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Stephanie Guerra: Stories Unlocked

Stephanie Guerra: Stories Unlocked

Rob Ellis, 1/365 I think I’ve got too much time on my hands?, Digital Photograph. (cc) 2011   Stephanie Guerra was awarded an Art Projects grant for her project, Stories Unlocked, an ongoing publication of writing by students incarcerated in King County Juvenile Detention Center and at-risk teens in our region. Here Stephanie shares why she does this work and why these...
You are Invited: Dr. King Celebration

You are Invited: Dr. King Celebration

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please join 4Culture and King County...
Max Cleary: Getting to Where I’m Going

Max Cleary: Getting to Where I’m Going

4Culture is proud to present Getting to Where I’m Going by Max Cleary on e4c, our storefront media gallery. Cleary’s work will launch on e4c’s screens on First Thursday, January 7 at 6 pm and will run in conjunction with works by fellow media artists, Joseph Gray, Barbara Robertson, Tess Martin and Evertt Beidler from 7 am to 10...
You are Invited: Canções Profundas (Deep Songs)

You are Invited: Canções Profundas (Deep Songs)

Steve Peters recently premiered an evening-length work of field recordings and improvising musicians with help from a 4Culture 2014-15 Art Projects grant. Canções Profundas (Deep Songs) traces the journey of his Portuguese ancestors from the Azores Islands, and his own journey in search of a lost piece of family history. Steve will perform the piece on Sunday, November 15...
Making Art, for Life

Making Art, for Life

Eunice Kim lives and maintains a studio in the Cascade foothills of Ravensdale, a small town located in Southeast King County. For more than a decade, Kim has been committed to a safer, sustainable approach to printmaking that utilizes nontoxic techniques. She is a recipient of a 2015 4Culture Art Projects grant. Here she shares a little about...
Piper’s Orchard Tours & Call for Volunteers from Artist Shin Yu Pai

Piper’s Orchard Tours & Call for Volunteers from Artist Shin Yu Pai

Shin Yu Pai is a poet and photographer whose current work focuses on place-based writing, installation, and public art. She has received two 4Culture Art Projects grants, as well as a Heritage Project Award. She was awarded funding from Art Projects in 2015 for HEIRLOOM, which she shares a bit about with us here. Throughout this summer, I’ve...
A Challenge from Artist Gabriela Denise Frank

A Challenge from Artist Gabriela Denise Frank

Gabriela Denise Frank, is a multi-disciplinary artist whose current work focuses on topics including identity, family, self-image and aging. She is a 2014 and 2015 4Culture Art Projects recipient and we asked her to share a bit about her latest entitled, Ugly Me. Summer is when we loosen up, let down our hair, and in that regard, I have embraced...
More Than Half-Million for Art Projects

More Than Half-Million for Art Projects

We have recently wrapped up our peer-panel review process for 4Culture’s 2015 Art Projects, which seeks to enhance the cultural life of King County citizens and visitors by funding arts projects in all creative disciplines including music, media, dance, theater, literature and visual art. Artists, as well as arts, heritage, municipal and community groups in King County...
Artists Up: Celebration & Networking Event

Artists Up: Celebration & Networking Event

Artists Up is pleased to invite artists who have participated in our past events, as well as artists interested in learning more about our goals and networking with other artists in the region – to a celebration and networking event. Light refreshments will be served. June 8th 6-8:30 PM ArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st Avenue South,...
Native Artists: You Are Invited!

Native Artists: You Are Invited!

ARTISTS UP welcomes Native artists, their families and advocates – to a free networking and resource exchange event on Monday, April 20th from 5:30 – 8:30 PM at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Artists working in all disciplines including: music, dance, theater, media, literature, traditional, visual and public art are welcome to attend. Connect with an amazing group of...
Artists Up: Native Artists Resources & Networking Event

Artists Up: Native Artists Resources & Networking Event

ARTISTS UP will offer an evening of resources and networking for Native Artists April 20, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center   On April 20, a free session to connect Native artists in Seattle, King County and Washington State to key services will be offered by ARTISTS UP partners: the Office of Arts...
Art Projects: Positive Changes for 2015

Art Projects: Positive Changes for 2015

Guidelines and applications for our Art Projects grants are now open to artists and art groups, residing in King County, who are creating and presenting work in all disciplines including Dance, Theater, Music, Media, Literature and the Visual Arts. Eligible projects may be at any stage including planning, development and final production. Selected projects must offer...