Archive for March, 2009

Rhea Giffin Featured Artist in Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine March 2009

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

See the artist profile by Jennifer LaRue in the March 2009 issue of Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Living.  Look for a copy at your local bookstores and grocery stores in the northwest thru Mid-April.

Harding Family Center Papier Mache Workshop Fun-filled

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

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A Fond Farewell to Our Friend and Co-Founder

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Melissa Swann Wagner, co-founder of the Northwest Papier Mâché Artists’ Guild and an accomplished artist in many mediums passed away last week.  We are grateful for knowing her and for her generous contributions to the guild.  Because she touched our lives in such an artful way, the effects of that connection will live on through us!  Still, she will be missed!  (I have not yet been able to find a better or more current photo of her than this one. It features our guild exhibit at Whitworth’s Kohler Gallery many years ago.  Melissa is in the center wearing a white vest.  The reclining figure above her head is her piece titled “The Reader.”  It was purchased by and resides in the North Idaho College library with many other fine works of art you should visit if you get the chance.)North Idaho College

Melissa and other NWPMAG members and patrons at the Kohler Gallery

Melissa and other NWPMAG members and patrons at the Kohler Gallery

Link to a 2006 article about Melissa Swann Wagner in The Deer Park Dispatch

Creativity Thrives at Barker High School

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Students from Central Valley’s Barker High School went on a field trip to see “A House Divided: The Legacy of Lincoln” and “Mindful Navigation: The POA Series” art exhibits at the Chase and Kress Galleries.  I was invited to their classroom the following week to see the papier mache projects they are working on.  What a treat!  I very much enjoyed meeting these people and talking with them as they worked on their art.  I appreciate all the stories, comments and great questions they had for me.