Columbia Basin Creatives

Pink Is the New Black: 22-Year-Old Artist Seeks to Create, Inspire, and Educate

By Huckleberry Press / January 24, 2023 /

There are not many young adults who take the leap into entrepreneurship, but Cristina Varela (who goes by Pink), is certainly one of them. Pink is a 22-year-old full-time creative who is making waves in the art world with their brand Pink Viruz and art education channel, Pink’s Artsy Corner.

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Meet Spokane Author Amy McGarry

By Huckleberry Press / March 11, 2022 /
Amy McGarry

Eastern Washington is home to many talented and creative writers. The romantic landscapes, rich history, and cozy communities of our region are the perfect nest for creative talent.

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Native musicians nominated for awards

By Huckleberry Press / February 23, 2022 /

The Native American Music Awards (NAMA) nominate artists of various genres each year, and a few musicians from Washington state made the list for 2022.

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“HIStory”: Tony Louie’s Transition from Musician to Award Winning Film Star

By Huckleberry Press / January 24, 2022 /
Tony Louie

It’s my great honor to introduce to the Huckleberry Press readers Tony Louie, musician, singer/songwriter, and spoken word poet. I begin with this introduction out of respect to Tony’s indigenous background. He is a proud Colville Tribal Member who grew up in inchelium on the Colville Reservation.

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Garden of Friends

By Huckleberry Press / June 29, 2021 /

For over 20 years, I worked with members of the community of people with cognitive disabilities, trying to sow the seeds of understanding, acceptance and inclusion in the garden of mainstream society.

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Pollen Swirls and Holding Community

By Huckleberry Press / May 13, 2021 /

by Amber Jensen Ponderosa Pine pollen drifts and swirls in eddies around the parking lot. A few puddles of lingering spring choke beneath the buttery yellow film. It’s almost summer,…

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Long Necked Beer Bottles and an Old Polenta Pot

By Huckleberry Press / March 19, 2021 /

It was Huckleberry Heaven in the mountains above Trail BC in 1939, a year and a half after my mom and sisters arrived from Italy.

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At Home With Myself

By Huckleberry Press / January 30, 2021 /

Isolated at home, freshly showered and all dressed up…. With SOMEWHERE to go: My Office.

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