Friday, April 16, 2010

PNA Kids! Summer Art Camp

PNA Kids! has put together a very exciting Art Camp this summer for kids ages 8 to 13 years old that will be held at the Phinney Center. We have selected a group of five creative and dedicated instructors who have dreamed up classes that will inspire your kids.

Our own Henry Chamberlain will be leading two classes “Drawing Faces and Animals” as well as “Creating Comics.” Henry has a BFA in painting and a number of his comics and illustrations have been published.

Instructor Peter Lewis is passionate about having people learn at an early age the basics of film and video editing. He will be offering the class “Making Movies."

We also have Sara Morgan who will be teaching “Working with Mosaics.” Her background includes large art installations, art workshops for kids, and writing and illustrating children’s books.

Rebecca Dickinson will get your kids to paint like the masters in her class “Discovering Famous Artworks.” How about using a q-tip for learning Seurat’s pointillism technique?

Finally, David Lasky will be leading “Discovering Watercolor,” a unique medium that he loves - and loves to teach.

If you have a budding artist in the family, here’s your chance to let them spread their creative wings. Check out the online brochure or stop by the Phinney Center to pick up a hard copy.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

GSC To Host Forum On Hispanic/Latino Immigration - Participa en un foro de inmigración hispano/latina!

Immigration Forum

Are you interested in learning more about Hispanic/Latino immigration issues? Would you like to find out myth versus fact in regards to immigration?

Participate in a Hispanic/Latino Immigration Forum. Come to the Greenwood Senior Center on April 19th at 12pm. The forum will consist of a panel of representatives from some of Seattle and Washington’s Hispanic/Latino-focused organizations: One America, Washington Community Action Network, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Casa Latina. We will be discussing four main issues in addition to fielding audience questions, time permitting. The issues addressed will be in regards to A) History and Push-and-Pull factors of immigration; B) The effect immigration has on home countries; C) Issues surrounding immigration/immigrants in the US; and D) Presence of Hispanics/Latinos in the workplace. The forum will travel down social, political, and economic avenues and will prompt healthy conversation within the community, helping people to see the full spectrum of the benefits and effects of Hispanic/Latino immigration.

For more information please contact Marianne at 206-297-0875, ext 31.

Foro de inmigración

¿Está interesado en aprender más sobre el tema de inmigración hispano/latino? ¿Le gustaria saber más sobre algunos mitos y hechos respecto a inmigración?

Participa en un foro de inmigración hispano/latina. Venga al Greenwood Senior Center el 19 de abril a las 12pm. El panel del foro incluye representantes de algunas de las organizaciones que atienden a la comunidad hispano/latina en Seattle y Washington: One America, Washington Community Action Network, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, y Casa Latina. El foro cubrirá cuatro temas principales, respondiendo además algunas preguntas de los asistentes. Los temas tratados serán en respeto a A) La historia y algunas factores de la inmigración; B) El efecto que la inmigración tiene en el país de origen; C) Cuestiones sobre inmigración a los EEUU; y D) La presencia de hispanos/latinos en el lugar de trabajo. El foro investigará cuestiones sociales, politízales y económicas y provocará conversación respetuosa adentro de la comunidad, ayudando a la gente ver el espectro entero de los beneficios y los efectos de la inmigración hispano/latina.

Para mayor información, llame a Marianne al 206-297-0875, ext 31.

Upcoming Kaleidoscope Dance Company Show Features Local Dancers

Since its inception in 1981, The Creative Dance Center and its performing arm, Kaleidoscope Dance Company, have been lead by founder and artistic director Anne Gilbert. Located just north of the Phinney-Greenwood neighborhood in the Haller Lake area, Creative Dance Center strives to make dance accessible and enjoyable for a broad spectrum of people. Classes are offered for infants through adults, using the latest brain research to help integrate the movements of the body with the functions of the brain.
Kaleidoscope is a modern dance company with dedicated members that range in age from eight to fifteen. Arthur Stamey-Mills, a seasoned 13 year old, notes that “ Dance is like talking, you can be fast or slow, connected or alone, harsh or gentle with your movements.”

Kaleidoscope has performed locally at school assemblies and community concerts as well as representing the United States at dance and child international conferences around the world. Many dancers in this troupe hail from the Greenwood- Phinney area and have been dancers at Kaleidoscope for many years.
One of the choreographers, Mary Kay Vadino, resides on the Ridge as well. She has been featured as a guest choreographer for over fifteen years, and her latest spring piece for the May performance features interpretations of water and the forms that water can take. She hopes that viewers will come away with the idea that we should all be more fluid and adaptable in our approach to life. Other than her own piece, Vadino points out that the upcoming show “is a nice showcase of different styles and musical choices. Some are lyrical and some are theatrical.”
She enjoys being a part of the Creative Dance Center since the young dancers in the company have a clear understanding of music and dance concepts. They easily project what the choreographer is trying to accomplish and Vadino welcomes student input as part of the creative process. “The kids help with problem solving given the space and time we work with, “ notes Vadino.
The upcoming Kaleidoscope In Concert Spring Concert Series will be held at the Broadway Performance Hall on Capital Hill, May 7, 8, and 9, 2010 . The Creative Dance Center is located at 12577 Densmore Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133 (206) 363-7281 Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets.
Their website with the complete listing of current classes is: