Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture art/history docent Joyce Wilkens will be at the Chocolate Apothecary at Spokane’s historic Flour Mill to sign copies of her book “Teacup Art… and Reflections” on Friday, September 2.
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture features several collections showcasing regional history, fine art and Native American and other cultures. They are also home to the Campbell House, which allows visitors to learn more about what life was like in Spokane circa 1898.
In addition to working at the museum, Wilkens is also an artist and photographer. She has a web site featuring some of her work and a page that allows people to buy “Teacup Art… and Reflections” directly from her.
According to the product description at Amazon,
“Like art, life can be splashed with expected and unexpected curves and colors, offering chances to take a good long look, simmer on your reflections, share your thoughts, and to listen to others…to learn to respect and appreciate our diversity, especially when blended with the perfect symbol of hospitality, the teacup.
“Teacup Art . . . and Reflections is a dazzling display of teacups from around the world that are steeped with stories. Photographed with flair and uniquely showcased, artist and photographer Joyce Wilkens ignites your imagination beyond the porcelain on the page. Each image sparks mystery, wonder, laughter, and feelings of peace, and might even make you cry as you reminisce about your own stories. . . where you have been, where you are going, and what inspires you.”
The Spokane Flour Mill was built in 1895 and was converted into a retail shopping site back in the Seventies for Expo 74. In addition to being a popular tourist destination for the past 37 years, the Flour Mill is home to several restaurants and specialty shops. The Chocolate Apothecary is one of many attractions on the main floor.
According to their web site, “Chocolate Apothecary is a destination gourmet chocolate, gelato and coffee shop. We dispense chocolate with knowledge and abandon! Come and enjoy our decadent selection. Drinking Chocolates are a specialty and our staff is delighted to help you choose the correct tonic. Celebrate all the seasons of life with us….”
The event will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Chocolate Apothecary is located in the Flour Mill at 621 W. Mallon Avenue, Suite 419. For more information, call (509) 324-2424.