

Join us Friday, July 8 from 5–8 pm for ArtWalk and the Opening Reception for Cary Weigand, figurative clay sculptor, and Catherine Earle, translucent acrylic painter.  Meet the artists and be the first to view their stunning new work. The show runs through August 8.   An artist talk and demonstration will be held at The Art Spirit Gallery on Saturday, July 9 beginning at 1:00 pm.   This show is sponsored by Raniel Diaz at Coldwell Banker-Schneidmiller Realty. We thank Raniel for his support of the arts in our region.   Summer hours:  Open every day from 11 – 6.     ABOUT THE ARTISTS AND THIS EXHIBITION:   Sculptor Cary Weigand of Bandon, Oregon and acrylic painter Catherine Earle of Sandpoint, Idaho, share more than a friendship.  The two artists possess a connectedness to the earth and those that inhabit it as reflected in their work, which creates a fine harmony in the gallery with Earle's paintings on the walls and Weigand's sculptures perched on pedestals. Weigand, well-known for her intriguing mythical porcelain sculptures and Earle, who specializes in compositions of flora and fauna, have been represented by the gallery full time since 2011 and 2012 respectively.  The Art Spirit Gallery is proud to show this new body of work by these two outstanding regional artists.   Cary Weigand   Cary Weigand was born and raised in Hawaii, where she earned her BFA and MFA from the University of Hawaii.  Her work has been published in Ceramics Technical, and she was awarded one of Ceramics Monthly's Emerging Artists for 2011.   Since she first began showing at The Art Spirit Gallery, Weigand quickly gained a solid following.  Her sculptures, rich with symbolic detail, depict spiritual traditions and mythologies from all over the world. She skillfully sculpts both human and animal figures – some realistic, some contrived and beastlike –  that embody other-worldly wisdom, focusing more on the emotion and inner life of the subject rather than a literal depiction of physical form. These figures represent a journey of everyday creatures seeking attainment in a "love bigger than the universe." Cary's concern for nature is truly apparent in her work.  The artist believes "what we do to nature, we do to ourselves." Many of her characters appear to be journeying through and protecting the natural elements around them.   According to Gibbs, "Cary's sculptures are undeniably powerful; they reflect her personal philosophy that animals and humans share responsibility for safekeeping the earth." Weigand's process is completely intuitive.  "When I am working, I let go of all results.  In this way, I open the door to deeper intentions that are not personal, but from a greater and deeper ocean of mind," states the artist.  "The process teaches me to look deeper than just the surface of the work."   Weigand's work has been published in Ceramics Technical and Combustus Magazine.  In 2011, Weigand was awarded one of Ceramics Monthly's Emerging Artists.  To learn more about the artist, click here for a video produced by Oregon Art Beat.   Catherine Earle   Catherine Earle, originally from southern France, studied art history, sculpture, drawing, and art theory at Ecole'des Beaux-Arts before moving to northern Idaho in the 1990s.   The artist's strong passion for nature is transferred to the canvas.  "I am attracted to birds, flowers, animals, and fish, as they are the carriers of the continuity of life.  My paintings talk about the cycle of life – the seasons, the changing colors, the life around birthing, living, and dying . . . all full of beauty."  Subjects of Earle's paintings speak to her values.  The swan, for example, represents strength and grace.  Each subject is adorned with colorful shapes and intentional splatters that add depth and intrigue.   After years of working with watercolor and encaustic, Earle now feels she can reproduce both effects with acrylic, her current medium. Like Weigand, Earle describes her process as completely intuitive.  "I am inspired by my memories, memories of light through leaves, fluttering butterflies, reflection of colors and images. I do not sketch but rely mostly on the perception of a moment that will later unfold with my own imagination." Earle works quickly, layering color and water to create a subtle sense of light and transparency.  Forms and shapes emerge.  "My imagination will pick up, and the painting and I will start a visual dialogue." After about 4-7 hours of work on a particular piece, Catherine will take it into her house to experience it as an observer. Only then will she decide if the piece is done, which more often than not, it is.   Earle has been featured in both Sandpoint Magazine and Western Art and Architecture.  A video that describes Catherine's subject matter and painting process can be found here. …………………………………………………………………   Aug. 12 - Sept. 3 Michael R. Lee & Carla O'Connor -trompe l'oeil clay sculpture & masterful paintings -Opening Reception & ArtWalk: Friday, August 12 from 5-8 pm -Artist Talk & Demonstration at the gallery: Saturday, August 13 starting at 1:00   Sept. 9 - Oct. 8 Mel McCuddin -unique figurative oil painting -Opening Reception & ArtWalk: Friday, September 9 from 5-8 pm -Artist Demonstration at the gallery: Saturday, September 10 starting at 1:00 pm - Show Sponsor:  Anthony's at Coeur d'Alene   Oct. 14 - Nov. 5 Michael Horswill & Allie Vogt –paintings, sculptures, and drawings by two local artists -Opening Reception & ArtWalk: Friday, October 14 from 5-8 pm -Artist Talk & Demonstration at the gallery: Saturday, October 15 starting at 1:00 pm -Show Sponsor:  FIRE-Artisan Pizza   Nov. 11 – 26 T o be determined -Opening Reception & ArtWalk: Friday, November 11 from 5-8 pm -Show Sponsor:  Le Danse, Presenter of Eugene Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker"   Dec. 2 - Jan. 7, 2017 18th Annual Small Artworks Invitational -smaller than 12" by 30 artists -Opening Reception: Friday, December 2 from 5-8 pm -Downtown ArtWalk: Friday, December 9 from 5-8 pm

