Cultural Perspectives Part III opens October 4, 2016 at the Seattle Municipal Gallery

Cultural Perspectives Part III, October 4 – December 28, 2016

Cultural Perspectives Part III is the third and final installment of a series of exhibitions featuring recent acquisitions for the Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works Collection. The goal of the purchase was to select artworks that represent experiences and social concerns of and from communities of color. The final installation will feature 23 contemporary artworks ranging from carvings, paintings, ceramics, photography and prints.

Part III includes artworks by Juan Alonso-Rodriguez, Romson Bustillo, Ron Carraher, Jo Hamilton, Sabina Haque, Naomi Ishisaka, Dave Kennedy, Hyunju Kim, Yegizaw Michael, Ted Mase, Tivon Rice, Mamoun Sakkal, Jayce Salloum, Naomi Shigeta, Akio Takamori, Maki Tamura, Barbara Earl Thomas, and Tariqa Waters.

The entire acquisition totaled 66 contemporary artworks from 45 artists representing the Pacific Northwest.

Photo credit: Barbara Earl Thomas, Story Before Dreaming II (book of fishing), 2008, Lino cut, 18” x 20”


ARTS Presents: Lunch + Learn

Celebrating Black History Month

Friday, February 19 | 12-1 p.m.
Bertha Knight Landes Room at City Hall
600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Please join us for a special Lunch + Learn, celebrating Black History Month. Artists Barbara Earl Thomas, Aramis Hamer and C. Davida Ingram will present their work and Ingram will moderate a conversation about how their artwork reflects their cultural heritage. Curated by Ruri Yampolsky, Public Art Program Director, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

Please bring your lunch; beverages and food for thought will be provided.

Please RSVP here by Tuesday, February 16, 2016.