Saturday, February 1, 2014

Mural – The Rainbow of Diversity

Left: The Rainbow of Diversity Mural Central Part; Right: View of Mural from SidewalkThe Rainbow of Diversity Mural Central Part View of Mural from Sidewalk

Location: 4058 Rainier Ave S, on the west wall of the Darigold Creamery in Rainier Valley, Seattle.

Description: The mural, painted in 1998, celebrates the racial and ethnic diversity of Rainier Valley. The mural is described in detail at The Rainbow of Diversity, which describes the murals as by Carlos Callejo, Deborah Bigelow, and Joan Robbins. The mural draws upon the brilliant Mexican muralism tradition. The mural is broken into five “panels”, with the namesake of Seattle, Chief Sealth in the middle panel, extending his arms and inviting viewers to the party. The mural contains many Seattle icons:

The Rainbow of Diversity Mural
Top Row, Left to Right: Scenes from panels 1 -3
Second Row, Left to Right: Scenes from panels 4 and 5, Central Panel (3) Blur
The Rainbow of Diversity Mural, Left to Right: Scenes from panels 1 -3The Rainbow of Diversity Mural, Left to Right: Scenes from panels 1 -3The Rainbow of Diversity Mural, Left to Right: Scenes from panels 1 -3
Left to Right: Scenes from panels 4 and 5, Central Panel (3) BlurLeft to Right: Scenes from panels 4 and 5, Central Panel (3) BlurLeft to Right: Scenes from panels 4 and 5, Central Panel (3) Blur

The Rainbow of Diversity Mural, Darigold Creamery West Wall
The Rainbow of Diversity Mural, Darigold Creamery West Wall

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