KEXP MURAL Debut
" Unveiling and Dedication of KEXP New Home Mural
WHO: Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, KEXP 90.3FM and Seattle Center
WHAT: Unveiling of a new temporary art installation by artist Aramis Hamer, who will be joined by:
Randy Engstrom, Director, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Tom Mara, Executive Director, KEXP 90.3FM
Robert Nellams, Director, Seattle Center
WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2 p.m., in conjunction with media tours of KEXP’s new home at Seattle Center
WHERE: In the Breezeway at the intersection of Warren Ave. N. and N. Republican St., adjacent to the 130+-foot installation on the south side of Republican St.
This temporary site-specific project creates a vibrant pathway to the new home of KEXP at Seattle Center. Seattle artist Aramis Hamer was chosen to create the artwork, a colorful mural adjacent to the historic Paul Thiry designed building façade constructed for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. The 130+-foot long installation combines acrylic paint and objects, from LPs and cassettes to CDs, to celebrate Seattle’s diverse communities and reflect the history and evolution of the music industry. The mural takes viewers from KEXP’s library to the entrance of Seattle Center. The piece is intended to engage the imagination as a fitting tribute the KEXP’s new offices and studio. Funding for the project was provided by the Seattle Center 1% for Art and Seattle Center funds.
Tomorrow’s unveiling takes place ahead of the Grand Opening of KEXP at Seattle Center, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday, April 16. Learn more at: blog.kexp.org/grandopening.