Friday, May 29, 2009

Larry Sommers Memorial

Today is the Memorial to celebrate the life of friend, teacher, union leader and colleague Larry Sommers who died on April 2, 2009. Since August of 1985 Larry was the Printmaking Tech and Health and Safety Coordinator for the UW School of Art. He was also active in SEIU 925, the Seattle Print Arts, the Book Arts Guild and taught Papermaking during the summer. His contribution to artists, both emerging and established was profound. He was much more than a teacher to his students; he was a guiding light who's passion for Teaching, knowledge of Art and wisdom of Life was immeasurable. He will be sorely missed.

The Memorial for Larry Sommers is Today, May 29th from 6-9pm at: The Tashiro Kaplan Building in Pioneer Square
310 South Washington St.
Seattle, WA
A collection of Larry's artwork will be on display and for sale.

A Fellowship has also been created in Larry's name sponsored by the Seattle Print Arts. To donate to the Larry Sommers Art Fellowship and to help sustain the legacy of support to artists that Larry gave to generations of artists while he was alive you can contribute by visiting the Seattle Print Arts website: and clicking the donate/join tab.

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