Jack Straw Productions

4261 Roosevelt Way North East
206-634-0919

About Jack Straw Cultural Center
Jack Straw Cultural Center is the Northwest's only non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center. A community-based resource since 1962, we provide a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound. Jack Straw focuses on annual artist residencies through our Artist Support Program, our Writers Program, and our Gallery Residency Program; art and technology education for all ages; arts heritage partnerships; and radio production. Our full-service recording studio is also available for a range of arts projects.

Mission
Jack Straw Cultural Center exists to foster the communication of arts, ideas, and information to diverse audiences through audio media. We provide creation and production opportunities in audio media, including radio, theater, film, video, music, and literature.
Dedicated to the production and presentation of all forms of audio art, Jack Straw 1) produces high quality, innovative audio presentations; 2) commissions independent artists of all disciplines to create sound and audio productions; 3) provides arts and technology education programs for youth and adults; 4) collaborates with arts and heritage organizations to integrate sound and music into their programs; and 5) presents audio productions through events, exhibits, radio, film and the internet.

History
The Jack Straw Foundation was founded in 1962 by a group of educators, artists, and journalists with the goal of starting KRAB-FM, one of the first non-commercial radio stations in the country. The station's main purpose was to be a forum for the discussion and presentation of science, arts and public affairs programs. KRAB was formed at a time of progressing technology, when relatively few FM receivers existed and community radio was unheard of. The first day KRAB was on the air, its transmitter blew up and was rebuilt. Broadcasting from locales ranging from an old donut shop to an abandoned firehouse, KRAB struggled and thrived for twenty-two years. Its signature was unique and audacious programming. The Jack Straw Foundation also started KBOO in Portland, Oregon and KSER-FM in Lynnwood, Washington and assisted in the development of KDNA in Granger, Washington.

When KRAB's frequency was sold in 1984, the Foundation continued to produce and present innovative and neglected sonic arts. In 1989 Jack Straw moved into its current facility on Roosevelt Way.

The Jack Straw Foundation was named after a leader of the English Peasant Revolt of 1381. These insurgent peasants traveled throughout southern England, gathering followers, opening prisons, killing lawyers and telling stories


Upcoming Events at Jack Straw Productions

Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Monday, Oct 14, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jack Straw New Media Gallery
Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jack Straw New Media Gallery
Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jack Straw New Media Gallery
Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jack Straw New Media Gallery
Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Monday, Oct 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Monday, Nov 11, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jack Straw New Media Gallery
Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Friday, Nov 29, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Monday, Dec 2, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Monday, Dec 9, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jack Straw New Media Gallery
Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Exhibition - Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Seattle, WA
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Recent News

Applications for 2020 Jack Straw Residency Programs Now Available

THE JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in…

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Exhibition - Intrigue: 8 at Jack Straw New Media Gallery

A multimedia exhibition by Amber Flame ::intrigue:: 8 is a multimedia exhibition exploring the symbiotic relationship between poetry and music. Given allowance to play with the words and structure of poems from local and nationally recognized…

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Erin Elyse Burns - To Take the Shape of the Container at Jack Straw New Media Gallery

To Take the Shape of the Container is a multimedia exhibition that interweaves experiences of contemplative practice with loss and persistent mental imagery. From visions of death, to repetitive acts of quietude – visual dichotomies structure…

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Training Opportunities this Winter and Spring!

Hello, friends of Jack Straw! As you probably know, our passion is keeping art, culture, and heritage vital through sound; we provide people of all ages with the tools and encouragement needed to express their art and ideas through audio through our…

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Call for Scores for a Piano Dropped from a Helicopter

Call for Scores Create new music for a piano dropped from a helicopter! 50 years ago the Jack Straw Foundation, in the form of KRAB radio, dropped an upright piano from a helicopter near Duvall, Washington. To commemorate this event, Jack…

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Celebrating 25 Years of Jack Straw Artists

Help us celebrate the completion of the 25th year of our artist residency programs with three special artist events:Fall Artist Showcase: 25 Years of Jack Straw ArtistsSunday, November 11th, 2-8pmJack Straw Cultural CenterA day of music of all…

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Support and Celebrate Jack Straw's Artist Residency Programs

"Jack Straw is committed to empowering artists and community members with the tools to tell and interpret their own stories in personally meaningful and artful ways."-Shin Yu Pai, 2015 Artist Support Program and 2016 Writers Program Please help…

