Arts http://kplu.org en Author Alex Tizon Examines What It’s Like To Be An Asian-American Man http://kplu.org/post/author-alex-tizon-examines-what-it-s-be-asian-american-man <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154212809&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>As a boy growing up in the 1960s and ‘70s,&nbsp;Alex Tizon was well aware of a racial hierarchy that existed, a hierarchy that put him, a Filipino immigrant, at the bottom.&nbsp;</p><p>His parents admired white Americans and all things western. Tizon once caught his father massaging and pinching his nose to make it sharper and narrower, and less round and Filipino-looking.</p><p>“I took it a step farther,” Tizon said. “I used to put clothespins on my nose.”</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 17109 at http://kplu.org Author Alex Tizon Examines What It’s Like To Be An Asian-American Man Seattle Sound Artist Trimpin’s Latest Work To Be Unveiled At Olympic Sculpture Park http://kplu.org/post/seattle-sound-artist-trimpin-s-latest-work-be-unveiled-olympic-sculpture-park <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154065074&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Three sets of oversized orange headphones have arrived at Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’re parts of &nbsp;“</span><a href="http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/Exhibitions/Details?EventId=27989" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">YOU ARE HEAR</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” a temporary installation by Seattle sound artist </span>Trimpin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that will be <a href="http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/summer" target="_blank">unveiled Saturday</a>.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17111 at http://kplu.org Seattle Sound Artist Trimpin’s Latest Work To Be Unveiled At Olympic Sculpture Park 'We Don't Know Each Other': Film Explores Tension Between Africans & African Americans http://kplu.org/post/we-dont-know-each-other-film-explores-tension-between-africans-african-americans <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153636053&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:06:33 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16991 at http://kplu.org 'We Don't Know Each Other': Film Explores Tension Between Africans & African Americans Lily Tomlin Finds A Parking Place, And Other Comedic Insights http://kplu.org/post/lily-tomlin-finds-parking-place-and-other-comedic-insights <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153012681&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Lily Tomlin calls for our interview just before lunchtime.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Ed Ronco 16995 at http://kplu.org Lily Tomlin Finds A Parking Place, And Other Comedic Insights 'A Year In Your Ear': NW Record Label Signs 52 Little-Known Artists For 1 Song Each http://kplu.org/post/year-your-ear-nw-record-label-signs-52-little-known-artists-1-song-each <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150823876&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Northwest record label has made it a little easier for musicians to launch their careers.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.londontonemusic.com" target="_blank">London Tone</a>&nbsp;has signed contracts with 52 mostly unknown artists for just one song, and allowed them record the single at the famed <a href="http://www.londonbridgestudio.com" target="_blank">London Bridge Studios</a> in Shoreline.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 16782 at http://kplu.org 'A Year In Your Ear': NW Record Label Signs 52 Little-Known Artists For 1 Song Each Director Of 'Lucky Them' Proud To Showcase At SIFF A Film Set And Shot In Seattle http://kplu.org/post/director-lucky-them-proud-showcase-siff-film-set-and-shot-seattle <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150642125&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>This year’s <a href="http://www.siff.net/" target="_blank">Seattle International Film Festival</a> features a movie set and shot in Seattle by a Seattle filmmaker.&nbsp;</p><p>Director Megan Griffiths' film “Lucky Them” kicks off the Renton portion of SIFF Thursday night.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick 16749 at http://kplu.org Director Of 'Lucky Them' Proud To Showcase At SIFF A Film Set And Shot In Seattle 'What Does It Mean To Be American Indian?' Asks Photographer Matika Wilbur http://kplu.org/post/what-does-it-mean-be-american-indian-asks-photographer-matika-wilbur <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149848810&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Can you name and count the Native American tribes in our state? Photographer Matika&nbsp;Wilbur thinks everyone should be able to. She has set out to visit and photograph each of the 566 federally-recognized tribes in the U.S.&nbsp;</p><p>Wilbur is on a mission: "Changing the way we see Native America. That is the goal."</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 17:09:30 +0000 Rae Ellen Bichell 16453 at http://kplu.org 'What Does It Mean To Be American Indian?' Asks Photographer Matika Wilbur 'Vagina Monologues' Inspires South Asian Women In Seattle To Perform Their Own http://kplu.org/post/vagina-monologues-inspires-south-asian-women-seattle-perform-their-own <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146216143&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>In 1996, playwright Eve Ensler reclaimed a word that had mostly been relegated to medical textbooks and grade-school jokes. In her piece, “The Vagina Monologues,” she adapted interviews with women about their sexuality and turned them into performance art. The play has inspired women around the world to talk more openly about their bodies.</p><p>Here in Seattle, it inspired some South Asian women to reclaim the word “yoni.” That’s the Hindi word for vagina.