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Photog’s sidewalk show celebrates Spokane

Years ago, my wife and I met a guy at the Seattle International Film Festival. His name was Marshall Peterson, and he was watching movies — as we were. We began talking and it wasn't long before we discovered that he had ties to Spokane. Over the next couple of years, we met Marshall on occasion. Heard all about his life in Mexico and his yearnings to be a photographer.

Fast forward to now: Marshall is not only a photographer, but he's an author (his first book was titled "Rock Tapatío – Live! Images for a New Century"), and he has a new show you might have seen out and about in Spokane that he's calling "S50! Spokane Fifty," which he describes as "a portrait-based project that identifies fifty Spokanites working in art, culture and music to make our city a vibrant and exciting place to live, work and visit."

In recent days "S50" has been exhibited on the sidewalk in front of the new Merlyn's location. If you stop by, you'll likely enjoy yourself. I certainly did.