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Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.
Together, we can contue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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Artist Talk: Alfredo Arreguin
April 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Linda Hodges Gallery is proud to present Alfredo Arreguin in his 10th solo exhibition at the gallery. Recognized as one of the originators of the Pattern and Decoration movement in painting, Arreguin continues to garner accolades for his intricately designed and brilliantly colored oil on canvas paintings.
Born in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, Arreguin developed as an artist in Seattle, where he has resided since 1956. He received a BA in fine art and subsequently, an MFA from the University of Washington.
Alfredo Arreguin has a long and distinguished list of accomplishments. In 1979 he was selected to represent the United States at the 11th International Festival of Painting at Cagnes-sur Mer, France, where he won the Palm of People Award. In 1980 he received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the arts. In 1988 Arreguin won the commission to design the poster for the Centennial Celebration of the State of Washington (the image was his painting Washingtonia). In 1994 the Smithsonian Institution acquired Arreguin’s triptych Sueno (Dream: Eve Before Adam) for inclusion in the collection of the national Museum of American Art. A year later, in 1995, Arreguin received an OHTLI Award, the highest recognition given by the Mexican government to the commitment of distinguished individuals who perform activities that contribute to promote Mexican culture abroad.
In 2007, Arreguin was invited to show his work in the Framing Memory: Portraiture Nowexhibition, at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. In 2008, Arreguin was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts from the, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA. More recently, in 2013, he was given a one-person traveling exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Morelia, Mexico; and an three solo exhibitions in Spain” at Palacio del Conde Luna in Leon, Museo de America, Madrid, and Museo de Cadiz, during the summer of 2014. In 2017 Arreguin received , The Keys of the City of Morelia. He was the second person to receive this honor. The first one was, Pope Francis.