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Gallery4Culture: sculptor John Radtke's solo show

Gallery4Culture: sculptor John Radtke’s solo show

John Radtke: /N. February 5 – February 26, 2015 Opening: 1st Thursday, February 5, 6pm – 8 pm Gallery4Culture welcomes John Radtke in his first solo exhibit, /N. Radtke’s show consists of sculptures and drawings produced during the past year, including a recent residency at Jentel Artist Residency Program in Wyoming. Radtke’s 3-dimensional work is...
Let's take a look at Open 4Culture

Let’s take a look at Open 4Culture

As 2014 comes to a close and we ramp up for the 2015 funding cycle, and get ready to post applications for arts, heritage, and preservation projects, take a moment to focus on the small but mighty Open 4Culture program. These rolling deadline grants of up to $1,500 support folks who have never been funded...
TROY BLOCK:  Call for Artists

TROY BLOCK: Call for Artists

Touchstone and USAA are looking for an artist to create a site-specific artwork for the Troy Block development in Seattle’s exciting technology-centered neighborhood along South Lake Union. The developer and project team envision a signature artwork that interacts with the buildings, context and natural systems of the site, references the history of the place and...
Letter from the Director: A Tale of Two Cities - Denver and Seattle

Letter from the Director: A Tale of Two Cities – Denver and Seattle

(RVSP for Cultural Access Washington (CAWA) Coalition Meeting – Thursday, January 15 at 4 PM) No, this isn’t about Super Bowl XLVIII. And it isn’t about our joint predilection for recreational activity. This is a tale about how one community embraced a slight tax increase to support its cultural organizations, large and small, and the...
Earth Sky and Sea, a short film series - for kids!

Earth Sky and Sea, a short film series – for kids!

Public Art 4Culture is delighted to announce that two of our commissioned films will screen at the upcoming Children’s Film Festival Seattle. The Wild World of Pesticides by Clyde Petersen (who recently won the Arts Innovator Award – congrats Clyde!) and Part of the Cycle by Tess Martin are two animated shorts in the festival’s EARTH SKY AND...
Holiday Closure

Holiday Closure

Happy holidays to all! 4Culture will be closed on Thursday, December 25th.
Big, Bold Canvases by Ken Kelly bring in the New Year

Big, Bold Canvases by Ken Kelly bring in the New Year

January at Gallery4Culture Ken Kelly: untitled January 8 – 29, 2015 Opening: 2nd Thursday, January 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Gallery4Culture is pleased to bring in the New Year with untitled, a solo exhibition by the acclaimed northwest painter Ken Kelly. Untitled presents Kelly’s latest series of work, consisting of five large-scale canvases – bold,...
Poetry on Buses, a video story

Poetry on Buses, a video story

King County TV created this terrific video about the  Poetry on Buses: Writing Home program. With our partners in Metro Transit, we recently kicked off a year of showcasing local voices on County-wide RapidRide buses and stations, and online. Visit the Poetry On Buses website to read a new poem every day for the coming year....
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...
Board and Advisory Committee Farewells

Board and Advisory Committee Farewells

Lots of people help float our boat – we are especially grateful for these folks It’s that time of year again when 4Culture recognizes and acknowledges the good work of the many volunteers who support the work we do, especially those who commit their time and expertise every month to serve in an advisory capacity,...
StEPs Ahead

StEPs Ahead

Building a community of practice, practicing community Last March 4Culture launched a new capacity building program for King County historical organizations called StEPs 4Culture. The two-year program consists of interactive Convenings and Roundtables to help organizations maintain healthy operations and to attain national standards. In addition to deepening and improving professional practices within organizations, the...
Tying the mountains together

Tying the mountains together

One of the poets most beloved by the audience at November 10th’s launch of Poetry On Buses: Writing Home was Carlos Adams-Tres. His performance in front of an audience of 850 at the Moore Theatre was triumphant, in part because the audience felt his struggle and rooted for Carlos to complete his poem despite his fear. We invited...