Arts Benicia and its community grieves as one as we share the sad news that our dear friend, the “mayor of the Arsenal,” Mike Kendall passed away Tuesday night. Mike was an exceptional painter, sculptor and creator. More a creative force than just creator, he infused everything he did with a contagious, positive energy. Supportive, involved, and connected, he helped others make the connections they needed to be successful. Always there to lend a hand with anything and everything. Generous to Arts Benicia and to many other great creative causes in the community. Mike will be deeply missed by all.