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Tacoma unveils Black Lives Matter mural

Along Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma, the city’s new Black Lives Matter mural unfolds across the 23,000 square-foot Tollefson Plaza in bright colors.
The mural cascades down the steps of the plaza and from different viewpoints, it reveals different faces, messages and meanings. The challenging space makes the viewer work to absorb the mural — something lead artist Dionne Bonner wanted.
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The finale piece in Dorothy Anderson Wasserman's exhibit "The Carnival of the Animals," at Gallery 110 in Seattle. Photo by Lauren Gallup.

‘The Carnival of the Animals’ comes to life this October in Gallery 110

Four walls of Gallery 110 in Seattle have been transformed with dancing animals displayed within colorful, boxed scenes that jump to life against the otherwise white space.
They are sculptures of human dancers, costumed like animals, the ensemble of Dorothy Anderson Wasserman’s latest exhibit, The Carnival of the Animals. It’s a study of music, dance, theater and visual art combined. Continue Reading ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ comes to life this October in Gallery 110

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Sandra Williams, creator of The Black Lens, talks virtually for a recording of 'Traverse Talks.'

‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 19: Celebrating The Life And Legacy of Sandy Williams

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, founder of a local newspaper, The Black Lens, in Spokane, Washington. Sandra Williams shares her life story growing up in the predominantly white Inland Northwest as a Black woman, her work ethic and what she is doing to insure future generations have a place that feels like community in Spokane. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 19: Celebrating The Life And Legacy of Sandy Williams

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