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Guest Post: Integrating Pioneer Square’s Communities with Michelle de la Vega

Guest Post: Integrating Pioneer Square’s Communities with Michelle de la Vega

This month we open an exciting new season at Gallery4Culture, and today we look ahead to January, when artist Michelle de la Vega will put on a show that responds to the building, architecture and community surrounding the gallery. She shared insights into her process as she works now to prepare: On September 3, during...
Cubix-Fremont Artists Want to Hear from the Neighborhood

Cubix-Fremont Artists Want to Hear from the Neighborhood

Wednesday and Thursday, September 9 and 10, 4:00—7:00 pm Saturday, September 12, 10:00 am—1:00 pm Fremont PCC Natural Market, 600 N 34th St Of all Seattle’s distinctive neighborhoods, none seems to have more iconic symbols than Fremont—bridges, trolls, statues, a year-round market, its own coat of arms and catchphrase. Artists Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan...
Poetry on Buses Reading at 5th Annual Celebrate Little Saigon

Poetry on Buses Reading at 5th Annual Celebrate Little Saigon

August 22, 2015, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 1200 S Jackson St Poetry reading at 12:30 pm The 2014 Poetry on Buses program began as an open invitation to explore the poetry of home — on the bus, online, and in the community. “What does ‘Writing Home’ mean to you?,” we asked. We wanted to...
Dispatches from the Washington Museum Association Conference

Dispatches from the Washington Museum Association Conference

Museum conferences can be great places to connect with and be inspired by colleagues, and they’re often the starting point for exciting projects. What begins as a hallway conversation can evolve into an exhibit or program. Of course, conferences are often expensive. In recognizing the value of professional development to our region’s cultural organizations, this...
State Support for Creative Justice

State Support for Creative Justice

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s new arts-based alternative to incarceration for King County youth. The program has just received a generous technical assistance grant from the State of Washington’s Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice (WA-PCJJ) and the Department of Social and Health Services. These funds will support a series of trainings for Creative Justice front line staff, key...
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...
Robert Morris Earthwork in SeaTac – and Five Other Extraordinary and Endangered Historic Properties in Washington

Robert Morris Earthwork in SeaTac – and Five Other Extraordinary and Endangered Historic Properties in Washington

On May 6, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation announced its annual list of “Most Endangered Historic Properties in the State of Washington,” and the Robert Morris Earthwork in SeaTac is on that list. Created in 1979, the earthwork, also known as Johnson Pit #30, is a 4-acre land sculpture designed by American artist Robert...
Experience "A Taste of Home"

Experience “A Taste of Home”

The Chinatown-International District has played a central role in the story of Seattle’s Asian-American community for more than 120 years. Walking through the neighborhood today, you pass ornamental arches, historic placards and numerous small shops. But more than anything else, you are enveloped by food. Rows of hanging whole roasted ducks, glass jars stuffed with licorice plums, the beany aroma of a tofu factory....
Celebrate 100 years of Japanese-American Newspapers

Celebrate 100 years of Japanese-American Newspapers

The North American Times, later called the North American Post, was founded right here in Seattle’s International District in 1902. Today it remains the largest and oldest Japanese-language newspaper in the Pacific Northwest. After three and a half years of collaborative effort the Hokubei Hochi foundation has created a digital archive containing over 100 years of newspapers,...
A Local Odyssey of Epic Proportions

A Local Odyssey of Epic Proportions

The Seattle Times Literacy Fund, Newspapers In Education program partnered with Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project to develop The World War II Odyssey of King County’s Japanese Americans, an eight-page full color educational supplement originally published in The Seattle Times on Sunday, April 12, 2015. The supplement tells the story of Japanese Americans’ involuntary...
It's Official: May is Arts Education Month in King County!

It’s Official: May is Arts Education Month in King County!

Thank you to our King County Council for issuing a formal proclamation on May 4 designating May 2015 as Arts Education Month. The Council joins Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, and the 4Culture Board in recognizing the arts as a fundamental component of a complete education for...
Free Resource for Artists: Lynda.com

Free Resource for Artists: Lynda.com

Tory Franklin , artist, teacher and collaborator, is currently working with sister Eroyn Franklin on a public artwork for Harborview in the form of digital designs for vinyl window graphics. 4Culture asked Tory to share information about a new (free) resource  available through the King County and Seattle Library systems. Artists today use technology extensively....