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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2011

"Losing My Religion," by Ric Gendron

Seeking: Ric Gendron's lost paintings

Curator Ben Mitchell is putting together an ambitious traveling retrospective exhibit of the works of Spokane artist Ric Gendron. Click here for a previous column detailing how this exhibit died during the MAC's financial crisis and was then miraculously revived. Yet neither Mitchell nor Gendron...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011

Ben Mitchell's art legacy at the MAC

I wrote an update for Wednesday's paper about the MAC's layoffs, which you can read here. I would like to expand on Ben Mitchell's legacy as art curator at the MAC. I do not consider myself an authority on visual art, but I am nevertheless...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011

MAC lays off senior curator of art

Ben Mitchell, the senior curator of art at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC), was laid off this week. The museum had to make a five percent budget cut, after it barely escaped closure when the state budget was finalized. One other position,...

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