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Give to Support the Next 25 Years of our Artist Residency Programs

"Jack Straw is committed to empowering artists and community members with the tools to tell and interpret their own stories in personally meaningful and artful ways."-Shin Yu Pai, 2015 Artist Support Program and 2016 Writers ProgramPlease help these…

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Applications for 2019 Jack Straw Residency Programs Now Available

The Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in…

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Office Space Available at Jack Straw Cultural Center

We wanted to let you know that there are currently two (very affordable) office spaces available for rent in our beautiful University District building, presenting the chance to join folks like Early Music Seattle, Floating Bridge Press, and others…

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Announcing the 2018 Artist Support Program

Jack Straw Cultural Center is proud to announce the artists who have received awards in our 2018 Artist Support Program. Twenty artists/artist teams were selected by our panel to complete projects in our studios. Congratulations to all of the…

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Jack Straw Cultural Center - Youth Opportunities

Write Out of This World Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story ContestSubmission deadline: January 31st Jack Straw and MoPop are pleased to present the sixth year of their Write Out of This World contest. Winners in three grade levels are…

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Jack Straw Cultural Center Newsletter - October 2017

Artist of the Week:Every couple weeks we highlight a different artist from our many artist programs via our Artist of the Week Podcast. The current installment is the New Media Gallery interview podcast with Roger Feldman and Jeff Roberts about…

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Applications For 2018 Jack Straw Residency Programs Now Available

THE JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in…

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Exhibition - Mikawa

MikawaA sound and sculpture installation by Garrett Fisher and Tori EllisonInspired by the haunting world of the ancient Japanese epic Tales of Ise, and the riverbank where a poet meditates on his lost love, Mikawa combines fiberoptic sculpture,…

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Exhibition : Forgetting Of Being At Jack Straw New Media Gallery

A Sound and Visual Installation by Rachel Green and Daniel SaloForgetting of Being is a visual and responsive sound installation conceived by collaborators Rachel Green and Daniel Salo as part of their Jack Straw New Media Gallery Residency. The…

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The 2017 Jack Straw Writers Program Curator is Jourdan Keith!

The 2017 Jack Straw Writers Program Curator is Jourdan Keith! We are delighted to announce that longtime friend of Jack Straw (and 2006 Jack Straw Writer) Jourdan Keith will curate the 2017 Jack Straw Writers Program. We very much look forward to…

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Applications for 2017 Jack Straw Residency Programs Now Available

THE JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in…

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Give Big - Donate to Jack Straw

This Tuesday The Seattle Foundation is presenting an opportunity to amplify the impact of your gift to us.GiveBIG is a community-wide giving challenge created by The Seattle Foundation that will increase the size of your donation in support of Jack…

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Announcing the Jack Straw Young Writers Program Apply Today!

Jack Straw Cultural Center is currently accepting applications from Seattle high school students for a new pilot program: The Jack Straw Young Writers Program. The Young Writers Program will introduce high school writers to the medium of recorded…

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power2give

Donate now to help overhaul our aging HVAC system!  Jack Straw is proud to be part of the funding platform power2give, powered by ArtsFund. power2give, celebrating its second anniversary in the Puget Sound this month, connects you to specific arts…

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Jack Straw Cultural Center Giving Tuesday: December 1, 2015

Whether or not you took part in the deals on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, we hope you will take a moment today to support the vital arts and education work of Jack Straw and our partner artists and organizations.Give Now! Jack Straw is raising…

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Jack Straw Productions News - Extraordinary Ordinary People

American Masters of Traditional ArtsJack Straw Cultural Center4261 Roosevelt Way NESeattle, WA 98105Closes Monday, November 30, 2015Gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-5pmSaturday, 11am-4pmClosed 11/26 and 27 for Thanksgiving In every community,…

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Jack Straw Productions News - October 14, 2015

Artist of the WeekEvery two weeks we highlight a different artist from our many artist programs via our Artist of the Week Podcast. The current installment is from Martin Koenig's newly-released collection Playing 'Til Your Soul Comes Out: Music of…

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Applications For 2016 Jack Straw Residency Programs Now Available

THE JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in…

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Jack Straw Productions News - July 29, 2015

Artist of the Week Every two weeks we highlight a different artist from our many artist programs via our Artist of the Week Podcast. The current installment is a story from Pauline Hillaire, produced through Greg Fields's 2010 Artist Support…

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Exhibition - Ugly Me

Ugly MeUGLY ME is a multi-media sound installation that explores the interplay between appearance and self-worth through fashion photography, distorted selfies, and spoken prose. Twelve original works read by the author play as a backdrop to a…

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Jack Straw Productions News - June 9, 2015

Artist of the Week Every two weeks we highlight a different artist from our many artist programs via our Artist of the Week Podcast. The current installment from Emily Doolittle's new CD, all spring. Hear this piece and much more by subscribing…

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Time's Running Out to Help us Bring Stories of the Visually Impaired to the Public!

