Our curator Deborah Paine encountered this couple enjoying a picnic atop Michael Heizer’s sculpture Adjacent, Against, Upon at Myrtle Edwards Park. Amanda Levings and Jay Lindsey had all the trimmings to transform an already gorgeous sunny Sunday afternoon into a special holiday outing – a bit of a snack, the brilliant sun on the Olympics and of course the artwork.
Archives for December 2009
Have a knack for numbers? We’re hiring an accountant to track project budgets, analyze city financial reports, prep revenue and expenditure reports, assist in developing the department’s operating budget and more. The position is half-time, but additional hours above 20 hours per week may be required. Interested? Click here to read the job description and apply online. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, Jan. 5.
Next month, Fun Forest Amusements (FFA), Inc. – which has operated at Seattle Center for 47 years – will consolidate its amusement rides in an area south of the Monorail station, freeing up 68,000 square feet of outdoor space.
Selected proposals will be for temporary attractions and events between May 2010 and December 2011. In January 2012, Seattle Center will start preparing its facilities and grounds for a six-month celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Download the Request for Proposals.
Image: Ferris wheel at night during Winterfest 2002. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.
We are seeking performing and visual artists working in a variety of ethnic and cultural artistic genres to participate in the Ethnic Arts Connection, a FREE one-day gathering, Wednesday, March 10 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. The event is designed to bring artists and presenters to together to network and diversify the cultural experiences available for audiences.
The deadline to apply for a juried 15-minute performance showcase or display space for visual art is Wednesday, Feb. 3. Click here for details and to download an application.
This is the third such gathering of artists and presenters. In March 2008, the gathering brought together 225 artists with 75 performing arts presenters and featured 27 showcase performances.
The Ethnic Arts Connection is a collaborative project of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle Center, 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, Ethnic Heritage Council, Festál and Arts Northwest.
Image: Showcase performers at the 2008 Ethnic Arts Connection. Photo by Robert Wade.
We are accepting applications for our Youth Arts funding program which supports arts training for Seattle’s middle and high school youth beyond the regular school day.
Individual artists, artist teams, arts and cultural organizations, and/or youth and community service agencies with nonprofit status or fiscal sponsorship are eligible to apply. Priority is placed on serving youth or communities with limited access to arts and culture. Funding awards range from $1,500 to $10,000 for projects in all artistic disciplines that take place between September 2010 and September 2011. The application deadline is Feb. 23, 2010.
“Arts training nurtures the imagination, boosts confidence and opens pathways to success for young people,” said Michael Killoren, director of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. “The arts inspire discipline, hard work and the joy of creative expression, all elements of a well-rounded education.”
For more information and to access the online application click here.
Image: Students rehearse for the Pat Graney Company’s House of Mind performance. Photo by Tim Summers.
Holiday spirit need a boost? Here’s our prescription. A measure of medieval-choir music and a dash of klezmer tunes. Tuesday, Dec. 15, the Medieval Women’s Choir sings Spanish and Italian holiday selections from noon to 1 p.m., at Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave. The Klez Kats offer “joyous klezmer, lilting waltzes, mysterious gypsy and Middle Eastern music influenced by Jewish tradition and culture,” Thursday, Dec. 17, noon to 1 p.m., at City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave.
The concerts are part of the Seattle Presents concert series presented year round by our office. We’ll be back in January with Hawaiian ukulele music and Scottish bagpipes to chase away the winter blues. Details here.
Forbes.com recently named Seattle’s Cal Anderson Park among the top 12 of America’s Best City Parks. The focal point of this urban oasis in one of the city’s densest neighborhoods is Waterworks, a water feature and public artwork designed by artist Douglas Hollis with The Berger Partnership.
Located over the lidded Lincoln Reservoir, Waterworks is a striking asymmetrical cone. Water flows down the cone into a series of runnels and pools, depicting the various properties of water in motion and stillness. Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art funds supported the project.
Image: Douglas Hollis, Water Works, 2005, Cal Anderson Park, Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art.
The Seattle Art Museum is paying tribute to law enforcement and fire personnel and their families this holiday season by offering free museum admission through Dec. 31.
All active and reserve members of law enforcement or fire departments are invited to show their valid ID at the ticket desks of the Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum and receive up to four free tickets for admission. Children ages 12 and under are always admitted free at SAM.
Stop by City Hall Thursday, Dec. 3, noon to 1 p.m., for a free holiday concert. Nationally acclaimed choral group Seattle Pro Musica will present Eastern Lights, a program of traditional winter songs and new music from Asia and the Pacific.
The concerts are part of the Seattle Presents concert series presented year round by our office. Klezmer and medieval-choir music are on the bill mid-month. Details here.
Check out the December issue of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs eNews here.
In this issue:
- Message from the director: A-list of achievements
- City seeks artist for Lake Union Loop
- Seattle artists receive more than $240K in project funding
- New timeline for Youth Arts program
- Hammering Man on holiday following surgery
- Free concerts ring in holidays at City Hall, Municipal Tower
- City Hall exhibition showcases contemporary quilt art
- Seeking proposals for City Hall galleries
- Give the gift of art this holiday season
- Add sparkle to your holiday season with Winterfest
- Jazz to kids music on Art Zone this month