Spokane Symphony + Terrain: Uncharted


Music Director Eckart Preu, right, conducts the Spokane Symphony while Von The Baptist vocalist/guitarist Vaughn Wood performs while playing the role of The Wolf as part of a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” during Spokane Symphony + Terrain: Uncharted at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox in Spokane, Wash., Friday, May 27, 2016. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox hosted Uncharted, a collaboration between the Spokane Symphony and Terrain. Performing Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf”, the Spokane Symphony collaborate with bands Mama Doll, Von The Baptist, musician Liz Rogne, poet Ellen Welcker, writer Simeon Mills, the Big House Dance Theatre and The Divine Jewels played character roles as Verne Windham narrated.

I this for the Inlander, Music Director Eckart Preu directs the Spokane Symphony as Von The Baptist performs. A slideshow with more photos is at http://m.inlander.com/spokane/new-slideshow/Slideshow?oid=2780563.

Riverside Storybook


15 year old “Riverside Storybook” creators and editors Madison Seipp, left, and Brittan Hart pose for a photograph at Huntington Park in Spokane, Wash., Sunday, May 22, 2016. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Here’s an extra photo for the Inlander of the 15 year old creators, Madison Seipp and Brittan Hart, of “Riverside Storybook”, an anthology of work by their local peers. A call for submissions earlier this year resulted in an 85 page book filled with prose, poetry, art and photography. http://www.inlander.com/spokane/writing-their-way/Content?oid=2777606

For the photograph, it had been raining all day this past Sunday, when the photoshoot was scheduled. An outdoor portrait at this location at the Spokane River seemed the most appropriate as it went both with the title and the cover art on the book. The rain stopped just in time for the photoshoot. It started raining again later in the day and into the following day.

TBT – Jedediah The Pilot


(Left to right) Jason Overdorff, Travis Singleton and Bryan Nelson of the band Jedediah The Pilot pose for a photograph in front of Ruby St. Antiques, Saturday, June 28, 2008, in Spokane, Wash. (Young Kwak Special to the Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Here’s a throwback photo from 8 years ago for the Inlander of some of the members of the metal band Jedediah the Pilot at the now closed Ruby Street Antiques. Band member Aaron Ruff was on sabbatical from the band until August, 2008 and was not photographed.  We took some time looking around to find a good spot to photograph. There was a lot of interesting antiques that could have created an interesting scene. We used a few items for photos. But, the star and the two figures on either side made for the most interesting texture.

Karelian Bear Dog


Washington State Fish and Wildlife Wildlife Biologist Rich Beausoleil gets a kiss from his 10 1/2 year old Karelian Bear Dog Cash before the 4th Annual Karelian Bear Dog 5K run and walk event benefiting the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s bear dog program at Mirabeau Park in Spokane Valley, Wash., Saturday, May 7, 2016. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Here’s a photo of Washington state Fish & Wildlife Biologist Rich Beausoleil and his Karelian Bear Dog Cash for the Inlander. The dogs, from Finland, are fearless and good for chasing bears and other potentially dangerous wildlife away from human habitats or for trap and release. They also help find poachers and are involved in search and rescue missions of all sorts. With all of the energy they exhibit, the dogs are very gentle around people. http://www.inlander.com/spokane/bear-aware/Content?oid=2771464

Sam Ligon


Sam Ligon poses for a photograph under a rail bridge near W. 1st Ave. and S. Howard St. in downtown Spokane, Wash., Monday, May 16, 2016. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

I photographed author Sam Ligon for the Inlander last week. He wasn’t sure what sort of location would best reflect his personality until he settled on a downtown location in Spokane. He stated an affinity for the murals under the train bridges. So, we started there. I took a few photos of him with the murals in the background, one of which ended up publishing. We also picked a couple of nearby locations. The photo above is under the edge of a train bridge looking down the sidewalk, utilizing a lot of the light and the shadows that were present in the scene. http://www.inlander.com/spokane/the-wordfather/Content?oid=2771454

Art for the Park


Jesse Santos, left, Rebecca Adams paint “Ribbons”, a mural designed by Ellen Picken, at the corner of W. 2nd Ave. and S. Spruce St., during Art for the Park, adjacent to Coeur d’Alene Park in the Browne’s Addition Neighborhood of Spokane, Wash., Saturday, May 21, 2016. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

There’s a slideshow for the Inlander of photos from Art for the Park at Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition at http://m.inlander.com/spokane/new-slideshow/Slideshow?oid=2774946. Artists Erin Mielcarek, Tiffany Patterson, Ellen Picken and Tom Quinn designed and painted murals at various intersections around the park on Saturday, as part of the 125 year celebration of the founding of the park, with assistance from a number of volunteers. The milk paint murals are supposed to last until the middle of September, according to Annie Matlow, of Friends of Coeur d’Alene Park.

Saranac Public House Pretzels


House baked soft pretzels with cheese sauce and beer mustard are photographed at Saranac Public House in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, May 12, 2016. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Here’s a photo of an order of pretzels at the Saranac Public House for the Inlander. It came with a cheese sauce and beer mustard. The pretzels and sides are all made in-house at the restaurant. http://www.inlander.com/spokane/twisted-glory/Content?oid=2771474