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How often does an emerging Seattle artist get selected by a national corporation to produce work for a global sports event? Well now we can say at least once. I'm so thrilled for local artist (and Seattle magazine 2008 Spotlight Award winner) Diem Chau, who was tapped to carve 66 of her signature Crayola crayon sculptures (NO, not the jumbo size, the regular, tiny size) with the likenesses of 6 famous players for Nike's World Cup press kits. Only 11 of these kits went out (I don't know to whom...
There are ballets out there that everyone knows—chestnuts, like The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, etc.. Then there are the ones that aren't so well known. As a more-than-casual (but not hard-core) ballet follower, Coppélia falls into the latter category for me. I imagine these must be the toughest to sell for ballet houses.
Forget to buy tickets to the Seattle Art Museum’s sold-out Remix tonight? There's still hope. The first 100 guests at the door donning wigs get into the party for free. So if you absolutely cannot stomach the idea of missing out on the opportunity to hang at SAM after hours, swing by the costume store after work and buy yourself a nice head of synthetic hair. My sources tell me the lines usually start around 6:45 p.m., so the ticket-poor should arrive early.
If you've put off getting your yard in shape this spring, there's no time like the present to learn a few new tricks that might just inspire you to achieve that green thumb you've always wanted. And who better to teach you than Seattle Tilth, the Walingford-based non-profit that teaches people how to garden organically and conserve natural resources in the process. Some of the June class offerings include:
-- Container Veggie Gardening
I was recently contacted by the King County Noxious Weed Control Program because one of their staffers had identified Garlic Mustard, a seemingly innocuos little flowering plant that was not so slowly making huge and unwelcome inroads into our region's flora, growing on my property.
Even more breaking food news today! (click here for earlier news about Sitka & Spruce and Flying Fish)
We'd heard rumors that Ethan Stowell would be closing the doors of Union sometime this year. Today we received news that it's indeed official: Union will close Saturday, May 29.
After an inspiring, light-hearted day of presentations last Friday (at one point, fashion correspondent Joan Kelly tried to squeeze into one of Molly Griffith’s exquisite corsets) and much deliberation, we’ve selected the 2010 winners of Seamless in Seattle.
The following seven designers will make their runway debut at Fashion First on September 16, and will be featured in their own package in our September issue. Congrats to:
Jenise Silva has been attending the Seattle International Film Festival for more than a decade—logging in more than 100 films viewed in some years. She's been attending other film festivals for more than two decades including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Montreal Film Festival, Sundance and Tribeca. Jenise has also served on film programming committees for several organizations including Cinema Center (Fort Wayne, IN), the Festival of New Canadian Cinema (Indianapolis) and Three Dollar Bill for the Lesbian and Gay Film Fest