Abraham Tesfasilasie

All smiles for Eritrean painter

“We want to try and tell other people about our backgrounds and our memories,” explains Tesfasilasie looking at a small painting of praying figures shrouded in white. “It’s important because it makes you who you are.”

That theme has inspired their upcoming joint show, “Memories from Back Home,” opening July 10 at the Triangle Art Gallery at the Metrocenter YMCA, 909 Fourth Ave., Seattle. The artists will be in attendance from 6-8 p.m.; the art will be up through August.