Nordstrom Celebrates Black History Month

Nordstrom Celebrates Launch of Exhibit With Special Appearance From Three Local Artists

SEATTLE, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

WHO: In celebration of Black History Month, Nordstrom in downtown Spokane will showcase the work of three local artists in a premiere exhibit. Nordstrom invites customers to a launch party celebrating the opening of the exhibit with a special appearance by all three artists; Donzell Milam, Kevin L. Farmer and Carl Richardson. Please see attached bios for more details on artists.

WHAT: Customers will have the opportunity to meet all three artists at the exhibit which will be included in the Spokane Art Walk sponsored by the Spokane Arts Commission on Friday, February 6 from 5-9 p.m.

WHEN: Friday, February 6, 2004 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on display at Nordstrom from February 6 - 29.

WHERE: Nordstrom 828 W Main Avenue Spokane, WA 99201 Level 1 near the escalator and Level 2 near the Savvy department

RSVP: For information, please call Nordstrom at 509-455-6111

Donzell Milam has lived in Spokane since 1975. He has been an illustrator for the Boeing Company, a visual merchandiser for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, a graphic artist and an Art Director for Spokane Community College. Milam creates a variety of work and his paintings and drawings capture a moment of time and the emotions and feelings of his muse.

Kevil L. Farmer, a native to Spokane and alumna of Ferris High School, began painting and drawing before he can remember even before grade school. Farmer strives to embrace beauty and victory throughout his work. His work is often described as intense, yet restful and soulful, yet universal.

Carl Richardson, an Art Instructor at Spokane Falls Community College, will share his silkscreen paintings. His students find his love and drive for art as inspiring as his work. Richardson is a graduate of WSU and has lived in Spokane for nine years.

CONTACT: Jennifer Heidal of Nordstrom, Inc., +1-206-373-3036, or pager, +1-877-473-5750.

SOURCE Nordstrom, Inc.