April 21st, 2018 - May 9th, 2018 // "Flourish"

Falls into couch wearing pj's in the middle of the day.

Phew, this month is already flying by! 

I recently had the opportunity to visit Spokane and attend First Friday at The Chase Gallery for the group show "Flourish" which featured myself and fellow artists Melinda Hurst-Frye and Tara McDermott. 

It was lovely to see this show, the three of us have been working on it since late last summer and to finally see all our hard work on display was incredibly rewarding. 

What makes the show special is not only that our work shares similarities, (ie. photograph arts focusing on nature) but also that while our subject matter and tools are similar, our final work and process are all very different. 

Another joy about this quick visit was how kind and welcoming The Chase Gallery was, both Mika Maloney and Remilisa Cullitan from Spokane Arts took excellent care of the layout and helped us in every way. It was a pleasure to work with them and I hope to do so again in the future. 

I also want to recognize how kind fellow photographer and Spokane native Melissa Rackham was, she visited the show Friday night and invited us over for brunch the next day with her family in her lovely home -- it was a great start to our very hectic Saturday which started with an artist talk and ended with driving all the way home to Seattle. 

All in all, I came home Saturday night and crashed until Monday morning -- but while my body was tired (and maybe still a bit tired today)  I'm now feeling ambitious and inspired, and so thoroughly in love and thankful to the city of Spokane. 

One of the best parts of this whole experience was getting a chance to watch Tara make her work on the way to the show, she even let me take a photo on the Hasselblad! (!!! x 100) 

So while my quick iPhone 6 snaps will pail in comparison to her medium format goodness, here are a few of my favorites from the trip over.