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Otieno Terry on Creative Justice

Otieno Terry on Creative Justice

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s new arts-based alternative to incarceration for King County youth. Singer-songwriter, producer, and teaching artist, Otieno Terry, led the 2nd project session of our inaugural year of programming. Otieno believes that music strongly influences the minds of young people and uses his art to inspire positivity, self-confidence, discipline, and healing. From March 23rd...
Kristen Ramirez & 4Culture Honored with National Public Art Award

Kristen Ramirez & 4Culture Honored with National Public Art Award

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, has honored 31 outstanding public art projects created in 2014 through the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically celebrates the most compelling public art. Seattle-based artist, Kristen Ramirez is being recognized for...
We’ve Only Just Begun…

We’ve Only Just Begun…

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s new arts-based alternative to incarceration for King County youth. Writer, musician, actor, and teaching artist, Shontina Vernon is leading the inaugural project session and working with 12 participants to tell their stories through interdisciplinary performance, new media, and poetic narrative. One by one they trickle in. Some days joyful and engaged,...
Creative Justice

Creative Justice

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s new arts-based alternative to incarceration for young people in King County. Through collaboration with mentor artists, participants consider the root causes of incarceration (as they intersect with racism, classism and other oppressions) and focus on the positive role youth voice can have in building a more just and equitable society. Research...
Mentor Artists Join Creative Justice

Mentor Artists Join Creative Justice

Creative Justice is a new arts-based alternative to incarceration for young people in King County. Launching in February of 2015, the pilot year of programming will engage 48 youth and families involved with the juvenile court. Through collaboration with mentor artists, participants will consider the root causes of incarceration (as they intersect with racism, classism...
Conductive Garboil Grant 2014: Congrats Jeppa K Hall!

Conductive Garboil Grant 2014: Congrats Jeppa K Hall!

Prolific performance artist/comedian, vocalist, musician and songwriter, Jeppa K Hall has been awarded the 2014 Conductive Garboil Grant. Jeppa challenges the limits of creative discourse, connects community, facilitates excitement, and generally shakes things up. Her creative practice is a life practice and her ecstatic gestures deliver on the promise of art’s ability to conduct and...
Ebb & Flow on the Burke-Gilman Trail

Ebb & Flow on the Burke-Gilman Trail

Kristen Ramirez has created an immersive experience of color and light in the bustling Wayne Tunnel, a gateway between communities and natural landmarks. Ebb & Flow combines blasts of bright yellow, orange, pink and purple, symbols that represent the flora and the fauna of the region, and the tunnel’s own architecture to produce a playful...
2014 Conductive Garboil Grant!

2014 Conductive Garboil Grant!

Christian French, Paul Rucker, Rio Pacific Studio (Jen Vertz and Jeff Jacobson), Kelly Lyles, Sheri Brown, and Johnathan Heath Lambe are past recipients of the Conductive Garboil Grant, the annual, non-restricted award of $3,000 envisioned and endowed by artist Su Job. All continually push the creative act beyond accepted limits while engaging audiences outside the aesthetic...
South Park Bridge - GRAND OPENING!

South Park Bridge – GRAND OPENING!

After an unprecedented effort that brought together community members, business partners, and government at the local, regional, state, and national levels, the new South Park Bridge is receiving its finishing touches. Designed to resemble its iconic predecessor, the new bridge is built to modern standards and should last a hundred years. The creative thinking of artist...
Volunteer Opportunity: Wayne Tunnel Mural

Volunteer Opportunity: Wayne Tunnel Mural

WORK WITH KRISTEN RAMIREZ & ACTIVATE THE BURKE-GILMAN TRAIL’S WAYNE TUNNEL 4Culture, working in partnership with King County Parks, has commissioned Seattle-based artist, Kristen Ramirez to make the experience of navigating the Wayne Tunnel on the Burke-Gilman Trail (under 96th Avenue NE) in Bothell more enjoyable and safer for the over 2 million people that travel...
UW Bothell Students = Future Public Artists

UW Bothell Students = Future Public Artists

Kristen Ramirez is designing an immersive mural for the Wayne Tunnel on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell. She will be engaging volunteers in the painting process this July – stayed tuned! As part of her early outreach, Kristen connected with students at the University of Washington Bothell. Working with Professor Carrie Bodle, she spoke to them...