Terrain Gallery

A week with Heather Hart

Terrain, as part of our Range - Visiting Artist Series partnership, is hosting Brooklyn-based artist Heather Hart February 21st-24th.

Known for her community-based, participatory work, Heather will be doing several events centered around our region's black community.

If that weren't rad enough, we will also be opening our FIRST OFFICIAL SHOW in our brand new gallery space featuring a series of Heather's drawings called Oracular Rooftops.

We hope you’ll join us!

More info on Heather’s events below.

EDITATHON | February 21st, 6PM-9PM | 304 W. Pacific

This series invites the public in creating, updating, and improving Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of black artists. Participants will be provided with a list of pages to add or edit, which includes local black visual artists. Please BRING A LAPTOP or TABLET to participate. NOTE: You don't have to have experience with Wikipedia editing to participate. RSVP to this event.

THE BLACK LUNCH TABLE: Black Lives Matter recording session | February 23rd, 6PM-8PM | 304 W. Pacific

Imagining the lunch table as a discursive site where social connections are made, organizing is planned, social hierarchies revealed, and power dynamics are played out, this session will offer focused conversations on the divisions and connections that exist within our community, while also laying out new productive relationships to continue the movement for dismantling institutional racism. Dinner will be provided. THIS EVENT HAS A HARD LIMIT. ONLY RSVP IF YOU ARE ACTUALLY COMING and please RSVP by February 21st. RSVP to this event.

GALLERY OPENING with Heather Hart | February 24th, 6PM-8PM | 304 W. Pacific

Celebrate the opening of Heather’s *show Oracular Rooftops (February 24th-May14th).

Meet the artist while immersing yourself in her beautiful, thought-provoking drawings. Light snacks. No-host bar.


*Heather’s show offers both static and participatory pieces. Each participant brings their frame of reference and ideas to mingle with the environment Heather offers as a catalyst. She believes that people listen better when they are included in the process of discovery. Through play, humor, interaction, and medium, Heather wants to propose a conversation that may continue after the art viewing is finished.

To that end, Heather's drawings will live around a Wikipedia editing station which will literally put the power of authorship into the hands of the visitors. Armed with tutorials or a training session and a customized list of task articles relating to local visual black artists, the visitors will have direct impact on both our region’s historical record and some of the drawings in the Terrain exhibition.

QUESTIONS about the Editathon or Black Lunch Tables? Contact info@blacklunchtable.com

QUESTIONS about the gallery show? Contact Jackie at jackie@terrainspokane.com


RALLY for Art

What started as an impromptu call for the community to share and create art that reflected their feelings about the election, ended up to be RALLY, a cathartic exercise in expression through art. Starting December 5th we opened the Terrain Gallery to the community on four different occasions, ending with a total of 150 unique paintings, drawings, poems, statues, and masterfully-crafted collages from first-time artists to full-time professionals. We were pleasantly surprised by the turnout at each event.

Most of the pieces that filled the walls of the Terrain gallery were made the night of the events using donated supplies from generous art professors, teachers, and community members. At each event, strangers sat next to each other, talked to each other, and held space with each other while making art. The best part of the event was giving those who didn't identify as "artists" a place on the gallery wall. It was amazing to see the excitement on people's faces when they realized that their work would be on display for several more community events. Chase Youth Commission also partnered with Terrain to set up their Dear World Initiative where attendees were invited to write a message to the world on their bodies and then pose for a picture to be shared publicly. Click Dear World Initiative to view these photos.

RALLY depicts art that shows where our society is at this given point in time. After many questions of what was to happen with the art after the show, we have decided to document all the pieces to create a digital archive.  

If you were an artist with a piece on the wall, the art pick-up date has been moved to February 13th and 15th, 5-7pm.