07/09/2016 - Cabela's Free Family Outdoor Adventure Day

Pass the heritage of outdoor adventure onto future generations by bringing your kids and grandchildren out to this free day to learn about outdoor activities popular in the Northwest.  From kids archery and fishing lessons to safe BB gun target shooting and a wildlife scavenger hunt and fish identification, families can learn new outdoor activities together. There will also be free shaved ice, inflatables, face painting, prizes and more! 10:00AM Kids Archery 101 with the Fallen Outdoors 10:00AM Special Appearance: Otto, Spokane Indians Mascot 10:00AM-2:00PM  Face Painting & Inflatables 11:00AM Safe BB Gun Range Target Instruction with the Idaho Sportsman's Alliance 12:00PM-2:00PM Free Shaved Ice courtesy of Curtis Orthodontics 12:00PM Kids Fishing & Casting Lessons 1:00PM Family Wildlife Scavenger Hunt for Prizes  

07/09/2016 - Cary Weigand & Catherine Earle informal demo and talk

An artist talk and demonstration will be held at The Art Spirit Gallery on Saturday, July 9 beginning at 1:00 pm.   This show is sponsored by Raniel Diaz at Coldwell Banker-Schneidmiller Realty. We thank Raniel for his support of the arts in our region.   Summer hours:  Open every day from 11 – 6.     ABOUT THE ARTISTS AND THIS EXHIBITION:   Sculptor Cary Weigand of Bandon, Oregon and acrylic painter Catherine Earle of Sandpoint, Idaho, share more than a friendship.  The two artists possess a connectedness to the earth and those that inhabit it as reflected in their work, which creates a fine harmony in the gallery with Earle's paintings on the walls and Weigand's sculptures perched on pedestals. Weigand, well-known for her intriguing mythical porcelain sculptures and Earle, who specializes in compositions of flora and fauna, have been represented by the gallery full time since 2011 and 2012 respectively.  The Art Spirit Gallery is proud to show this new body of work by these two outstanding regional artists.   Cary Weigand   Cary Weigand was born and raised in Hawaii, where she earned her BFA and MFA from the University of Hawaii.  Her work has been published in Ceramics Technical, and she was awarded one of Ceramics Monthly's Emerging Artists for 2011.   Since she first began showing at The Art Spirit Gallery, Weigand quickly gained a solid following.  Her sculptures, rich with symbolic detail, depict spiritual traditions and mythologies from all over the world. She skillfully sculpts both human and animal figures – some realistic, some contrived and beastlike –  that embody other-worldly wisdom, focusing more on the emotion and inner life of the subject rather than a literal depiction of physical form. These figures represent a journey of everyday creatures seeking attainment in a "love bigger than the universe." Cary's concern for nature is truly apparent in her work.  The artist believes "what we do to nature, we do to ourselves." Many of her characters appear to be journeying through and protecting the natural elements around them.   According to Gibbs, "Cary's sculptures are undeniably powerful; they reflect her personal philosophy that animals and humans share responsibility for safekeeping the earth." Weigand's process is completely intuitive.  "When I am working, I let go of all results.  In this way, I open the door to deeper intentions that are not personal, but from a greater and deeper ocean of mind," states the artist.  "The process teaches me to look deeper than just the surface of the work."   Weigand's work has been published in Ceramics Technical and Combustus Magazine.  In 2011, Weigand was awarded one of Ceramics Monthly's Emerging Artists.  To learn more about the artist, click here for a video produced by Oregon Art Beat.   Catherine Earle   Catherine Earle, originally from southern France, studied art history, sculpture, drawing, and art theory at Ecole'des Beaux-Arts before moving to northern Idaho in the 1990s.   The artist's strong passion for nature is transferred to the canvas.  "I am attracted to birds, flowers, animals, and fish, as they are the carriers of the continuity of life.  My paintings talk about the cycle of life – the seasons, the changing colors, the life around birthing, living, and dying . . . all full of beauty."  Subjects of Earle's paintings speak to her values.  The swan, for example, represents strength and grace.  