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Year of the Apple High School Student Art Contest deadline June 1

Year of the Apple High School Student Art Contest deadline June 1

 

The Washington Apple Foundation (WAEF) is inviting current high school students in the following counties to participate in the 20th Annual Year of the Apple Art Contest: Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, Benton, Franklin, Kittitas, Yakima and Walla Walla.

 

The purpose of this contest is to recognize the talents in kids raised in tree fruit communities.

 

The Washington Apple themed contest will grant over $1750 in cash prizes. First place will receive $1,000, 2nd place will receive $500, and 3rd place $250.

 

The deadline to submit artwork is June 1st 2015. Contest rules and regulation forms may be found at www.waef.com, or by calling 509-663-7713.

Artwork must be submitted to:

Washington Apple Education Foundation

C/O Art Contest

2900 Euclid Avenue

Wenatchee, WA 98801

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Two local developers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to prove games aren't just fun, they also have the power to make a difference in the world.

 

In their game, Ebola Attack, players act as the hero white blood cell that must protect the red cells from a deadly infection: the Ebola virus. Over the course of the game, the human body is healed as gamers progress through increasing levels of difficulty. The player’s goal is to save as many people as possible, meanwhile, all net profits from the purchase of the app will aid the relief effort in the very real Ebola war zone in West Africa.

 

 

Local artist's exhibit, "Ric Gendron: Rattlebone", opens in Gonzaga's Jundt Art Museum Jan. 23

Local artist's exhibit, "Ric Gendron: Rattlebone", opens in Gonzaga's Jundt Art Museum Jan. 23

The Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University will open the new year with the exhibition titled “Ric Gendron: Rattlebone,” featuring paintings from the artist’s 30-year career, as well as historic and contemporary cultural objects from the artist’s family. The exhibition runs through April 2nd.

Gendron, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, was born on the Colville Reservation in Northeastern Washington and grew up in Coulee Dam and Spokane. His mother was a member of the Umatilla Tribe and his father was a Colville Tribe member. 

“For thirty years, Ric Gendron has been quietly and intensely creating a deeply imaginative, sincere, culturally authentic, approachable body of work – beautiful moving paintings,” said Ben Mitchell, the exhibition’s curator.

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts Fund, in partnership with the Gold Star Families, the City of Spokane, and the Spokane Public Facilities District seeks an artist, or artist team residing in Washington and Idaho, to develop a memorial honoring fallen heroes that have served post- 9/11.

 

The memorial will be sited on the south side of the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The selected artist or artist team will work with Spokane Arts Fund, The Spokane Public Facilities District staff, and the representatives from the Gold Star Families from design through construction of the project. During the design phase, representatives from the Gold Star Families will heavily inform the process.

 

The artist will work with Spokane Arts Fund, the Gold Star Families and the Spokane Public Facilities District to develop a permanent public art memorial for the Spokane Arena. The desired artistic approach will create a sculptural plaza that suggests a place where people will gather for a variety of observances and events. The artwork should represent and be inclusive of all Armed Services with particular attention to post 9/11 fallen heroes.

NNDF to host its Second Annual Native Business Awards Gala

NNDF to host its Second Annual Native Business Awards Gala

The Northwest Native Development Fund (NNDF) will be holding its Second Annual Business Awards Gala Dinner on Friday, November 21st, at the Northern Quest Resort in Airway Heights.

The event will honor three members of the local native community for their work on behalf of native business development.

The Eagle Award will be given to honor the Native Business of the Year, the Salmon Award to honor the Native Purchaser of the Year, and the Bear Award for the Native Business Advocate of the Year. Those receiving these prestigious awards will be announced at the event.

Renowned singer, dancer, and speaker Randy Wood will headline this year's entertainment. Wood's awards include a 2002 Grammy and JUNO award for his first solo album. His third album won Best Traditional Album at the 2005 Native American Music Awards. His second Grammy nomination came in 2006 for his song “Our Love Will Never Die”.

Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Few things will ever be as cool or awe-inspiring as dinosaurs, and today is the first day you can meet one up close and personal at Mobius Science Museum. Not just any dinosaur either, but Sue – the largest and most complete fossil of a T-Rex ever discovered.

Sue's trip to Spokane began as a whirlwind affair, with an empty stretch in her schedule the options were to either be shipped back to Chicago for storage or find a museum who would be willing to take her.

“Sue is what we call, in the business, a last minute booking,” said Mobius CEO Phil Lindsey. “Some of our board members had been reaching out to the Field Museum in Chicago about her availability and we reached a point where we thought we were going to be able to get her out here. From the booking to the shipping, everything was about six weeks.”

Remembering Robin Williams

Remembering Robin Williams

About three months after my heart attack. I was asked the go and introduce Robin Williams at the Fox when he came to town. I got there an hour early because I wanted to make sure that everything went well. After meeting David Steinberg he asked if I would you like to meet Robin. Of course, I said.

We went to Robin Williams room made introductions, some small talk. I told him that I had spent time growing up in Denver, Colorado and also in Boulder, where the Mork and Mindy house was. He explained how the owner of the house had sued the production company  several times never really winning because as the show became so popular. People come by it at all hours screaming for Mork or Mindy to come out.

I talked about how the food in his room was heart healthy and he said he had open heart surgery sometime before that and was trying to eat healthy. I said I had a heart attack and I died and he immediately shot back " show off !".

David said let's go back to my room and go over  the script .