WHO: Manal is the Resident Artist at Workhouse Arts Center in Virginia. She’s shown all over the world, including London, New York, Cairo, Paris, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Ramallah, Brighton, Delhi, Rome, etc.
MORE: Manal has been interviewed by many US and international journals, magazines & TV channels. Art critic Mark Jensen in the Washington Post: Manal Deeb “superimposes photographs, calligraphy and fabric patterns on her face, constructing a visual metaphor for how women’s identities are overlaid with societal expectations and political circumstances,” blending realism and abstraction. This will be her debut in the Pacific Northwest. Come meet Manal!
WHAT ELSE: We’ll also show work from Legendary Painter Alfredo Arreguin (who has work in The Smithsonian), art professors Gordon Wilson, Rob Fifield, and Rob McKirdie, Bend painter/art teacher Ken Roth, Michael Dinning, Karen Mobley, Jim Dhillon, Oregon artist Shelli Walters, local legend Ric Gendron, and beloved local artist Melissa Cole.
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!