Leave it to Patrick Kendrick to throw an art show coupled with live music in a boxing ring.
“New Originals: Collections, Champs, Champagne” is not your typical First Friday fare, but it’s exactly the kind of spectacle to expect from Kendrick, who books mainly live music through his Platform booking agency.
Kendrick has coordinated First Friday art shows at every venue he’s booked exclusively, from Rock Coffee to Caterina Winery and now Sunset Junction.
In the last couple of years he’s taken his art shows to the next level as one of the founding organizers of the annual Terrain music and visual arts showcase.
Kendrick and some of his like-minded cohorts connect the dots between local live music and visual arts tonight at Spokane Boxing, 1826 E. Sprague Ave.
The show will feature local art collected by Kendrick as well as former B-Side owner Ben Cater, Bruce Hormann, Leah Bickerton, Sasha Turner and Stacy Bruce.
Collectively, they own and will be displaying art by Gabriel Brown, Lance Paullin, Ruben Villarreal, Jason Bagge, Rhea Beumer, Ben Delaney, Jason Corcoran, Joe Preston, Ryan Koontz, Tiffany Patterson, Ryan Avery, Dean Reiner, Brad Delay, Troy Webber and many more. The event will also be an introduction for featured local artist Jeremy Vermilion.
In addition to the visual art, live music will be provided throughout the night by a multi-genre bill – everything from prog-rock to hip-hop – consisting of Belt of Vapor, Ze Krau, Please Draw In Me, DJ Likes Girls and Bad Penmanship’s Jaeda featuring Freetime Synthetic and Quiz.
The event is also a fundraiser for Community-Minded Enterprises.
As a music promoter, Kendrick often has out-of-town bands crash at his Browne’s Addition apartment, which is filled with local art. The most common comment from first-time guests is that his apartment feels more like an art gallery.
“I’m around this kind of thing all the time and I’ve always enjoyed artwork. It looks a lot better to my eye than a ‘Reservoir Dogs’ poster,” Kendrick said.
“The more people enjoyed it and got hyped on the idea of collecting local artwork, I realized this could become a viral thing that could be used as a different way to support the artists.”