Lila Shaw Girvin's retrospective exhibit reflects a life lived in pursuit of knowing and understanding

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Spokane artist Lila Shaw Girvin, 93, in her home studio.

Every day around noon, weather dependent, a beam of light enters the Spokane home Lila Shaw Girvin shares with her husband, George. The Girvins have lived in this particular house well over half of Lila’s 93 years, during which time she’s observed how the sunbeam, framed by the skylight, bounces off the copper-encased fireplace and bathes the ceiling in light.

“It is just magical,” Girvin says, adding, “You know, it just lasts for

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