July 2023 Robert Horton

Robert Horton: To Be Black & Bold - Imagery of Black Americans in Art

Show Dates

July 3 – August 22, 2023

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Seattle artist Robert L. Horton explores the rich history of black Americans through art. He elevates our thinking about historical black figures, events and ideologies of black cultures in America through celebration within his large-scale designs, using stylized shape and bold and energetic color.  Horton is strongly influenced by the characteristics of the great artist Jacob Lawrence. Horton focuses on the powerful narratives of black Americans cultures to celebrate what is Black & Bold.

Robert Horton John Henry...The Power-Train

Robert Horton
John Henry...The Power-Train
Airbrushed acrylic and mixed media on canvas
32 x 40 inches

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Monday - Thursday:
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday:
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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May 29:
CLOSED (Memorial Day)

June 19 - July 2:
CLOSED (Quarter Break)

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