Seattle’s Sorrento Hotel to Feature Works by Renowned Northwest Sculptor Joe McDonnell

July 16, 2013

Exhibition kicks off with ArtChat on Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:30 p.m. with Joe McDonnell and Jeffry Mitchell

SEATTLE (July 16, 2013) – Sorrento Hotel, Seattle’s iconic boutique hotel located in the First Hill neighborhood, announces the installation of works by renowned Northwest sculptor, Joe McDonnell, as part of its bi-annual art installation series celebrating Northwest artists. The exhibition of sculptures will launch with an ArtChat on Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:30 p.m. with Joe McDonnell and artist Jeffry Mitchell in the Fireside Room at Sorrento Hotel. The event is complimentary, open to the public and offers a rare chance to interact with these prolific artists. Works on display throughout the Sorrento are:

  • Steelhead III
  • Encore
  • Steelhead II
  • Ice Flow
  • Steelhead Maquette
  • Homage to Western Washington

The Sorrento Hotel’s art installation series launched nearly four years ago in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the hotel. The focus of the series has been on celebrated Northwest artists and has featured: Fay Jones, Glenn Rudolph, Claudia Fitch, Alfred Harris, Joseph Goldberg, Ken Kelly and Robert Yoder.

Seating is limited and guests will accommodated on a first come, first serve basis. Wine, beer and sodas will be offered along with food for purchase from the Hunt Club restaurant. The artists will begin their chat at 7 p.m.

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About the Sorrento Hotel
The Sorrento Hotel has been a landmark hotel in Seattle since it was established in 1909. Its magnificent Italian mission-style architecture creates a classic setting for the hotel’s quiet hospitality. Preferred among business travelers, vacationers and even Seattle neighbors, the Sorrento offers a high level of personal service only a boutique property is able to provide. It also strives to be a center for arts and culture, partnering with and supporting such institutions as the Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle Theater Group and Town Hall. The Malone Family has owned the Sorrento since 1983 and has since restored the hotel’s appearance, as well as its reputation for hospitality. The Sorrento Hotel has earned numerous awards, including being named one of Condé Nast Traveler‘s Top 25 hotels and “Most Romantic Hotel” by Seattle Times. Its Hunt Club restaurant was named by Seattle Metropolitan’s as one of “30 Must-Do Dining Experiences.”

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