Bellevue Arts Museum Features First Museum Solo Exhibition of Seattle Artist April Surgent

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BELLEVUE, WA.- What might appear like a photographic imprint onto glass is instead a masterfully hand-carved “mural.” Created by on-the-rise Seattle artist April Surgent, Into the Surface illustrates a fractured urban landscape filled with people and places the artist has photographed and interacted with over the past months. Video and audio add to a rich multi-sensory experience. Spanning 14 feet in width and comprised of more than one hundred 6 x 12 inch glass panels, Into the Surface is Surgent’s largest installation to date. It also marks the artist’s first museum solo exhibition and will be featured at Bellevue Arts Museum from October 26, 2010 through April 3, 2011. One of the Museum’s core commitments is the support of artists living and working in the Northwest. Over the past five years, 16 solo exhibitions have been dedicated solely to regional artists. For many, including Surgent, Belle