Collections by Michelle Brown WSG Seattle's Roache the Muralist

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Born and raised in the South Bronx of New York City Roache decided to visit a friend who had just moved to Seattle. After seeing all the murals and the waterfront he decided to stay. Roache attended Alfred University, a small, comprehensive university in Western New York where besides art he also took up equestrian studies. His love of horses took him to Canada and Michigan where he honed his "Cowboy" skills and picked up the love of harmonica playing but art remained his first love. Roache has collaborated with artists in London and Australia in addition to teaching classes at some of Seattle's most elite visual art institutions including the Gage Academy of the Arts and Seattle Art Museum. His work has also been showcased in New York’s Robert C. Tanner Galery, The Factory in Seattle, Base Experimental Arts Space and has been published in the Stranger Magazine and City Arts. He believes public art is in the ideal art form because there is no elitism; its purpose is to bring communities together and encourage creativity. Roache is personally extremely interested in the development of rotating walls (short lived murals) that would be ever-changing, allowing there to be a conversation within the community based on the politics, weather, science, and other social constructs that can be tackled by local artist and even visiting artists. Roache recently brought his talents to the set of Dani Tirrelll's Black Bois, creating ephemeral murals to contribute to the dance piece

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