Each subject is adorned with colorful shapes and intentional splatters that add depth and intrigue.   After years of working with watercolor and encaustic, Earle now feels she can reproduce both effects with acrylic, her current medium. Like Weigand, Earle describes her process as completely intuitive.  "I am inspired by my memories, memories of light through leaves, fluttering butterflies, reflection of colors and images. I do not sketch but rely mostly on the perception of a moment that will later unfold with my own imagination." Earle works quickly, layering color and water to create a subtle sense of light and transparency.  Forms and shapes emerge.  "My imagination will pick up, and the painting and I will start a visual dialogue." After about 4-7 hours of work on a particular piece, Catherine will take it into her house to experience it as an observer. Only then will she decide if the piece is done, which more often than not, it is.   Earle has been featured in both Sandpoint Magazine and Western Art and Architecture.  A video that describes Catherine's subject matter and painting process can be found here. …………………………………………………………………   Aug. 12 - Sept. 3 Michael R. Lee & Carla O'Connor -trompe l'oeil clay sculpture & masterful paintings -Opening Reception & ArtWalk: Friday, August 12 from 5-8 pm -Artist Talk & Demonstration at the gallery: Saturday, August 13 starting at 1:00   Sept. 9 - Oct. 8 Mel McCuddin -unique figurative oil painting -Opening Reception & ArtWalk: Friday, September 9 from 5-8 pm -Artist Demonstration at the gallery: Saturday, September 10 starting at 1:00 pm - Show Sponsor:  Anthony's at Coeur d'Alene   Oct. 14 - Nov. 5 Michael Horswill & Allie Vogt –paintings, sculptures, and drawings by two local artists -Opening Reception & ArtWalk: Friday, October 14 from 5-8 pm -Artist Talk & Demonstration at the gallery: Saturday, October 15 starting at 1:00 pm -Show Sponsor:  FIRE-Artisan Pizza   Nov. 11 – 26 T o be determined -Opening Reception & ArtWalk: Friday, November 11 from 5-8 pm -Show Sponsor:  Le Danse, Presenter of Eugene Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker"   Dec. 2 - Jan. 7, 2017 18th Annual Small Artworks Invitational -smaller than 12" by 30 artists -Opening Reception: Friday, December 2 from 5-8 pm -Downtown ArtWalk: Friday, December 9 from 5-8 pm

07/10/2016 - Coeur d'Alene Garden Tour

The 2016 Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, July 10, from 11am to 4pm.  The tour will feature several unique and beautiful gardens, all diverse with inspirational ideas to take home.  Live music and artisan vendors will be stationed throughout the gardens with garden-related items for sale, including the coveted Collector's Garden Poster. Tickets will be available at most local garden centers in early June.  Price is $15 in advance and $17 on tour day.  This is a self-guided tour so guests can begin and end as they wish.  Maps are included on the tickets.  Proceeds of the tour benefit local charities and NIC Dual Enrollment Scholarships.

07/10/2016 - Kinetic Fest - Art of Movement Festival & Parade

Join in the fun at Coeur d' Alene's 2nd annual Kinetic Fest!  Start the day with a man powered creations parade, and then spend the day in the Kingdom of innovation including Mutant Toy creations, Take-A-Part-A-Thon, Wall O' Gears, live entertainment, good food, Beer Garden, Kinetic Sculpture Artist Challenge. Take a generous portion of adventure, mix in some garage engineering, then stir vigorously amongst enthusiastic fans, and you have a recipe for the most kaptivating form of merriment, Kinetic Vehicles. Fascinating to watch, imaginative to build, Kinetic Vehicles are functional works of engineering art.  Designs can vary from simple to high tech, multi-pilot kontraptions.  Fun for the whole family!

08/24/2016 - North Idaho State Fair

Join us August 24-28 for "A World Of Fun" at the 2016 North Idaho fair & Rodeo. We are showcasing world-class attractions and entertainment from ALL OVER THE WORLD! Follow us on Facebook to learn more… www.facebook.com/northidahofair

09/30/2016 - Pro-West Finals

Cowboys are the world's finest rodeo athletes. PRO-WEST matches these athletes against some of the best and toughest rodeo livestock in the world. The Association's stock contractors consistently offer spectators the best rodeo livestock available. September 30 & October 1,2016

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