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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,...
The Public Arena: Public Art and Its Role in Community

The Public Arena: Public Art and Its Role in Community

North Seattle College Art Gallery opens an exhibition on Tuesday, April 7 featuring eleven artists/artist teams that have created artwork for the public realm. The Public Arena: Public Art and Its Role in Community features proposals, plans, maquettes, working drawings, material samples, finished prototypes and parts that reveal the artistic development and evolution behind some...
I am from __________. I contain multitudes.

I am from __________. I contain multitudes.

Happy April and National Poetry Month! In this guest post, poet Michelle Peñaloza invites you to participate in a series of events we’re calling the Poetry on Buses Roadshow. We hope to see you. Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) –Walt Whitman For many folks,...
Flushed: Into the World of Wastewater Treatment

Flushed: Into the World of Wastewater Treatment

“For more than a decade,” writes Stranger critic Brendan Kiley, “solo performer Stokley Towles has been studying us. He examines the mundane aspects of life in Seattle like an anthropologist from another planet—our libraries, our trash system, our police force, the history of a single city block—and delivers his findings in rich, understated monologues full...
Free Workshop on Accessioning + Deaccessioning

Free Workshop on Accessioning + Deaccessioning

Deciding what to add to your institution’s collections – and what to get rid of – can seem like an overwhelming task. In this workshop, you will learn how to decide if an item will be a good addition to your collection, how to create policies and procedures that will prevent your organization from being...
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...
Arts & Heritage Day is next week!

Arts & Heritage Day is next week!

Mark Gerth is the Executive Director of the Washington State Arts Alliance, which works to promote public funding, legislation, and policy in support of arts and culture in our region. Mark has years of experience in planning, advocacy, and policy development. We’ve asked him to give us an update on the upcoming Arts & Heritage...
A Sanctuary of Words

A Sanctuary of Words

Anna Goren, a community-oriented poet, writer and editor brought the Poetry on Buses theme, Writing Home, into the King County Correctional Facility. In this guest post, she shares her thoughts and a few of the remarkable results of an inmate women’s creative writing class. This past November, I sat in the audience of 800+ at the Paramount Theatre, as we celebrated...
Better Care For Your Collections

Better Care For Your Collections

Attention museum professionals, volunteers and students: The Balboa Art Conservation Center is offering a series of workshops focused on helping you improve your skills and knowledge in the realm of collections care. There will be a workshop for each of the following topics: Care of Paper Collections Care of Metal Objects Disaster Recovery for Wet Collections Environmental Monitoring Condition...
Join Historic Seattle to Dig Deep!

Join Historic Seattle to Dig Deep!

Back by popular demand, Historic Seattle is kicking off the 2015 Digging Deeper Research Series this Saturday. It is a fascinating program to explore buildings, architecture, and history – all together! It is designed to provide attendees with behind-the-scenes insight to primary research materials in archives and libraries in Seattle, King and Pierce County. Each month you’ll visit a selected...
Exhibit Makeovers Workshop + Scholarships

Exhibit Makeovers Workshop + Scholarships

Exhibit Makeovers Workshop March 12-13, 2015 MOHAI | 860 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 $270 members/$345 nonmembers $40 off if registering before February 5 Exhibit Makeovers is a workshop developed and sponsored by the AASLH (American Association for State and Local History) aimed at giving museum staff and volunteers the skills to create more impactful exhibits. The...
Scholarships for Exhibits Workshop

Scholarships for Exhibits Workshop

4Culture is offering scholarships to the King County heritage community for a professional development opportunity from the American Association for State and Local History. On March 12th and 13th, 2015, the Museum of History and Industry will host the two-day Exhibit Makeovers Workshop, developed and sponsored by AASLH. To encourage staff and volunteers from local heritage organizations...