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GZ Radio at Art Beat: Winter Edition

Fashion designer Lorena Pipenco's sketchbook process. (Photo/Courtesy of the artist and GZ Radio)

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is partnering with Ground Zero Radio (GZ Radio) to expand and support youth-led artistic programming. GZ Radio is youth-led, building community relationships, and offers career-connected learning programs that empower youth to take ownership of their futures through multimedia. GZ Radio youth create original content from podcasts to documentaries, Live-in studio recording sessions, In-studio interviews, and event coverage with content rooted in their community. GZ Radio also consists of a youth-driven Newsroom that allows for journalism and in-field reporting for both written and visual formats. ARTS supports and uplifts youth voices in media to empower students while fostering future writers and content creators. 

Take a peek at some of their recent arts coverage and updates below: 

Original Podcasts and Artist Features

GZR Live from the Vera Living Room featuring Lucia Flores-Wiseman

Ground Zero Radio teamed up with the World Affairs Council and the On Demand Leadership Program to film a pilot episode of “Live from the Vera Living Room,” workshopping with students from Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador on the topic of Digital Literacy. Students operated the cameras, sound equipment, and special guest host, Julieta, even conducted the interview with local Singer/Songwriter Lucia Flores-Wiseman!

What’s on Krista’s Mind Podcast | Pork Filled Productions Bloodletting

Krista interviews Cast members Jen-Ai Clinton (Farah) and Anna Mulia (Leelee) along with Pork Filled Productions Executive Director/Producer Roger Tang aka The Godfather of Asian American Theatre about PFPs final show of the season “Bloodletting”.

The Breakdown Podcast with Frankie
Do you ever hear music that is so good, it triggers an existential crisis? Or, are you a fellow musician riddled with ADHD seeking solace in another’s endless stream of thoughts? Either way–this podcast is for you. On “The Breakdown,” I, your irreverent host, Frankie, take apart my favorite albums, simultaneously giving you a crash course in various aspects of the music (vocals, lyricism, aesthetics) and providing my own thoughts and opinions on what makes the piece so exceptional. From hard rock bands such as Måneskin, to electronic solo acts like Djo, I will be covering music of all levels of popularity and various genres. So, without further ado–let’s break down.

Make it. Make sense. | Antoine Fougere (on view at King Street Station through January 6, 2024)

Make it. Make Sense. is a collection of photos based around artist Antoine Fougere’s childhood and imagination. The installation features 20 works including digital and film photographs. Fougere’s goal is for the artworks to spark a conversation with one another and help inspire his community to continue to create. Each photo in this series explores themes, stories, and emotions of loneliness, exploration, and actualization that all come down to eventually finding one’s way. Fougere hopes this collection invites you to explore your passions and be confident in what you put out into the universe.

Direct from the Newsroom

Community, Vulnerability, and Sustainability: The Healing of the Fashion Industry – By Sophia Kagan
Edited by Marian Mohamed

Fashion designers are often stereotyped as lone wolves committed to their survival in the industry, but in reality, they need a pack for their creativity to thrive. Local New York fashion designers Anna Roth, Lorena Pipenco, and Becca Flood debuted at New York Fashion Week in September 2023. A sense of eagerness exudes from each designer as they aim to make an impact through their collections’ vulnerable display of community.

There’s Always Music in the Air: The Story of Seattle’s Black Lodge – By Olivia Lee
Edited by Marian Mohamed

Evoking core aspects from its namesake, the Black Lodge was known to be an intimate performance venue, celebrating punk, hardcore, and alternative music. After being shut down during the pandemic and countless renovations; the local venue is ready to carry on Seattle’ punk and DIY legacy in a safer and exciting manner. Black Lodge celebrated its return to the all-ages DIY punk scene on Oct. 6 with special performances by Suzzallo and opening speeches.