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Bellevue Arts Museum Presents: An Evening with Robin Layton Featuring Special Guest Todd Boston

  • Saturday, May 04, 2024:
  • 7:00 - 10:00 PM
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  • Add to calendar 2024-05-04 19:00:00 2024-05-04 22:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Bellevue Arts Museum Presents: An Evening with Robin Layton Featuring Special Guest Todd Boston Bellevue Arts Museum BAM

Robin Layton, Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist, photojournalist and filmmaker, will present her book rain as an immersive visual event in the BAM Forum. rain is a limited edition coffee table book featuring 100+ evocative photographs that explore rain in all its vastness and intimacy. Layton will artfully share images and behind the scenes stories from the book with our BAM audience. Todd Boston, Billboard Top-Ten Guitarist/Multi-Instrumentalist, will play live in front of Layton’s videos of rain.

Layton will be signing copies of her books rain and the lake after the performance. There are only 750 copies of rain, all signed and numbered; There are 2,000 copies of the lake, signed and numbered. These limited edition art books will never be reprinted. 

Purchase any 2 Books and receive a complimentary bottle of wine from Brook & Bull Cellars (Walla Walla, WA)! Reserve Cabernet Franc, Wahluke Slope, 2022 (retails for $60). Layton’s artwork “Together Forever” (cover image for her book, the lake) is the label artwork on this bottle.

Featured Artwork: © Robin Layton; Images: Courtesy of the artist.

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About Robin Layton

During her 25 years as a photojournalist, renowned photographer Robin Layton has produced countless notable photographs and earned a place among the world’s top photographers. By age 24, she was honored by LIFE magazine as one of the eight most talented photographers in America. In 1991, her image of a young departing soldier, embracing his daughter on the USS John F. Kennedy, was used globally for ads including AT&T and the USO and was on the cover of LIFE Magazine’s The Year in Pictures issue. Her photo story on runaway teens in downtown Seattle was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Sports enthusiasts will remember her iconic photograph of Ken Griffey Jr. from the 1995 American League playoffs (“The Smile at the Bottom of the Pile”). She has been a Nikon Ambassador since 2013.

Seattle Magazine voted her one of the most influential people of 2020.

After an award-winning career at five newspapers, including staff positions with the Virginian-Pilot and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Robin embarked on a freelance career that has taken her on assignments around the world. Along the way, she has photographed everyone from prom queens to actual kings, street people to presidents; personalities from Jennifer Aniston to Oprah Winfrey.

Since 2007, she has been commissioned to create artwork for commercial buildings and private residences including multi media such as:  video art, wallpaper/wall coverings and even high quality hand woven rugs that are made in Nepal, created from her images.  She has also expanded the boundaries of traditional photography, combining her images and video with vintage found objects to create critically acclaimed and highly sought art pieces. 

What pictures do best is capture a moment in time. Robin’s work illuminates the life within that moment. She compels you to take a second look, a new view of the world around us.

Robin’s fine art website:

Follow @robinlayton on Instagram


About Todd Boston

Todd Boston is a composer, guitarist/multi instrumentalist and producer that defies what is possible for one musician.  Live he produces an organic and mesmerizing sound marrying together his love of music, nature and technology.  Todd fuses advanced finger style guitar techniques, wood flute, percussion and instruments of the world together with live looping and computer technology.  He has toured internationally reaching audiences in the United States, Europe, Russia, India, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. As a performer for concert audiences, festivals, yoga classes or at the bedside of hospital patients, Todd invokes the feelings of nature in his melodic, and rhythmic playing to inspire and soothe his listeners.

Todd Boston's music has gained popularity and recognition worldwide. His albums have received numerous nominations and awards and have been featured on radio stations internationally. His album Touched by the Sun produced with Grammy winner Will Ackerman (Windham Hill Records) was chosen Best Acoustic Instrumental Album of the Year at the 2012 ZMR Music Awards and charted #1 on the World/New Age listening charts. In 2013 Todd collaborated on Peter Kater’s Grammy Nominated album Illumination and on Wouter Kellerman's 2015 Grammy Nominated album Love's Language. Todd Spent 2012-2013 touring with singer Snatam Kaur and Ramesh Kannan as touring bandmates. His song Twilight is featured on a Putumayo World Music compilation titled Acoustic Yoga released September 2016.

Todd believes music is healing and continues to explore the deep relationship that exists between music and movement. He is also an educator and believes that music is an important part of our communities and offers his time to schools, hospitals, institutions, and healing centers to share and spread the powerful healing effects of music.

Todd's website:

follow @toddboston on Instagram

Program Support

 Bellevue Arts Museum is generously supported by its donors and members.