Mural installation by Nikki Barber extended through 2020 “This has to stop. This has gone on for hundreds of years and it has to stop,” Pastor Kenneth Isabell said in his opening prayer at the third anniversary of Charleena Lyles’ murder June 19, 2020. Three years ago, Seattle police Officers Steven McNew and Jason Anderson shot Lyles seven times after she called 911 on a Sunday morning to report a burglary at her apartment. Charleena Lyles lived just a few short miles from the League’s studios. Her murder still has not been investigated. This summer, amidst Black Lives Matter protests, the League’s printmaking instructor Nikki Barber installed a mural honoring Charleena Lyles on the North side of our studio. The mural was in support of the Black Lives protests and was scheduled to be replaced with another transitional mural September 1, 2020. Recent news about more police shootings of Black people have us outraged and in grief. In response, the League’s building owner has extended the mural until the end of the year. We are more committed than ever in our efforts to build greater equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts. As we work to support each student’s creative potential, we also value each life and every creative act, as it enriches us all.