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April 2023

Special Message from City of Meridian Arts & Culture Coordinator re Dwight Williams

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Hello, Meridian arts friends,

I have some sad news to share – one of our longtime dedicated Initial Point Gallery and Arts Commission volunteers, Dwight Williams, passed away in his sleep at home yesterday. He’d been having a lot of health issues and recent hospitalizations. I wanted to let you know as I believe many of you knew him well.

He was instrumental in the establishment of the gallery at City Hall and acted as a voluntary curator until 2015. He was also a fantastic watercolor artist, taught studio classes, workshops, and painting demonstrations, and was a founding member of the Idaho Watercolor Society.

The attached photo is from last fall when Dwight was presented with the 2022 Tammy De Weerd’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. He will be missed by many.

With Condolences,

Cassandra Schiffler | Arts & Culture Coordinator
City of Meridian | Parks and Recreation Department
33 E. Broadway Ave. Ste. 206, Meridian, Idaho 83642