MARMOT ART SPACE PRESENTS…
FRANK MUNNS RETROSPECTIVE – CURATOR/PAINTER/SCULPTOR/ART PROF – SAN FRANCISCO, CA/WALLA WALLA, WA
WHO: Frank ran Whitman College’s Donald H. Sheehan Gallery for years. He bounced back and forth from San Francisco – where he was exposed to cutting edge art for decades – to Walla Walla – where he was born and raised and helped to run the family farm business while doing important things like helping to found the Walla Walla Frenchtown Historical Association.
MORE: Frank earned his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and was able to use his connections to bring giants of the art world like Diane Arbus, Judy Chicago, and Wayne Thiebaud to Eastern Washington. He exhibited at one of the finest galleries in the Pacific Northwest – the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery – as well as various San Francisco spaces. He is an Artist Trust grant winner.
EVEN MORE: Two of his sculptures are a part of Whitman’s permanent collection and can be viewed 24/7 near Whitman’s Anthropology Dept Bldg. Frank was a historian with degrees in Classics, Archaeology, and Art. We couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce Frank’s work to Spokane. Daniel Forbes, current Director of Whitman College’s Donald H. Sheehan Gallery, will be present.
WHAT ELSE: We’ll also show work from Legendary Painter Alfredo Arreguin (who has work in The Smithsonian), Professor Emeritus Ruben Trejo (who also has work in the Smithsonian), art professors Gordon Wilson, Rob Fifield, and Rob McKirdie, Michael Dinning, Karen Mobley, Jim Dhillon, Oregon artist Shelli Walters, local legend Ric Gendron, and beloved local artist Melissa Cole.
WHEN:First Friday, February 7th, 5-8pm.
WHERE: First Friday in Kendall Yards happens throughout the Kendall Yards Business District, but has always been centered at Marmot Art Space (1202 Summit Pkwy, in Adams Alley, right across the alley from Craftsman Cellars and 3Ninjas).
WHY ATTEND:It’s another amazing art party in Kendall Yards! This is the best night of each month, a great opportunity to get out of the house and visit with your neighbors in Spokane’s most exciting neighborhood. Come for the art, stay for the food and drink! Or vice versa. You choose – either way you’ll have a great time!
WHY ELSE: 3Ninjas opened recently– and they’re right across the alley from us! You loved them for years as a food truck at our Kendall Yards Night Market. Now you can see them all four seasons! Don’t forget that Umi Kitchen & Sushi Bar opened awhile back – to rave reviews. Tonight’s a great night to try it out. Maryhill Winery is one of our newer neighbors– 5,000 sq. ft. of wine, along with a beautiful view of the Spokane River Gorge. Great excuse to visit them. Never been to Boutique Bleu, our new women’s clothing boutique? Friday is a great day for that! Core Pilates and William Grant Gallery & Framing all host artists as well. Why not have a glass of wine at Craftsman Cellars while you check out their artist? Of course, Brainfreeze Ice Creamery, Central Food, Veraci Pizza, Wandering Table, Nectar Wine & Beer, will all be happy to see you, too!
MORE: Veraci Pizza, on the house!
MORE: Kids are always welcome!
FUTURE ARTISTS: Marmot Art Space hosts incredible local, regional, national, and international artists. The majority are mid career artists – highly-successful, full time professional artists. Occasionally we find a way to slide in an emerging artist. Excited to see you First Friday!
We’ve been working for over five years to turn Kendall Yards into an arts destination. Marmot will always be at the center and, as the only space in Kendall Yards dedicated completely to the visual arts, we’ll always focus on the biggest artists around, but we’re excited to continue to promote all the great things happening on First Fridays in Kendall Yards.