Partners Through Art
Partners Through Art

dance

Karla Parbon

Karla Parbon

Board Member Resident Artist

Karla A. Parbon, M.A. – As a dancer, educator, and choreographer, Karla has dedicated her life and profession to the art of dance. Currently, Karla serves as the Dance Program Director at Whitworth University and dance instructor at Gonzaga University. Whether it’s inspiring young artists, victims of social injustice, or integrating the arts into education, […]

Suzanne Ostersmith

Suzanne Ostersmith

Board Member Resident Artist

Suzanne is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in the Spokane, WA area. She serves as the Director of the Academic Dance Program and directs theatre productions at Gonzaga University. As a dance/theatre/visual artist she finds that ideas expressed through the movement and shapes created by the body are like words in a universal language. […]

Judy Mandeville

Judy Mandeville

Resident Artist

Judy Mandeville has been integrating the arts with education, social issues, inner health and therapeutic purposes for over 30 years. She holds a BA in Modern Dance and a MA in Special Education. She has choreographed and taught all age groups, from pre-schoolers to seniors, and has worked in higher education since 1990 at Whitworth […]

Grace Barnes

Grace Barnes

Resident Artist

Grace could spend hours studying the play of water, light, or the human form. She grew up in dance and majored in visual art at Whitworth University (B.A., 2011). She has had paintings on display at the Clearstory Gallery, Bryan Oliver Gallery, West Central Arts Festival, Indaba Coffee Bar, and elsewhere. Art lets both artist […]

Ildikó Kalapács

Ildikó Kalapács

Resident Artist

Diversity is the basis of Ildikó’s art. Her work is greatly influenced by the cultures of the American Northwest and Eastern Europe. She came to the US in 1987 after studying visual art and dance in Hungary. She continued her visual arts studies at Eastern Washington University. Over the years, her work has exhibited in […]