Kay West ~ The Art of Deterioration

The photographs of Kay West offer an up close look into unexpected places.  Gritty texture, smooth lines & peeling paint transform decay and deterioration into nostalgia and whimsy.  Learn more about Kay’s work and passions in the interview below. I’m certain I was born with some sort of tool clutched in my fat little fist. Raised in a…

Von Dago, The Master of Pinstriping

When I was asking around for artists that would fit into a car themed art show, I got one answer over and over… Von Dago. Von Dago specializes in the one of a kind personalized Art of “Hand Pinstriping” ~ that’s been done the same way for over 100 years!  You can find his work on…

Denny Carman, Healing Through Art

Denny Carman is no stranger to the Liberty Building.  He celebrated his first art show with us back in 2012 and my how his work has grown in the past four years!  You can now find Denny showing his work on a regular basis at one location or another around town. He has even sold his…

Jeni Cook, Empowerment Through Photography

“I don’t like to be restricted to someone else’s idea of what photography should be. I am very passionate about my art & following too many rules locks my creativity in a box and zaps my passion, so I create from my passion above all else.” Jeni is another artist who’s work stopped me in my…

Vicki A West Watercolor & Acrylic Paintings

Introducing artist Vicki A West.  Vicki’s paintings capture and preserve moments in time that otherwise would have been lost forever. Realism with attention grabbing impact, emotion or movement so insightful that the image lasts with the viewer.  Vicki works in both watercolor and acrylic painting and both will be on display in the Liberty Building downtown Spokane for February’s visual…

Artist Dennis Smith: A Master of Many Mediums

“How mundane and dull life can and could become without art. Art challenges, it reflects, enhances, brings truth both ugliness and beauty. Without art/artists we would look into the mirror and see nothing.”  Dennis Smith   Dennis Smith is an artistic mastermind of sorts.  Each time he shows his artwork it is a complete surprise,…

Through the Lens of Mike Busby

“Art allows us to view a new perspective from a place of safety. Art allows us to observe and ponder new experiences without the immediacy or pressure of having to respond. We are able to reflect without interference. Modern society tends to focus on narratives created for consumption and specific calls to action. However, the authentic artist creates…

Carl Bodenstein ~ Turning since 1969

“It has been my pleasure to spend some of my time and energy over the past 4 decades turning chunks of wood into artwork, and I sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the results.” Gorgeous turned wood bowls and vases created by Carl Bodenstein will be on display on the 3rd floor of the Liberty Building inside of…