The SFCC Fine Arts Gallery provides an educational experience to students and the Spokane community, by featuring exhibitions from regional, national and international artists, working in a variety of media.
The SFCC Fine Arts Gallery is located in the main lobby in the Fine Arts Building, Bldg. 6. All exhibitions and lectures are free and open to the public.
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Monday - Friday
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
or by appointment
Parking permits can be obtained from the kiosk in the main parking lot or use a coin operated meter. Parking permits are not required on Saturday
October 24 – November 22
Bordering the Surreal Three Photographic Series
Idiom Savant- Jim Stone
An Itinerant Life - David Graham
EVA - Carl Richardson, Conner Allen, Alex Hansen,
Katelynne Wagner, Eva Kaiser.
Opening Reception 12:30am, Thursday, October 24
Fine Arts Department, Building 6, SFCC
This exhibition is made possible by SFCC Associated Students and the Sahlin Foundation.
Lectures and exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Parking permits are required Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm. All day parking permits can be obtained in parking lot 9. 2 hour metered parking can be found at various sites around campus.
Gallery hours are:
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday by appointment
SFCC Fine Arts Gallery
Building 6 SFCC Fine Arts Department
Spokane Falls Community College
3410 W. Fort Wright Drive
Spokane, WA 99224
For more information please contact SFCC Fine Arts Department 533-3710 or Tom O'Day 533-3746
Fine Art Gallery provides an educational experience to students and the Spokane community, by featuring exhibitions from regional, national and international artists, working in a variety of media. Each year we provide a total of eight exhibitions. Five of these exhibits are dedicated to emerging and established artists from around the country, whose work ranges from traditional to non-traditional. In conjunction with many of the exhibitions, we invite artists to lecture at SFCC and various sites in the community, in order to provide a fuller understanding of their work. The other two exhibits feature work by Graduating Fine Art students, and students enrolled in Installation Workshop.
2013-14 Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents: Recasting Tradition
This series, Recasting Tradition, explores the plasticity of definitions, the erosion of bounderies and the creation of new passages.
Gelah Penn (Fall 2013)
The first speaker for this year’s lecture series is New York artist Gelah Penn. She describes herself as “a creature of ambivalence,” as in she feels comfortable living in the spaces between painting, drawing and sculpture. The materials she uses can be seen as both beautiful and valueless. Her use of monofilament and other plastics jut out from the walls to create three-dimensional gestural drawings. These net-like structures crawl along walls creating an almost narrative or filmic feel, that begs the viewer to be read. This underscores the ephemerality of these site-specific installations; because, stories and films live in the viewer’s mind and are remembered and continually reinterpreted with an emotional response.
Gelah Penn received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Her work is in the collections of Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, Cleveland Institute of Art, Gund Library, Cleveland, OH and The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA. She exhibited her work at Carl Berg Projects, Los Angeles, CA, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC, as well as other galleries and museums nationwide. Her work as been published in Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, and Art in America. www.gelahpenn.com
Schedule for Gelah Penn:
Wed., Nov. 13 at 11:30am SFCC Building 24 (Sn-w’ey’-mn), Room 110
Wed., Nov. 13 at 6:30 pm NW Museum of Arts & Culture, Auditorium
Thurs., Nov. 14 at noon EWU Art Department, Auditorium
In addition to our gallery exhibits and lectures, the "Visiting Artist Lecture Series" invites well-known artists, critics, and/or curators from around the world, loosely linking them by theme of a particular interest. Funding for our gallery/lecture program is provided by SFCC Associated Students, SFCC Associated Women's Students, Art Gallery, Art Club and the Fine Arts Department. The Sahlin Foundation and local businesses throughout the Spokane region have provided additional funding and in-kind donations for exhibitions and lectures. All lectures are free and open to the public
All events are free and open to the public.
The Consortium for the Visiting Artist Lecture Series gratefully acknowledges support from EWU College of Arts and Letters, the SFCC Art Department, the NW MAC and the Sahlin Foundation. Special thanks to Hotel Ruby in downtown Spokane.
For further information, please contact Tom O’Day at 533 3746 firstname.lastname@example.org