Press Release for first Rainbow on the Eastside

First Art Show for Eastside LGBTQIA Artists Comes to Redmond

Centro Cultural Mexicano hosting “Rainbow on the Eastside” for Pride Month

Redmond, WA, May 20, 2021“Rainbow on the Eastside”, the first gallery show for LGBTQIA artists who live on the Eastside, will be held at Centro Cultural Mexicano in downtown Redmond from June 1 – 26 2021.

Featured artists include Mary Dispenza, Wing Mui, Dahra Perez, Amber Duan, Tomás Narvaja and Aaron Kapilivsky. The art show will exhibit work in a variety of media, including painting, photography, digital art and fiber art.

“I am excited to present this diverse group of local artists who range in age from Gen Z to the Baby Boomer generation,” said show organizer Wolfberry of Wolfberry Studio LLC. “Through the stories that they share with us, we see the breadth of the Eastside LGBTQIA experience – from seasoned activists who have worked in our communities for decades to college students who came out a few years ago.”

Come see the work of these Eastside creatives at Centro Cultural Mexicano on weekdays between 10am to 5pm from June 1-26, 2021.  The Opening Week reception will be held on Saturday, June 5 from 1pm to 3pm. The Centro ensures Covid safety by requiring masks, limiting gallery occupancy to 5 visitors at a time, and running air filtration devices. An outdoor tented waiting space will be provided for attendees to wait their turn before visiting the gallery in groups of 5 at a time.

“We are excited and honored to host Rainbow on the Eastside within the walls of our Centro,” said Francesca Udeschini, Gallery Curator at Centro Cultural Mexicano. “As an organization, Centro Cultural Mexicano prides itself on being a safe space for all marginalized groups in our community. We stand proudly with the LGBTQIA+ community on the Eastside and beyond.” On a personal note, they added: “As someone who has recently come out as Queer, I am honored to work with Wolfberry Studio LLC in bringing the artwork of the Eastside LGBTQIA+ community into the public eye.”

The Centro is located at 7945 Gilman Street, Redmond, WA 98052 (between Redmond Vacuum and McDonald’s Book Exchange.) Centro Cultural Mexicano is within walking distance of Redmond Transit Center.