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Our weekly round-up of arts and culture news in the greater Seattle area.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
College begins search for bidder to take over Egyptian Theatre as ‘arts and culture space’ | CHS Capitol Hill Seattle
Jseattle, July 30, 2013

Outside Egyption W- (2)

If you have been thinking about operating a 600-seat theater on Capitol Hill, here is your chance. Tuesday, Seattle Central Community College is putting out the call for interested organizations to formally apply to take over The Egyptian Theatre a little more than a month after the Landmark chain walked away from renewing its lease at the former Masonic Temple that has operated as a venue for art house cinema since 1980.

(Image: SCCC)

Central District News
LHPAI showing one night screening of Big Words, a hip hop dramedy set on the eve of Obama’s election | Central District News
Megan Hill, July 29, 2013


For one night only, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) is screening the film Big Words, a dramedy set in Brooklyn on the eve of the 2008 presidential election. The screening will take place on Thursday at 7 p.m.

(Image: LHPAI)




Why the world’s artists gather in Walla Walla |
Greg Shaw, July 29, 2013

The Walla Walla Foundry is producing internationally acclaimed artwork and a new vibe in the foothills of Washington’s Blue Mountains.

The Kansas City Star
Mayor’s task force says KC artists and residents want more opportunities –
Robert Trussell, July 27, 2013

Nobody can say Kansas City lacks big ideas.

A draft report recently released by the Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts is virtually bursting at the seams with proposals, wish lists and expansive scenarios.

Arts Fund appoints new Executive Director | Arts & Culture | Downtown Spokane News
Camille Troxel, July 30, 2013

The Spokane Arts Fund announced they have a new Executive Director. Shannon Roach was appointed by a unanimous vote of the board of directors on July 23rd and will begin work with the Arts Fund on October 1st.

Seattle Times
Louise Nadeau takes post at Evergreen City Ballet | ArtsPage | Seattle Times
Moira Macdonald, July 30, 2013


Louise Nadeau, longtime principal dancer and audience favorite at Pacific Northwest Ballet (she retired in 2009 after 19 years with the company), has a new job, not too far from home: Starting in September, she’ll be School Principal of Evergreen City Ballet in Renton. Nadeau has taught at the company’s school for the past two years. The position reunites her with an old friend: Kevin Kaiser, who danced with PNB from 1982 to 1995 and was a frequent Nadeau partner in the ’90s, is Evergreen’s Artistic/Executive Director.

 (Image: Ben Kerns)


2 friends connect with art — and Africa | Local News | The Seattle Times
Jerry Large, July 28, 2013


Jolyn Gardner Campbell and Shurvon Haynes are artists who share an interest in community that drew them to a project called Artists 2 Africa, which uses art to make connections between Africans and Americans.

(Image: Jerry Large/Seattle Times)