EVENTS ROUNDUP: Plenty of art, film and celebrations around the region

click to enlarge EVENTS ROUNDUP: Plenty of art, film and celebrations around the region
From the art quilt exhibit "Primal Forces: Wind," on display Feb. 8-April 26 at Lewis Clark State College's Center for Arts & History.

Our weekly roundup of events from around the area is just a sampling of what’s available in our calendar:

An art quilt exhibition, “Primal Forces: Wind,” is on display through April 26 at Lewis-Clark State College’s Center for Arts & History, 415 Main St., Lewiston.

The exhibit of about 40 quilts in the center’s first floor galleries is the second in a three-part “Primal Forces” series — “Earth,” “Wind” and “Fire” — that premiered at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky.

The exhibition was created by Studio Art Quilt Associates Inc., a nonprofit organization with a mission of promoting the art quilt, according to a center news release. Art quilts are defined as layered and stitched visual works or ones that reference that form of stitched, layered structure.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays; and by appointment.

More information is at

The film “Richland,” which debuted at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, screens at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Washington State University’s Compton Union Building Auditorium, 1500 Glenn Terrell Mall, Pullman.

It explores the environmental and human cost of the eastern Washington company town’s involvement with the Manhattan Project at Hanford developing atomic weapons during World War II, according to information from WSU.

Filmmaker Irene Lusztig “drew heavily upon the expertise of Robert Franklin, history professor at WSU Tri-Cities and assistant director and archivist for the Hanford History Project,” according to WSU.

The screening is part of the WSU history department’s Roots of Contemporary Issues Event Series.

An exhibit by Moscow artist Shelly Gilmore, “I’ll Fly Away,” opens with a reception from 4-6 p.m. Friday at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown.

A Minor Issue, a four-person musical group from Moscow, will perform during the reception.

The exhibit, on display through March 31, includes works such as furniture and lamps crafted from discarded automotive, farm and industrial equipment.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.

The University of Idaho’s Asian American Pacific Islander Association’s Lunar New Year Celebration is from 5-7 p.m. Saturday on the Moscow campus.

A themed dinner, music and activities all welcoming “The Year of the Dragon” are planned for the event at the Bruce M. Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom, 709 Deakin Ave.

Tickets, $10-$15, must be purchased by noon Friday at