We will have a new display of work from Seattle artist Kate Endle beginning on November 7, 2008. Join us for your first peek during First Friday from 5-9pm.
Her collages and illustrations have made their way into a variety of publications, books and media including The Utne Reader, Sesame Street Workshop, Macy's & Yamaha to name a few. Her work could be seen most recently hanging at Anthropologie in Seattle.
Original work as well as prints will be available for purchase at Home Body, Eco-Luxe Living through December 2008.
Community Youth Services in late September will host a series of youth poetry workshops presented by renowned mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade and his Seattle-based group, the Mosaic Multi-Cultural Foundation. The four-day program, entitled Voices of Youth, Voices of Community, will engage street dependent youth in the creation of an artistic forum for their own expression while developing mentoring relationships within their community. Mosaic seeks to create cross-cultural alliances, mentoring relationships and social connections built upon personal trust and commitment to bridging unhealthy divisions in contemporary communities. Hearing the acute perspectives of youth can significantly change the community’s perception of both local and national issues and inspire continuing conversations across the generation gap. Voices of Youth inspires and empowers local youth, fosters ongoing cross-generational dialogues and leads to the development of unique local forms of mentoring.
"A healthy, many-cultured community is like a MOSAIC in which the overall design reveals the singular beauty of each part,” writes Michael Meade on the foundation’s website. “In that sense, America is not a melting pot that dulls and blurs, but a mosaic, made of numerous distinct pieces, with beautiful, unexpected colors, rough edges and hidden symmetries."
The workshops will culminate in a public performance for the community that will take place on Friday, September 26, 7 pm, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater. It is free and open to the public. To learn more about the event, contact Brian Hatcher at Community Youth Services, (360) 943-0780, ext. 137. For more information on Mosaic, visit www.mosaicvoices.org.
Here's a video of last year's event: