Jack Straw New Media Gallery
(The) Nature (of) Sound
August 22 - October 24, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, August 22, 7pm
Artist Talk: Friday, September 19, 7pm
Jack Straw New Media Gallery
In (The) Nature (of) Sound, sounds and visuals are abstracted from nature, and combined with instrumental and other human-made sounds into a seamless environment. Viewers are invited to reflect on what nature is "about," as well as humans' interactions with nature, whether positive or negative. Musicians may also participate by playing the graphic score provided; their sounds will be integrated into the installation.
Jack Straw Writers Program
Jack Straw Writers at Family Affair with Jennifer Jasper
Wednesday, August 20, 7:30pm
The Rendezvous/Jewel Box Theater, 2322 2nd Ave.
Laurel Albina, Claudia Castro Luna, Loreen Lilyn Lee, John Mullen, and Gigi Rosenberg. Hosted by Jennifer Jasper. Hosted by Jennifer Jasper.
Jack Straw resident artist Jennifer Jasper presents our 2014 Jack Straw Writers telling family stories for the August 2014 edition of her Family Affair series. As Jennifer describes it, rather than a sweet evening of cute stories, this series presents "the dark, crazy, sweet, frustrating, loving mess that is every person’s family. Presented on stage by storytellers, writers, dancers, musicians and visual artists who share their sick, hilarious, and ultimately relatable familial skeletons."
Jack Straw Writers at the RASP Reading Series
Friday, August 22, 7pm
Old Redmond Schoolhouse, 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond
The August edition of this monthly series curated by Michael Dylan Welch of the Redmond Association of SPokenword features 2014 Jack Straw Writers Loreen Lilyn Lee, Raul Sanchez, and Susan V. Meyers.
Jack Straw Artist Project
Tina Hoggatt: Story Chairs
Jack Straw Cultural Center
Story Chairs, a temporary audio installation by Jack Straw Resident Artist Tina Hoggatt featuring the work of over 30 writers and musicians, is now installed in Jack Straw's new lobby.
Every two weeks we will make a new audio piece created through tour artist residencies available for free download. This week's artist: S. Eric Scribner
Seattle World School 2014
The Seattle World School is a Seattle public school for newcomers to the United States. During our arts & technology program this year, World School students from many different countries participated in projects to help strengthen their new English language and technical skills.
Jack Straw and EMP: Write Out of This World
For their fourth annual Write Out of This World Writing Contest, EMP Museum collaborated with Jack Straw Cultural Center to provide a unique award to the winners: Winners participated in a writing workshop, voice workshop, and recording session at Jack Straw, resulting in a professionally recorded CD of each writer reading her own work.
Jack Straw Accessible Youth Art Workshops
Jack Straw presented a series of accessible workshops in conjunction with Rachel Green and Seth Sexton's New Media Gallery installation Hypnagogic Jerk, which incorporated dance, sculpture, and sound. Check out the project page for more information, video, sound, and pictures.
These podcasts feature interviews and readings by Jack Straw Writers such as Daemond Arrindell, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Harold Taw, and Wendy Call. Click here to listen.
Jack Straw Productions works with various organizations and communities to create oral histories, museum audio guides, and neighborhood audio tours. Click here to learn more.