JUNE FIRST FRIDAY

MARMOT ART SPACE PRESENTS…
 

RIC GENDRON

– THE MIGHTY COLUMBIA: PART ONE

 

WHO: Ric is one of the top artist in the Inland Empire. He paints with vivid acrylics. You may recognize him from his murals at the Museum of Arts & Culture or his massive reprints on the side of the Ruby Hotel in downtown Spokane.

MORE: From the book RATTLEBONE: “For over three decades Ric Gendron has been creating a deeply imaginative, sincere, culturally authentic, approachable body of work – beautiful, moving paintings”. He is one of the very few Pacific Northwest artist to have had a book produced about him (created by the Missoula Art Museum and distributed by the prestigious UW Press).

WHAT: Ric will present the beginnings of what will become his next book and traveling exhibit. He grew up near the Columbia River and has just recently moved back. Full Circle.

WHAT ELSE: We’ll also have works by Alfredo Arreguin and Ruben Trejo (both have work in The Smithsonian), Rick Davis, Jim Dhillon, Michael Dinning, and Bend artist Ken Roth and local favorite Melissa Cole.

WHEN: First Friday, June 1st, 5-8pm.

WHERE: First Friday 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).

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: Our newest neighbor, Umi Kitchen & Sushi Bar just opened. Tonight’s a great night to try it out. Maryhill Winery just opened recently – 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.

 

Often the quickest way to find out news is by “liking” our Facebook page (Facebook.com/MarmotArtSpace) and following along. See you First Friday!

FUTURE ARTISTS: Marmot Art Space hosts incredible local, regional, national, and international artists and amazing local projects – a healthy mix of established and emerging artists, as well as projects that help to make Spokane a better place to visit, work, live, love, strive, and play.

The community will continue to play a role in suggesting artists and projects – not just the artistic community, but voices from the entire community will be heard. Marshall will have the final say. We are not currently seeking artists, as the response has been enormous already and 2018-2020 is almost completely booked.

When we decide on an artist, we’re looking for the total package: a person who is not just hugely talented, but also a wonderful human being – honest, positive, hard-working, caring, open and more than anything, someone willing and able to collaborate. Any show at Marmot is a collaboration between Marshall and the artist. Any artist that we choose to work with must understand the benefits of collaboration and be prepared to put in the time, energy, care, and attention that will result in an amazingly successful show. The focus is not just making and mounting the art, but to the entire collaborative process, an undertaking that draws on our distinctive talents and creates something singular and remarkable in the process. Both the artist and Marshall have unique skill sets and we’re excited to see the magic that is the natural result of two talented people working off each other’s strengths.

Are you interested in showing your artwork? We suggest you read this article very, very carefully: What Galleries Look For In Artists, then follow its many suggestions. If at some point you want to email us, please search around for the way to email us. If you’ve read the aforementioned article, this will make total sense; if it doesn’t, check out the article again. We didn’t write it, but it is an amazing article. Hope to see you soon!