El Amor Ahora (Love Now) Exhibit at Nordstrom to Showcase Work of Hispanic Artists in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Exhibit to Feature Works Inspired by Artists' Interpretation of Love

SEATTLE, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Nordstrom will showcase El Amor Ahora (Love Now), a bold and inspiring exhibit of artwork from a group of talented Hispanic artists. For the third year in a row, artists from around the world reflect their unique and personal ideas of love in a series of paintings and illustrations. The exhibit will be displayed in select Nordstrom stores from September 15 - October 15.

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Nordstrom began its "Love" themed exhibits in 2003, celebrating Black History Month with a collection of photographs from African-American photographers, and Hispanic Heritage Month with artwork by Hispanic painters and illustrators. Both exhibits celebrate diversity and artistic expression.

"We are excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by focusing on the timeless theme of 'Love,'" said Delena Sunday, executive vice president, Human Resources and Diversity Affairs. "We are privileged to have a diverse group of employees and customers, and we want to continue to find unique and creative ways to celebrate diversity. Over the past few years, we have received a lot of positive feedback from customers about these exhibits, and we are happy to feature a new collection of work again this year."

The exhibit will feature 27 artists:
-- Cristina Acosta, Bend, Ore.
-- Juan Alonso, Seattle, Wash.
-- Beto Alvarez, Philadelphia, Pa.
-- Lamberto Alvarez, Southlake, Texas
-- Lee Calderon, Mission Viejo, Calif.
-- Ricardo Campagnoli, Kent, Wash.
-- Irene Carranza, Los Angeles, Calif.
-- Roberto Casilla, New Fairfield, Conn.
-- Tomas Hernandez Chavez, Monterrey, Mexico
-- Raul Colon, New York, N.Y.
-- Viviana Diaz, New York, N.Y.
-- Joe Esquibel, Salt Lake City, Utah
-- Adela E. Gonzalez, Seattle, Wash.
-- Chuck Gonzales, New York, N.Y.
-- Edward Gonzales, Corrales, N.M.
-- Rene Julio, Federal Way, Wash.
-- Carlos Lara, Edo. de Mexico, Mexico
-- Ed Martinez, Kent, Conn.
-- Eric Montoya, Seattle, Wash.
-- Yuyi Morales, Pleasant Hill, Calif
-- Timothy Fernandes-Parsons, Bend, Ore.
-- Atilio Pernisco, Los Angeles, Calif.
-- Joe Ray, Phoenix, Ariz.
-- Gloria Ruiz, Seattle, Wash.
-- Mariana Sola, Seattle, Wash.
-- Walter Vasconcelos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-- Luisa Vera, Barcelona, Spain
Exhibit Locations

The exhibit will be on display at Nordstrom stores in: Downtown Seattle, Wash.; Downtown Portland, Ore.; Park Meadows, Littleton, Colo.; Main Place, Santa Ana, Calif.; Horton Plaza, San Diego, Calif.; Valley Fair, San Jose, Calif.; Fashion Square, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.; Garden State Plaza, Paramus, N.J.; Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Arlington, Va.; Dadeland, Miami, Fla.; Dallas Galleria, Dallas, Texas; The Galleria, Houston, Texas; and the new Nordstrom at The Shops at La Cantera, San Antonio, Texas (Sept. 26-Oct. 15). An e-gallery of the exhibit, with images and information about the artists can be found online at from Sept. 12-Oct. 17.

About Nordstrom

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 152 US stores located in 27 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 95 full-line stores, 49 Nordstrom Racks, five Faconnable boutiques, one freestanding shoe store, and two clearance stores. Nordstrom also operates 32 international Faconnable boutiques, primarily in Europe. Additionally, Nordstrom serves customers through its online presence at and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

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Nordstrom, Inc.

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