Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Greenwood Art Walk This Friday

Sponsored by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, the Greenwood Art Walk is happening this Friday evening. For a list of participating business click on One highlight is Greenwoods's very own art cat, Cooper.
The article about Cooper is below.
View One of Cooper’s Nine Lives
Ever wonder what your pet is up to while you’re away? Greenwood residents and filmmakers, Michael and Deirdre Cross, were curious as to how their orange tabby, Cooper, filled his days. So, they fitted his collar with a special camera set to snap a photo every two minutes. The resulting photos prove to be surprisingly interesting, although thinking of my own feline, I wondered how many shots ended up being edited. The fact that Cooper is both an indoor and outdoor cat lends variety to his photos, all from a cat’s eye point of view. Cooper seems unphased by both the camera and his sudden fame as both a photographer and featured cat on an episode of the Animal Planet show Cats101.
Is it art? Well, the photos have a certain detached beauty and the images are a reflection of life in a 21st century urban neighborhood. Decide for yourself at the Greenwood Art Walk, February 13, 2009, 6:00 – 9:00pm. Exhibit running at URBAN LIGHT STUDIOS through March 10 URBAN LIGHT STUDIOS, 
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Taproot Theater Presents "Gee’s Bend"

Normally, this article would run in our newspaper, the Phinney Ridge Review, but the play will have completed its run at Taproot before the next edition comes out in early March. Here's what our Arts Coorespondent, Laura Genoves, has to say about the play "Gee's Bend".

The setting is intimate, the stage is minimalist, and the production of Gee’s Bend is superb. Taproot Theater has once again delivered a story of hope and courage to the stage. Based on the actual small town of Gee’s (pronounced geez) Bend, Alabama, this beautifully written play, by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder shares the story of three generations of a poor African American family working their land and making the most of what is available to them. The women in the family learn the art of quilting and incorporate scraps of their well-worn clothing into imaginative, yet functional designs. The main character, Sadie, played by Samantha Rund, becomes inspired by listening to a lecture by Martin Luther King in Selma. Sadie and her sister Nella then get their own voter’s registration cards, and Sadie joins a march and protests. Sadie is determined to fight for equality, and Sadie and her husband Macon, are in disagreement as to how to bring equality to Gee’s Bend.

Each scene begins with a short acapella rendition of a traditional African American spiritual, and the brief transitions between scenes allow the audience to absorb the profundity of the story and share the struggles of the Pettway women. As their struggles evolve, we share the triumphs of the women when their quilts are lovingly displayed in a museum as works of art. Many in the audience were brought to tears; director Karen Lund has created a genuinely moving production.

Join the discussion with some of the real quilters of Gee’s Bend, February 18, at 9 p.m. or February 21 after the matinee showing. If you have already seen the play, but want to be involved in the conversation, bring your tickets for admission. There will also be and post-play appearances by the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters (Wednesdays, February 4-25).

At Taproot Theatre – January 28-February 28

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Friday, February 6, 2009


Farmers Market T-shirt Design Competition
Click here for details

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Let's Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer!

The Greenwood Senior Center goes wild the last Friday of each month with a Bingo/Karaoke Party! If you don't believe it's a wild time check this out at YouTube!

More info about this Wild & Crazy event is available at the the GSC's Web site here. (Scroll down for details.)

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Seattle Folklore Society Concert Photos

PNA volunteer photographer Elisa Sherman took some great photos of Dick Weissman and Sara Sample at last Saturday's Seattle Folklore Society Concert in the Brick Building. You can see Elisa's photos here.

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