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The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts from the Japanese-American Internment Camps 1942-1946
Bellevue Arts Museum brings in a collection of rare and compelling objects in its newest exhibition: The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts from the Japanese-American Internment Camps 1942-1946. Gaman translates to enduring difficulty with patience and dignity. From the most utilitarian – a chair, a tool, a toy – to elevated expressions such as paintings, embroidery and ornamental items, these were crafted in difficult circumstances, collected and curated by the daughter of one of those interned.
Free Summer Concerts at the Taproot Theatre's new Stage Door Café
What could be nicer on a summer evening than a glass of wine, a light supper and a free concert in a neighborhood café? We talk with Taproot Theatre’s Jessica Spencer about Taproot’s brand new Stage Door Café, and their new concert series. With us - and singing two of their songs – the duo Hanschen and Ilse (Kirsten Helland and Justin Huertas), who perform July 8th. Concerts are free and open to all, 7pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays this month and next.
Ornate Plates and Intricate Origami at Bellevue Arts Museum
Origami – the Japanese word for paper folding – can be stunningly simple or intricately complex. When it’s taken beyond the traditional into the realms of science or design, well, the possibilities really ARE limitless. Prepare to be surprised and amazed at Bellevue Arts Museum’s exhibition Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami. Sharing BAM’s second floor is At Your Service, a provocative exhibition with the dinner plate at its heart. Learn more about the individual works, the artists, and the shows themselves with BAM’s Director of Art, Craft and Design, Stefano Catalani.
Keep On Keepin' On at SIFF
Keep On Keepin’ On screened at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival. It’s the story of a remarkable mentor-friend relationship between the legendary jazz trumpeter/teacher Clark Terry, who lost his sight as he approached 90, and one of his students, the (now) 23-year old pianist Justin Kauflin, blind since age 11. Director Alan Hicks, a drummer, also studied with Clark Terry, played in his band for several years, met Kauflin along the way and found himself with the makings of a remarkable story. Steve Reeder talks with Hicks and Kauflin about the film, about Clark Terry, and about their friendship. The film opens in theatres this fall.
ARTS CHANNEL LIBRARY
Hear all about it! From theatre to dance and visual arts to film, the Arts Channel Library houses some of the most exciting and unique past and present conversations in town. Interviews are organized by genre.