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Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Works by artists of African descent featured in City Hall exhibition

3/7/2013  3:00:00 PM

Works by artists of African descent featured in City Hall exhibition
'A Wider View' is on view through April 30; reception is 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, April 4

SEATTLE — The city is hosting Onyx Fine Arts Collective's exhibition A Wider View at Seattle City Hall, March 6 to April 30. A Wider View highlights artworks from mostly local emerging and established artists of African descent who work in a medley of media and gain inspiration from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. The opening reception will be 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, April 4.

The exhibition includes 61 artworks by 21 artists, including: Adrienne Alford, Wanda Benvenutti, Lisa Brown, Lisa Myers Bulmash, Valencia Carroll, Jim Coley, Valerie Collymore, Al Doggett, Esther Ervin, Cynthia Fowler, Jolyn Gardner, Robert L. Horton, George Jennings, Chaz Lindsey, Hannah Mitchell, Doreen Mitchum, Ashby Reed, Gene Rivers, Lyle Rushing, Jay Taylor, Earnest Thomas, Carol Williams, and Carletta Carrington Wilson.

For the past eight years, Onyx Fine Arts Collective has worked to bring wider attention to works of artists of African descent living in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The collective has also been active in local and regional arts activities, including Art in the Park in Seattle and exhibitions in Portland, Ore.

A Wider View is on view at the City Hall Lobby Gallery and Anne Focke Gallery (located on the L-2 level of City Hall), 600 Fourth Ave. Gallery hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (206) 684-7171 or visit

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs supports the health and vitality of our city by providing access to arts and culture, advancing the role of artists in our community, and advocating for issues affecting the entire cultural community. The 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council, supports the city agency.

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