Friday, September 11, 2009

Northwest Latinos Showcased by City of Seattle

Arte Para Todos - Art for All honors National Latino Heritage Month, Día de los Muertos

Pasting City press release:

Latino City Employees and Latino Cultural Magazine present the exhibition Arte Para Todos - Art for All at City Hall to celebrate National Latino Heritage Month (beginning Sept. 15) and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead, Nov. 2). The exhibition runs Sept. 9 to Oct. 31.

The exhibition features more than 50 artworks in a variety of media by eight Northwest Latino artists: Marcio Diaz, Isaac Hernández, Rene Julio, Hugo Ludeña, Jennifer Molina, Jaime Olaya, Jose Orantes and Blanca Santander. The works include color photographs of Latino life; landscape, portrait and abstract paintings in acrylic, oil, and egg tempera; and pastel and scratchboard drawings.

Arte Para Todos - Art for All spans the City Hall Lobby Gallery and the Anne Focke Gallery, on the L2 level of City Hall. City Hall is located at 600 Fourth Avenue and is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information, call (206) 684-7171 or visit

In conjunction with Arte Para Todos, a free concert featuring the acoustic Latin jazz of Carlos Cascante will take place 12 to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 at City Hall. An artist reception with light refreshments will follow from 1 to 2 p.m.

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in communities throughout Seattle. The 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council, supports the city agency.

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