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Penny Michel: Unearthing a vision

By Vicki Hillhouse There’s a reason Penny Michel’s ceramic sculptures often look as if they could have been part of an archaeological discovery. The lines, textures, shapes and figures in her pieces are inspired by a childhood among Roman and Phoenician ruins in Carthage, Tunisia. A resident artist at Telander Gallery, she started in ceramics … Read More

Stay Cool This Summer: Indoor Edition

Swing into Summer with these Indoor Activities Well, folks, gone are the days of bundling up because summer is here! And while the sunshine is nice, sometimes we need to keep cool indoors. We’ve rounded up a collection of outings to keep the whole family comfortable and entertained. And when you’re excited to do it … Read More

Stay Cool This Summer: Outdoor Edition

Swing into Summer with these Outdoor Activities When the sun is shining, you can bet we’re soaking it up! We’ve rounded up a collection of outings to keep the whole family comfortable, entertained, and excited to do it all again. There’s always something new and we’ve got the scoop with our online calendar here. Splish … Read More

Squire Broel: Honoring the voice within

By Vicki Hillhouse Painter and sculptor Squire Broel isn’t concerned whether people always understand the intent behind his abstract works. “I used to think about making art that people could engage with, and I finally got to a place where I realized I wanted to make work that was a true expression of my feelings,” … Read More

Tricia Harding: The paper engineer

By Vicki Hillhouse Tricia Harding works with paper the way other artists might work with paints. She uses different kinds of paper — some collected in her travels, some purchased for her by loved ones and some of it handmade in her studio — to create small, often abstract, works as a recreation or reflection … Read More

Diego Perez: Shattering rules

By Vicki Hillhouse Diego Perez is what you’d get if you crossed Caravaggio with acid humor. His paintings start with real aspects of everyday life and writhe into his humorous or ironic twists — all in an oil paint tradition fused with dramatic light. “I love the classic art,” he says. “I grew up with … Read More

Rosé & Rainbows Brings Pride Fun for All!

Revelry ensued this weekend at the Rosé & Rainbows party at Kinhaven Winery! The Pride celebration included lots of rosés, live music from the fabulous DJ Skiddle, and stunning views of the vines and the Blue Mountains. The event was free, with wine available for purchase by the glass and bottle on this absolutely perfect … Read More

Kim Nemeth: The wonders of weaving

By Vicki Hillhouse “There’s only so many ways you can make a scarf.” Fabric artist and weaver Kim Nemeth had made and sold enough of her meticulously crafted neck pieces and other worn items that she wondered what — if anything — to do next with her loom. “I kind of got burned out on making … Read More

Fall in Walla Walla

What’s happening during SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER & NOVEMBER You can literally smell the excitement during autumn in the Valley – with tons of grapes being harvested, you’re rarely far from a crew returning from an early morning pick or a sleep-deprived winemaker anxiously monitoring weather conditions. The season is capped with the annual Fall Release Weekend … Read More