</p><p>Instead of performing Ensler’s piece, these women write and perform their own stories. And there’s much to explore. They come from a society that’s grabbed unwelcome headlines in recent years for brutal violence against women. Even here in Seattle, South Asian women say they battle repressive attitudes within the expatriate community.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:26:03 +0000 Ashley Gross 16240 at http://kplu.org 'Vagina Monologues' Inspires South Asian Women In Seattle To Perform Their Own Esperanto Speakers To Gather On Whidbey Island, Celebrate Language's Arts Scene http://kplu.org/post/esperanto-speakers-gather-whidbey-island-celebrate-languages-arts-scene <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the&nbsp;</span>1800s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Polish doctor wished there was an easy way for his polyglot neighbors — and everyone, really — to communicate. So, he invented a language: Esperanto. About 130 years later, it’s still around, including in the Pacific Northwest.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jennifer&nbsp;</span>Bondelid&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">started learning the language when she was 11 years old.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, she’s hosting&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kotofesto.org/home/" target="_blank">workshops</a>&nbsp;on&nbsp;</span>Whidbey<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Island to promote theater and film in the language. Saturday night, she and 10 cast members will perform a play called “Connected” for those attending the&nbsp;</span>34<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;<a href="https://sites.google.com/site/noreklangley2014/" target="_blank">regional conference</a>. I had to ask: Why?</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:45:41 +0000 Rae Ellen Bichell 16103 at http://kplu.org Esperanto Speakers To Gather On Whidbey Island, Celebrate Language's Arts Scene Seattle's Deaf Community Hoping To Build Understanding Through Film Festival http://kplu.org/post/seattles-deaf-community-hoping-build-understanding-through-film-festival <div>People who are deaf or have hearing loss often find themselves misunderstood, says Patty Liang.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It happened to her once on a plane. A representative from the airline labeled her as disabled, which resulted in someone meeting her at the gate with a wheelchair.</span></div><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:28:55 +0000 Ed Ronco 15669 at http://kplu.org Seattle's Deaf Community Hoping To Build Understanding Through Film Festival Ahead Of Sounders-Timbers Match, Seattle Librarians To Take On Portland's Book Nerds http://kplu.org/post/ahead-sounders-timbers-match-seattle-librarians-take-portlands-book-nerds <p>Bragging rights on the soccer pitch aren't the only thing at stake in this weekend's Sounders match against the Portland Timbers;&nbsp;major nerd points are on the line, too.</p><p>The staff at Seattle Public Library <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151988321606339&amp;set=a.381987691338.168821.7511741338&amp;type=1&amp;stream_ref=10" target="_blank">has challenged</a>&nbsp;their Portland-area "rival," the Multnomah County Library, to a Twitter battle of book recommendations ahead of Saturday's faceoff.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kyle Stokes 15584 at http://kplu.org Ahead Of Sounders-Timbers Match, Seattle Librarians To Take On Portland's Book Nerds How Seattle Teens Can Get Into Plays, Museums And Arts Shows For Just $5 http://kplu.org/post/how-seattle-teens-can-get-plays-museums-and-arts-shows-just-5 <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140775253&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:53:25 +0000 Kyle Stokes 15161 at http://kplu.org How Seattle Teens Can Get Into Plays, Museums And Arts Shows For Just $5 Denver Museum Pays Off Super Bowl Art Wager To Seattle Art Museum http://kplu.org/post/denver-museum-pays-super-bowl-art-wager-seattle-art-museum <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The Denver Art Museum has made good on its Super Bowl bet and delivered the Frederic Remington "Broncho Buster" sculpture to the Seattle Art Museum for a three-month exhibit.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:53:50 +0000 The Associated Press 14762 at http://kplu.org Denver Museum Pays Off Super Bowl Art Wager To Seattle Art Museum Meet The City Of Seattle's New Director Of Film And Music http://kplu.org/post/meet-city-seattles-new-director-film-and-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Imagine getting a job — but in doing so, replacing a friend whose firing prompted more than</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;1,200 people to sign</span><a href="http://www.change.org/petitions/ed-murray-re-appoint-james-keblas-as-director-of-the-city-of-seattle-office-of-film-and-music?recruiter=18650264&amp;utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_source=share_petition" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> a petition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;calling for his return.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 14574 at http://kplu.org Meet The City Of Seattle's New Director Of Film And Music Seattle Artist Turning Centuries-Old Pieces Of Wood Into One-Of-A-Kind Sculptures http://kplu.org/post/seattle-artist-turning-centuries-old-pieces-wood-one-kind-sculptures <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Where does the creativity come from that fuels a work of art?</span></p><p>For Seattle woodcarver Daniel Webb, it comes from the dialogue he has with centuries-old wood as he carves into them.</p><p>Webb uses mostly reclaimed wood, much of it more than 200 years old. His first solo exhibition opens today at Bellevue Arts Museum, where you can see how he transforms discarded stumps and I-beams into objects as delicate as a shimmering balloon, a wispy dandelion or child’s pillow.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 14518 at http://kplu.org Seattle Artist Turning Centuries-Old Pieces Of Wood Into One-Of-A-Kind Sculptures