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Help an artist at Marmot on this First Friday

Above: An example of Ric Gendron's work, Feather, acrylic on canvas.

I don't usually post information about art and/or artists in the blog. Not because I have no interest in it/them but simply because I have other priorities — namely, movies and, on occasion, books and authors.

But I received a text from my friend Marshall Peterson, the guy behind the Kendall Yards art gallery Marmot Art Space. On Friday, during the monthly First Friday art parties, Marmot will feature the works of former Gonzaga School of Law professor John Morey Maurice. A talented printmaker, Maurice and his work will be on display from 5 to 8 p.m.

That, though, wasn't the news that Peterson wanted to share. It seems that local artist Ric Gendron was the victim of a house fire, which left him unhurt but destroyed what Peterson describes as "a TON of stuff."

"He's going to be at Marmot this Friday," Peterson says. "We're hoping to sell some of his artwork to help out."

Peterson then asked for my help in getting the news out. So here it is.