Remember Haiti

After the doldrums of August, when galleries trim their hours and many artists are out of town, the new fall season begins with September's First Thursday art walk. Besides the usual stops in Pioneer Square and at the Tashiro Kaplan Building, first hike up the hill to City Hall, where local artists Olivia Pendergast, Robert L. Horton, and Eric D. Salisbury are showing separate works in Remember Haiti. In three dozen paintings displayed on two levels (take the elevator down to L-2 to find the Anne Focke Gallery), they consider that impoverished nation and its people before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake. Pendergast offers visions of the before; Horton and Salisbury ponder the after, when one million Haitians became homeless and over 200,000 died. The artists are expected to attend. You can buy their paintings or make a donation to local non profit Of One Body (ofonebody.org), whose relief efforts brought Horton and Salisbury to Haiti last year. BRIAN MILLER

Thu., Sept. 6, 4-6 p.m.; Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Sept. 6. Continues through Nov. 2, 2012

 
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