For the past two years, the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs has hosted the Ethnic Arts Connection event at the Seattle Center's Fisher Pavillion. This year, the event will showcase 22 performance groups and 15 visual artists for one day, on Wednesday, March 10, from 10 am to 6 pm. Please stop by sometime during the day for a preview of some of the work I have been producing for the documentary project, "16 Stories from 16 Square Blocks." I will be displaying 40 6x9" black and white portraits, two large prints from the documentary work, and possibly some of the multimedia. It will be a FREE and fun day full of a variety of diverse performing and visual artists from across the Northwest region. I hope to see you there!
Last week I received news that the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs had awarded smART Ventures funding support to the project 16 Stories from 16 Square Blocks. Now supported by King County's 4Culure, and the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority ( SCIDpda) this project is truly a citywide collaborative. 16 Stories from 16 Square Blocks is a unique multimedia documentary project composed of 16 documentary shorts intended to empower the local Chinatown community in sharing the story of their neighborhood, and testify to the neighborhood's historical role as a cultural crossroads.
Look out for updates and blog postings as the project jumps into full production this month.