‘all WOMEN’ art exhibition is in Lewiston | Culture & Leisure


Five female artists are featured in an exhibition called “All WOMEN: Your Full and Wonderful Self” through the end of the month at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, 415 Main St., Lewiston.

Naomi S. Velasquez studies how relationships change over time in her quilting and artist books, according to an LCSC press release. Velasquez, an associate professor of art and department chair at Idaho State University, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Washington State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Washington State University. art/fibers from the University of North Texas. She has exhibited her work internationally and nationally, including at colleges and universities throughout the North West.

Velasquez will be offering a free online art workshop on Japanese bookbinding from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. A limited number of free art supply kits are available for workshop participants. Registration is at bit.ly/ArtsWorkshop_JSB.

Inspired by the miniature creations of her grandmother, Rachel A. Jameton, from Asotin, builds tiny worlds mostly out of found objects. Jameton, a professor of chemistry at LCSC, embraces interdisciplinary practices in her work, recognizing the important role the arts play in nurturing critical thinking, creativity, and innovation. (You can read more about Jameton’s creations in the January 20-26 edition of Inland 360, at bit.ly/3IRaCvf.)

Amber Marie Hunt creates colored pencil portraits of people who have healed from trauma. Hunt received her Bachelor of Arts from Idaho State University in 2016 and her work has been featured in juried exhibitions throughout the Northwest. She has served on various local arts councils and is president of her local chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America in Green River, Wyo.

Born and raised in Japan and now residing in Dallas, Texas, Nishiki Sugawara Beda examines the links between the past and the present through elements of its cultures of origin and adoption. Sugawara-Beda paints with sumi, an ink made from soot and animal glue, exploring themes related to culture, language and spirituality rooted in Zen Buddhism. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including in an upcoming solo exhibition, “Somewhere Around There”, at the Amos Eno Gallery in New York.

Cheyanne Faye Donald Valera, most recently hailing from the Bay Area of ​​California, immerses herself in new settings and landscapes to illustrate her relationship with her surroundings. Inspired by the natural elements and the concept of Mother Earth, Valera portrays the personality of a place through her digital paintings. Itinerant and self-taught artist, she works mainly in graphic design and digital painting.

The center’s hours of operation are 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. College COVID-19 protocols are available at lcsc.edu/coronavirus/resource-guides.


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