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I CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, November 19, 2015 NEWS continued from page 1 tour as well by local artist Dennis Smith. "He suggested I might like it," Dalke said. Be- sides the store's regular goods, Dalke said they would also assemble flo- ral displays and holiday candy baskets. Three artists will have works at Fresh Design, two new to the tour and one in her second year. Ellen Blaschke is on the tour for the first time, specializing in acrylic an- gel art. The fifth-genera- tion Spokane-area native, who attended Cheney High School for two years when it was located in the Fisher Building, got into her specialty 10 years ago when she was com- missioned for an auction benefiting the Spokane charity Christ's Kitchen. Thirty artists contributed works, and she decided to do more in the field after her angel piece sold for a sizeable amount. Blaschke said she keeps her works simple, allowing the viewer to create their own inter- pretation of the piece's shapes and colors. While she said she's more of a realist, she prefers keep- ing her angels somewhat intangible. "They're abstract angels," Blaschke said. "They're not the ones you will see in church." One of the aspects of this she enjoys the most is that people who view her pieces will, either boldly or shyly, come up to her and tell her of their own experiences with angels. One young woman who viewed a piece saw an an- gel cat, telling Blaschke of her experience in losing a favorite cat when she was 10 years old. "She said the cat .walked thru the door a couple days later," Blaschke said, pausing for effect. "Thru, the door." Rosemarie Graulich is also on the tour for the first time. Graulich, whose family came to the Photo by John McCallum Ellen Blaschke (left), Janet Denison (right) and Rosemarie Graulich (not pictured) will be the artists displaying at co-owner Holly Dalke's Fresh Design Retail & Rental Gallery in Medical Lake during the upcomingsixth annual Slightly West of Spokane Art- ists Studio Tour. U.S. from Switzerland by painting while in Swit- way of Canada, normally zerland and she said she uses oils and acrylics, has a sister who works although she said she's in charcoals and water begun dabbling in wa- pencils while a brother tercolors, specializes in acrylics. "It's not my expertise Graulich took up but I do love watercolor painting years ago to paintings," she said. occupy herself between Graulich said artistic jobs and having children. expression, if not formal She began by doing oil training, runs in the fam- paintings of palm trees ily. Her father took up and birds while living in Florida, but has since school - pottery, learning gravitated towards scen- the craft from Canadian ery, something she finds a artist Ann Krohen. lot of not only around her And as if that wasn't home in Medical Lake but enough, Denison has a through trips to places third media she works like the Spokane River in that while not in the and even into Montana Slightly West tour bro- and Canada. Chure will be on display "It's like a whole new at Fresh Design. About world opened up," Grau- eight years ago a woman lich said. asked if she would cut The third artist on dis- some clear glass for her, play at Fresh Design is in but instead of payment, her second year on the Denison bargained with tour. Janet Denison has the woman to learn how been working With stained to do something new. glass for over 30 years, "She did pine-needle ever since she set out to weaving, so I said 'in- do a 1930s vintage glass stead of paying me, teach window for the front door me how to do the weav- of the house she arrd her ing,'" Denison said. husband wereremodeling The Slightly West of in Longview, Wash. Spokane Artists Studio Denison, who began Tour takes place Satur- her art career in oils, took day, Nov. 28, from10 a.m. a class on stained glass to 6 p.m. and features the work at Lower Columbia works of 19 artists, which Community College in will be available for pur- Longview and has "Been chasing, in seven studio doing it ever since." She locations. also took up something J o h n M c C a l - 10 years ago while living lum can be reached at in Folsom, Arizona that jmac@cheneyfreepress. she hadn't done since high corn. continued from page 1 mers have had to endure city free of liability should it Burton noted that stand unhealthy air conditions not declare a ban and have operators receive a city- Natural Resources fumishes due to numerous largea fire started by fireworks authorized license to sell data on fuel loads such as wildfires in the region, under dry conditions. He fireworks several months moisture content. Henderson said thispast also said the public would in advance, and could face Stevens said that any summer the city mailed two receive amply notification problems should the city decision .regarding bans is flyers to the citizens asking of any move through the elect to ban discharging also made in consultation themto voluntarily not dis- media and other notices, fireworks later. with Mayor John Higgins charge fireworks over the "It wouldn't be taken Stevens said they and City Administrator July 4 period. She noted the lightly by any stretch," would insert language into Doug Ross. They also re- flyer statement "Please do Ross added, the contract so that stand ceive fire information from not light any fireworks of Stevens said they re- operators are made aware other area agencies, any kind this Foutth of July Ceive fire data in seven-da , of the possibility discharg- "It would be a collabo- Weekend" was highlighted increments, and woulding fireworks could later ration of all of that," Ste- inred, have sufficient time to be banned due to weather vens said. "While many of our make a decision before conditions. The ordinance Medical Lake resident neighbors respected the fireworks stands opened didn'tprohibitpeoplefrom and former City Council City's request to refrain in the city, usually around "buying fireworks and dis- member Lahnie Hender- from lighting fireworks, July 1. Councilman A.J. charging them elsewhere. son expressed her support many residents chose to for the ordinance by read- be disrespectful to the local ing a letter to the council, government, its citizens Henderson has advocated and their neighbors," Hen- for banning fireworks in derson wrote. the past, including while on Ross told the council the the council, and noted that ordinance language "may residents the past two sum- declare" likely leaves the C I N E 10117 W State Route 2 Spokane, W, 10 Screens! 509-232-0444 Movie Information AMI : MOCKtNGJAY PA~T~ PG-13 Daily (3:30) (4:10) (5:40) 8:20 0:50 8:30 9:10 9:40 Sat.Sun (10:00) (10:30) (12:45) (1:15) 'l'he ight'B ore I R Daily 14:40) 7:10 9:45 Sat.Sun (11:301 (2:10) 613 S. Washington Ste, 105 Spokane, WA 99204 5 Blocks off 1-90 (Division St. Exit) FREE Parking 8:30-5:30 Mon-Fri Handicap Access Good Service Cars. Trucks Trailers Boats. Cycles RVs and to Buy Tickets Visit www,SpokaneMovies,con Showtimes in 0 are at bargain price. 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