13 For '13 http://kuow.org en Holly Arsenault: The Playwright Who Draws Teens To Art http://kuow.org/post/holly-arsenault-playwright-who-draws-teens-art <p></p><p>It's a sunny Sunday afternoon, the kind of late autumn day made for raking leaves, or watching the Seahawks annihilate yet another challenger. Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 24041 at http://kuow.org Holly Arsenault: The Playwright Who Draws Teens To Art Filmmaker Megan Griffiths Loves Seattle And Seattle Loves Her Back http://kuow.org/post/filmmaker-megan-griffiths-loves-seattle-and-seattle-loves-her-back <p></p><p></p><p>Filmmaker Megan Griffiths always she knew she would come to Seattle. Griffiths spent most of her adolescence in Idaho, and Seattle was the place she'd visit for a concert or to do some shopping. But Griffiths cheerfully acknowledges she knew nothing about Seattle's film community when she decided to relocate to the Northwest. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:05:02 +0000 Marcie Sillman 22905 at http://kuow.org Filmmaker Megan Griffiths Loves Seattle And Seattle Loves Her Back 13 For '13: Writer Eli Hastings Fuses Art And Healing http://kuow.org/post/13-13-writer-eli-hastings-fuses-art-and-healing <p>Eli Hastings remembers his first writing experience.&nbsp; &quot;My mom had given me a diary,&quot; he recalled. Hastings was in elementary school, and he scrawled down a little poem, the kind of insulting ditty that schoolboys hurl at one another on the playground. Sun, 06 Oct 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 21311 at http://kuow.org 13 For '13: Writer Eli Hastings Fuses Art And Healing Rose Cano Crosses Language Barriers To Bring Theatre To The People http://kuow.org/post/rose-cano-crosses-language-barriers-bring-theatre-people <p>Rose Cano is a social worker in the broadest sense. By day, Cano translates for Spanish-speaking people with health care needs. But Cano's true social platform is theater. She envisions a society where live drama is accessible and in demand by everyone. And she devotes her time outside the office to making that happen.</p><p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 19:01:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 19694 at http://kuow.org Rose Cano Crosses Language Barriers To Bring Theatre To The People They'll Follow Her Anywhere: Seattle Artist Susan Robb http://kuow.org/post/theyll-follow-her-anywhere-seattle-artist-susan-robb <p>Seattle artist <a href="http://susanrobb.com">Susan Robb’s</a> work has been praised by art critics and gallery owners across the country. But the impact of what she does stretches beyond insider art circles. Her work creates new friendships and gets people thinking about how to live better lives. Sun, 11 Aug 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Dave Beck 18105 at http://kuow.org They'll Follow Her Anywhere: Seattle Artist Susan Robb Seattle's Tonya Lockyer Creates Community Through Dance http://kuow.org/post/seattles-tonya-lockyer-creates-community-through-dance <p>If Seattle’s dance community had a mayor, it might be Tonya Lockyer. As executive artistic director of Velocity Dance Center, Lockyer oversees a busy hub of classes, performances, lectures, and even potluck dinners. Professional dancers mingle with aspiring amateurs and&nbsp;visiting artists check in at Velocity to learn more about the city’s dance scene. Velocity is busy seven days a week, and you’ll often find Lockyer at her desk, taking in the activity and plotting to create more. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 15750 at http://kuow.org Seattle's Tonya Lockyer Creates Community Through Dance Sub Pop Records: Going Out Of Business Since 1988! http://kuow.org/post/sub-pop-records-going-out-business-1988 <p>Sub Pop Records may have started small but the label has always made a big impression. Sup Pop, which began as a fanzine and evolved into a record label in the late 1980s, is considered the epicenter of the grunge movement. Megan Jasper, vice president at Sub Pop, gives Ross Reynolds a tour of the office.</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:00:44 +0000 Jenna Montgomery & Ross Reynolds 4350 at http://kuow.org Sub Pop Records: Going Out Of Business Since 1988! Composer Eric Banks Takes Audiences On Intellectual Adventures http://kuow.org/post/composer-eric-banks-takes-audiences-intellectual-adventures <p></p><p>If your concept of choral music is somewhere between the TV show “Glee” and the Kings College Choir, the music Eric Banks loves may come as a revelation.</p><p> Sun, 05 May 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Amy Radil 12475 at http://kuow.org Composer Eric Banks Takes Audiences On Intellectual Adventures Seattle's Daemond Arrindell Changes Lives Through Poetry http://kuow.org/post/seattles-daemond-arrindell-changes-lives-through-poetry <p>Daemond Arrindell wants to change the world. Not through the ballot box or protest marches. Arrindell’s weapon is poetry. He uses his words to touch individual lives, particularly the lives of young people.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:49:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 10713 at http://kuow.org Seattle's Daemond Arrindell Changes Lives Through Poetry Seattle Composer Eyvind Kang Inspires Local Musicians http://kuow.org/post/seattle-composer-eyvind-kang-inspires-local-musicians <p><a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/musicnightlife/2020448696_eyvindkang1xml.html">Eyvind Kang</a> is a violist, composer and improviser who lives in Seattle.&nbsp; You might not have heard of him before, but he’s played with the pop stars Beck and Laurie Anderson and with big names in jazz and new music like Bill Frisell and John Zorn.&nbsp; All these artists are drawn to Eyvind because of his playing, his musical imagination and his unpredictability. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Dave Beck 9006 at http://kuow.org Seattle Composer Eyvind Kang Inspires Local Musicians Randy Engstrom and Andy Fife, Seattle Art Instigators http://kuow.org/post/randy-engstrom-and-andy-fife-seattle-art-instigators <p>When Randy Engstrom and Andy Fife start talking about Seattle arts and culture you can almost feel the air around them vibrate. "It’s like a natural resource," enthuses Engstrom. Fife chimes in. "This is a place where nature is abundant and provides so much. Likewise culture."</p><p>You get the sense you’re face to face with the contemporary versions of Frederick Weyerhauser or Bill Boeing, adventurers who came West to seek their fortunes more than a century ago. Instead of harvesting trees, though, Fife and Engstrom plan to harness culture to expand Seattle’s economic vibrancy. Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 7342 at http://kuow.org Randy Engstrom and Andy Fife, Seattle Art Instigators Yoko Ott Loves Contemporary Art And So Should You http://kuow.org/post/yoko-ott-loves-contemporary-art-and-so-should-you <p>Contemporary art is a lot like baseball: you can't really enjoy it until you understand a few rules.&nbsp;&nbsp; Nobody, not even the hippest art insider, is born appreciating abstract expressionism or conceptual performance.&nbsp;In fact, no two&nbsp;people will give you the same&nbsp;definition of contemporary&nbsp;art.&nbsp; It can be anything, from abstract painting to live performance.</p><p>With&nbsp;her stylish clothing and regal bearing,&nbsp;&nbsp;art educator and curator Yoko Ott looks like she was born in one of the world's great art capitals.&nbsp; But appearances are deceiving.&nbsp; "It doesn't get further away from the contemporary art scene than a little island in the middle of the Pacific," she laughs.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:12:04 +0000 Marcie Sillman 5798 at http://kuow.org Yoko Ott Loves Contemporary Art And So Should You