Columbia Basin Creatives

Cupid, Draw Back Your Bow

By Huckleberry Press / February 19, 2024 /

The indigenous people of Alaska have dozens of words for snow. Yet, despite what we all understand, on some level, the English language has one word for love. I love to read. I really love pizza. I love my daughter with all my heart. Shouldn’t we have different words for these loves?

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Huckleberry Press Editor Val Mohney and Spokane visual artist Gatieh Nacario

By Huckleberry Press / March 20, 2023 /
Gatieh Nacario

Looking for a talented visual artist to inspire and amaze you? Look no further than Spokane’s own Gatieh Nacario!

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Spokane’s Nicholas Sironka Supports People Through Art, Kindness, and Conversation

By Huckleberry Press / March 19, 2023 /
Nicholas Sironka

In the African country of Kenya, the population size is roughly 50 million people with 42 distinct tribes. Each tribe boasts its own history, culture, and traditions. Nicholas Sironka hails from the Maasai people and is the only person on the planet who shares Maasai culture through his batik paintings.

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Huckleberry Press Live Interview with Spokane Artist Judy Foust-Harrell

By Huckleberry Press / March 14, 2023 /
Val Mohney and Judy Foust-Harrell

Val Mohney, Huckleberry Press editor, talks with Judy about her custom oil and pastel paintings and her unique creative vision.

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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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