Changes at Gallery ONYX
For two years we have been privileged to operate Gallery ONYX in space owned by the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI). Last week we learned their effort to provide housing for our citizens in need requires them to increase their staff. As a result, they will need the space occupied by Gallery ONYX and have given us until the end of June to find a new location.
While we are sad to leave our current gallery space, we are grateful for LIHI’s critical work providing low-income housing opportunities for people in our community. We are also grateful that our relationship with LIHI provided Onyx a platform for expansion of our own vision to bring the art of Pacific Northwest visual artists of African descent to a wider clientele. We are proud that artworks donated by Onyx artists have been installed in several apartment buildings owned by LIHI, and look forward to continuing our mutual support.
Over the next few months Onyx will be looking for a new site where Gallery ONYX can continue to fulfill our mission of creating opportunities for emerging and established Northwest visual artists of African descent.
We’re excited to see what opportunities will become available as we search for the next Gallery ONYX location. In the meanwhile, look to our Facebook page for upcoming Onyx exhibits and events.
Onyx Fine Arts Board Members:
Earnest Thomas, President
Ashby Reed, Vice President
Annie Hudson McKnight, Secretary
Dr. Robert Radford