Sunday, February 22, 2015

Black Weirdo Party at the Northwest African American Museum

The Northwest African American Museum hosted a Black Weirdo Party, on February 20, 2015.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the Seattle Public Library

On February 19, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar introduced his new young adult novel, Stealing The Game, and answered questions from a large audience, at the Seattle Central Library. Abdul-Jabbar co-authored the book with Raymond Obstfeld.

 Rick Simonson (Elliott Bay Book Co.) introduces Mr. Abdul-Jabbar

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Pan and 1900 at the Frye Art Museum

Pan: A Graphic Arts Time Capsule of Europe, 1895-1900 and 1900: Adornment for the Home and Body opened today at the Frye Art Museum, in Seattle. Both exhibitions run through May 3, 2015. I attended a media preview for the shows on February 19. Frye director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker described and led a walkthrough of each show. The objects in 1900 are from the collection of Wayne Dodge and Lawrence Kreisman, both of whom contributed remarks at the media preview. Pan features graphic works of the era published in the journal Pan.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

EMP Black History Month Kickoff Event

The Brandkings and the Experience Museum Project (EMP) presented "Through the Eyes of Art," a kickoff event for Black History Month, at EMP, on February 7, 2015. The event included an art show and a program emceed by King County Councilman Bruce Harrell. Derrick Wheeler-Smith presented the keynote address. City of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray also offered remarks. Performers included Josephine Howell, Draze and Talib Kweli.