Artists From All Over the World Share Their Interpretations of Love

Nordstrom Exhibit Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
SEATTLE, April 18, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- During the month of May, Nordstrom is bringing together the work of artists from all over the globe. From communities spanning Seattle to Tokyo and Santa Fe to San Diego, and with backgrounds as diverse as graphic design and ancient paper cutting, these artists are coming together with one common goal: to celebrate diversity and marry their art under the theme of love.

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In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Nordstrom has selected a talented group of 17 Asian American artists to share their interpretations of love in an exhibit called Love Now. The exhibit will be displayed in select Nordstrom stores and online at throughout the month of May.

The Love Now exhibit celebrates both accomplished and up-and-coming Asian- American artists. Their award-winning art has appeared in magazines, books, board games, galleries and ad campaigns, and their biographies are as diverse as their techniques and media.

The Love Now exhibit started in 2003 during Black History Month with a collection of photographs from African American photographers. It was adapted in 2005 for Nordstrom's Hispanic Heritage Month and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrations.

"Now in its third year, the Love Now exhibit has been a way for Nordstrom to help raise awareness of the talented artists in our communities and those abroad," said Amelia Letcher, diversity affairs director. "We're happy to be able to continue this diverse and exciting display."

The exhibit will feature 17 artists and 20 pieces:

-- Grace Chen, Oakland, Calif., Along Comes Spring and a New Beginning, 2006
-- Michael Curato, Seattle, Wash., Lawns and Lights, 2007
-- Mayumi Fujimoto, Tokyo, Japan, Komorebi, 2006
-- Dixie Galapon, San Diego, Calif., Moment of Reflection, 2006; Courtyard Cafe, 2005
-- Felicia Hoshino, San Fransisco, Calif., Things Are Always Looking Up for Sora, 2006
-- Jui Ishida, Long Beach, Calif., Untitled, 2005 (Illustration from Sail Away, Little Boat)
-- Grace Lin, Somerville, Mass., All on the Merry-go-Round, 2007 (from Lissy's Friends, Viking Children's Books)
-- Cecelia Ramos Linayao, San Diego, Calif., Hope, 2004
-- Naoko Morisawa, Kirkland, Wash., Your Letter, 2007
-- Joel Nakamura, Santa Fe, N.M., Opposites Attract, 2006
-- Bennett Peji, San Diego, Calif., Love Culture, Love Your Culture, 2005
-- Masaki Ryo, Tokyo, Japan, Love Scope, 2007
-- Miyuki Sakai, San Francisco, Calif., Love + Dream, 2007
-- Aki Sogabe, Bellevue, Wash., Grandpa, 2007; Origami, 2007
-- Adrienne Yan, San Francisco, Calif., Ramen Love, 2007
-- Sachiko Yoshikawa, Seattle, Wash., Play Time!!!, 2006 (from Shout, Dail for Young Readers)
-- Yu-Ming Zhu, Woodinville, Wash., My First Kiss, 2002; Rainbow Shelter, 2006

Exhibit Locations

The exhibit will be on display at the following Nordstrom stores: San Francisco Centre, San Francisco; Irvine Spectrum Center, Irvine, Calif.; Michigan Avenue, Chicago; Downtown Portland, Portland, Ore.; Southcenter, Tukwila, Wash.; Santa Anita, Arcadia, Calif.; and Downtown Seattle. The exhibit can also be viewed online throughout the month of May in the Nordstrom e-gallery at, in the events/store information section.

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John Bailey
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 373-2415

Nichole Shell
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 373-3036

SOURCE Nordstrom, Inc.

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