Showing posts from October, 2014

Drinking your Dessert. The Chocolate Martini


Ba Da Bing! Spokane's iconic theatre.

As published in Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine, October 2014 

Ben Joyce at Barrister Winery

Spokane, WA. - Ben Joyce may have grown up in California but he attended Gonzaga University, married a Spokane girl and now calls our fair city home. So basically we're claiming him as a local artist.  Joyce's most recognizable series is called  Abstract Topophilia® -  The Love Of Place.  Topophilia is t he Affective Bond Between People And Place. The Love Of Place. “ I created Abstract Topophilia, love of place, out of an unconventional approach to art. Like the places I capture, the pieces are moving, pulsing, ever changing. The shaped edges and cut outs break up the traditional hard lines of a square canvas that confine the experience, allowing the viewer to expand the painting beyond its borders with their knowledge of the area ” — ben Florence, Italy.  50" x 70" A rtist Bio: Ben Joyce invites the viewer to transcend their experience of place through a radical new use of structure, form and elements.   Ben has always felt compelled to share his artistic talents; f