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2021 Jack Straw Writers

Curator E. J. Koh has selected the 2021 Jack Straw Writers! Our fellows this year are S. Erin Batiste, C.R. Glasgow, Patrycja Humienik, Grace Jahng Lee, José Luis Montero, Greg November, Tochukwu Okafor, Michael Overa, Paulette Perhach, Abi Pollokoff, Kristie Song, and Daniel Tam-Claiborne. Join us (virtually) on the first three Fridays in May for their public debut as Jack Straw Writers!

 

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Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Rachel Lodge
Transfigurations: Carbon Flow

January 22-April 23, 2021

Visits by appointment only, M-F, 10am-5:30pm
Call 206-634-0919 or email jsp@jackstraw.org to schedule a visit

Streaming events (via Facebook Live)

Virtual Opening: Friday, January 22, 7pm

Artist Talk: Friday, March 12, 7pm

Rachel Lodge - Transfigurations

This visual and sonic installation explores the transmutation of carbon through natural, human, and industrial forms. Hand-drawn animation and sounds bring the largely invisible carbon flowing through us and around us into imagination, from the molecular to the landscape level, evoking both the beauty and the grief of our changing planet.

Visit our New Media Gallery page for more information.

 

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Online Audio Workshops

All classes take place online via Zoom - class invitation will be sent one day prior.

To sign up or for more information, email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Zoom Hosting Wednesday, February 17, 7-9pm
Basic Field Recording Tuesday, February 23, 6-9pm
Microphone Workshop Friday, February 26, 6-9pm

Intro to Digital Audio Editing

Friday, March 5, 6-9pm

 

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Jack Straw Writers Program

Jack Straw Writers x The Bushwick Book Club Seattle

We're delighted to announce a new, online version of our ongoing collaboration with The Bushwick Book Club Seattle! Jack Straw writers will be paired with Bushwick musicians (many of whom are also Jack Straw artists), who will write original music inspired by the written work. Pairings will be announced on the Bushwick and Jack Straw websites and videos released on social media by Jack Straw and Bushwick.

The first 11 pairings:
Sep 16: Maisha Banks Manson x Nic Masangkay
Sep 30: Elaina Ellis x Tai Shan
Oct 21: Ebo Barton x ATHR
Nov 11: Michelle Goodman x Kristin Chambers
Dec 9: Rob Arnold x Ben Mish
Dec 16: Helen K. Thomas x LaVon Hardison

Jan 6: Jeffrey Lee Cheatham II x Sean Morse
Jan 13: Arianne True x Kate Olson
Jan 20: Ching-In Chen x Claire Michelle
Jan 27: Jose Trejo-Maya x Clyde Petersen/Your Heart Breaks
Feb 3: Wryly T. McCutchen x Jimmie Herrod

Jack Straw Writers x Bushwick

Purchase the 2020 Jack Straw Writers Anthology from our friends at Open Books!

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New Podcast from Jack Straw and SCAC

Opening Doors

Opening Doors is a podcast about accessibility in arts and civic life, brought to you by the Seattle Cultural Accessibility Consortium and Jack Straw Cultural Center. For our first season, we aim to amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with disabilities, and to learn how race and disability impact their access to arts and culture.

Listen to our series promo and subscribe now at soundcloud.com/OpeningDoorsPod - or wherever you get your podcasts.

Opening Doors podcast logo

This season consists of four interviews as follows:

1. Kameko Thomas: The Invisible Disability (9/15)
2. Troy Coalman: How THEY see US / How WE see ourselves (9/22)
3. King Khazm: Where Art, Racism & Disability Intersect (9/29)
4. ChrisTiana Obeysumner: Intersectionality (10/6)

 

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Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Julia Freeman: IRISIRIS

Online exhibit launching July 24, 2020

Live conversation: Julia Freeman and Jed Murr
(watch the archived video)

IRISIRIS is a set of looping online videos that corresponds to the eight phases of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment. EMDR focuses on reprogramming the brain's response to a traumatic event, changing how the event is stored, and reducing and eliminating problematic symptoms. By repetitively crossing the brain's hemisphere with sound and images, EMDR attempts to heal and reform neural pathways formed by the event.

Julia Freeman - IRISIRIS

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Jack Straw Youth and Artists on Social Media

Visit us on Facebook and YouTube to watch archived performances, talks, and readings!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and enjoy selections of poetry and more from our Jack Straw Writers and youth poets from our educational programs.

Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by West Seattle Elementary School student Alyssa Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Concord Elementary Student Birook Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Foster High School student Salina

Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Roxhill Elementary Student Genesis  Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Denny Middle School student Nestor

Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Concord Elementary Student Kevin Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Foster High School student Tinh Le Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Denny Middle School student Andrea.

Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Lowell Elementary student, Lucy. Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Seattle World School student, Cing Huai.

Black bolded text on a blue background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by  Denny Middle School student, Luis. Black bolded text on a light pink background. Text is a poem by  Lowell Elementary 2nd grader, Sean

 

 

Jack Straw Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Seattle Foundation, ArtsFund, Adobe Foundation, Harvest Foundation, Jubilation Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Robert Chinn Foundation, Lester and Phyllis Epstein Foundation, Tulalip Charitable Fund, Humanities Washington and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020. and individual contributors for their support of our programs. Special thanks to our friends at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, ORA (Owen Richards Architects), and Forma Construction for their support. 


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Happy Birthday ADA!

A story and song produced with students in the 2015 Blind Youth Audio Project.

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Blind Youth students and teaching artists on Zoom

Blind Youth Audio Project

In 2020 our summer program for blind and visually impaired youth took place online. The theme was "Telling Our Stories."

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Alyssa Keene and Quenton Baker
SoundPages, the Jack Straw Literary Podcast

SoundPages features interviews and readings by Jack Straw Writers such as Daemond Arrindell, Laura Da', EJ Koh, Robert Lashley, Claudia Castro Luna, and Jane Wong. Click here to listen.

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Artist of the Week Podcast

Every two weeks we will make a new audio piece created through our artist residencies available for free download. This week: LaVon Hardison

Subscribe at jackstraw.org/artistoftheweek, via itunes, or listen right here:

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Meg McLynn and Foster High School student in the studio at Jack Straw

Foster High School Stories of Arrival

Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices is a community partnership project between Foster High School, Jack Straw Cultural Center, the Institute for Poetic Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, and KBCS 91.3 FM.

 

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Immigration Portraits at Seattle World School

The Seattle World School is a Seattle public school for newcomers to the United States. Students from three Washington State history classes created Immigration Portraits, a series of audio stories based on interviews the students conducted with each other about leaving their home countries to come to America