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Building Update: New Mural

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Building Update, News

Aramis mural

Have you noticed the very long and colorful art installation along Republican Street, between Warren and 1st Avenue North, at the site of KEXP’s New Home? It’s still a work in progress, and this weekend you have an opportunity help complete it while showcasing your love of music.

On Saturday, March 19 from 2-5 p.m., mural artist Aramis Hamer will host a community information and engagement session at The Vera Project, just north of Key Arena on the Seattle Center campus. She invites anyone interested to bring their old CDs, LPs, and cassette tapes (just a couple per person, please), which she will use as sculptural elements in the mural.

Hamer’s vibrant mural, which includes acrylic paint and found objects, will celebrate Seattle’s diverse communities and reflect the history and evolution of the music industry. It will take viewers from KEXP’s library to the entrance of Seattle Center. The mural is intended to engage the imagination as a fitting tribute the KEXP’s New Home.

According to Hamer, “Music is definitely one of my main inspirations. Songs are like stories and while listening to the lyrics, an image forms in my mind inspiring the next piece.”

Hamer moved to Seattle from Chicago, IL. Her work is heavily influenced by street art, hip hop, and urban landscapes. Hamer has created a number of paintings for private commissions and public exhibition, and collaborated with community members of the Central Area to create an interactive chalkboard mural at 23rd and Union in the summer of 2015. She completed the Office of Arts & Culture’s Public Art Boot Camp in 2015. Funding provided by Seattle Center 1% for Art and Seattle Center funds.

Learn more about the installation and event here.









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