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Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: 'A Sense of Place I' exhibition re-explores ideas of home

10/28/2013  3:00:00 PM

'A Sense of Place I' exhibition re-explores ideas of home
On view Nov. 2, 2013 through Jan. 3, 2014 at City Hall; Reception Nov. 7

SEATTLEA Sense of Place II examines themes of home and the familiar as imagined by a collective of 10 local artists working in photography, painting, printmaking and mixed media. The exhibition, opening on Nov. 2, was juried by Juan Alonso and features artists of the IDEA Odyssey Collective. IDEA is a visual arts collective dedicated to supporting artists of color and artists who explore culture, identity and diversity in their work. The exhibition will be installed in City Hall until Jan. 3. There will be a public reception from 4 to 6 pm on Nov. 7.

IDEA Odyssey closed its gallery storefront in 2012 and has since switched to a rotating venue format. With this recent change, the collective decided to revisit the inaugural theme they explored together – home. Other themes presented explore notions of identity and belonging.

Juan Alonso says the works he ultimately selected, "reflect a specific time or place that triggers a universal longing for the idea of home and each artist provides us with their unique sense of the familiar."

A Sense of Place II includes work by co-founders Minh Carrico, SuJ'n Chon and Carina A. del Rosario, as well as Michele Domingo, Victor Fuentes, Kathy Liao, Jo Moniz, Darius Morrison, Gregory Schaffer and Robert Wade.

The City Hall Lobby Gallery, 600 4th Ave., is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (206) 684-7171 or visit

Office of Arts & Culture | Making art work. We envision a city driven by creativity that provides the opportunity for everyone to engage in diverse arts and cultural experiences. We are supported by the 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council.

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