We've passed the halfway mark, but our power2give campaign ends on Friday, May 29th, which means we haveten days left to raise the remaining funds. Please help us by contributing any amount today! All contributions are matched 100%. With this…

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Jack Straw Productions News - April 8, 2015

Jack Straw Writers EventJeannine Hall Gailey: The Robot Scientist's Daughter Book Release Reading and Reception with Kelli Russell AgodonMC: Evan J. Peterson Thursday, April 16, 7pmJack Straw Cultural Center4261 Roosevelt Way NESeattle, WA 98105…

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Jack Straw Productions News - March 5, 2015

Jack Straw Cultural Center Announces 2015 Artist Support ProgramJack Straw Cultural Center is proud to announce the artists who have received awards in our 2015 Artist Support Program. Our panel selected 20 artists/artist teams to complete projects…

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Jack Straw Productions News - February 11, 2015

New Media GallerySix Sounds - New sound art from Cornish College of the Arts StudentsFebruary 13-27, 2015Opening reception: Friday, February 13, 7pmJack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle Gallery hours: Monday-Friday,…

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Jack Straw Productions News - January 9, 2015

Artist of the WeekEvery two weeks we highlight a different artist from our many artist programs via our Artist of the Week Podcast. The current installment is from Mark Roberts & Dan Compton. Hear this piece and much more by subscribing to the…

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Jack Straw Productions News - December 10, 2014

Artist of the WeekEvery two weeks we highlight a different artist from our many artist programs via our Artist of the Week Podcast. The current installment is from Michael Jinsoo Lim, Cuong Vu, and Melia Watras. Hear this piece and much more by…

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Jack Straw New Media Gallery Presents Lean-Out, Lean-To By Zackbent

Lean-out, Lean-to was triggered by an encounter with an inventive truck canopy turned shed in a quiet neighborhood in Spokane. The multi-media installation revolves around a sculptural interpretation of that make-shift shed as a monolithic chamber…

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Help Support the Jack Straw Writers Program!

Off the Page: The 2015 Writers Program   Donate now to support the 19th year of our Writers Program!   Jack Straw is proud to be part of the funding platformpower2give, powered by ArtsFund. power2give, celebrating its first anniversary in the…

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Office Space Available at Jack Straw Cultural Center

We wanted to let you know that there are currently two (very affordable) office spaces available for rent in our beautiful University District building, presenting the chance to join the likes of Raven Chronicles, Floating Bridge Press, Pixelkin,…

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Jack Straw Productions News - September 19, 2014

New Media Gallery(The) Nature (of) SoundA sound and video installation by S. Eric Scribner August 22 - October 24, 2014 Jack Straw New Media Gallery 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle In (The) Nature (of) Sound, sounds and visuals are abstracted from…

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Applications For 2015 Jack Straw Residency Programs Now Available

THE JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in…

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Jack Straw Productions News - August 20, 2014

Jack Straw Artist Residencies Applications for 2015 Jack Straw Artist Residencies available now! THE JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of…

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Jack Straw New Media Gallery Presents (The) Nature (of) Sound by S.Eric Scribner

In (The) Nature of (Sound), sounds and visuals are abstracted from nature, and combined with instrumental and other human-made sounds into a seamless environment. Viewers are invited to reflect on what nature is "about," as well as humans'…

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Jack Straw New Media Gallery Presents Thermal Dynamics by Brandon Aleson and Adam Primack

Thermal DynamicsA multi-media installation by Brandon Aleson and Adam PrimackWhat does it mean to eat some thing? What happens in the digestive action when one object is subsumed and incorporated into another? Utilizing interactive sound, realtime…

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Jack Straw Productions News - May 15, 2014

Jack Straw May Reading SeriesCatch our Writers at the NW Folklife Festival, and check our web site for more events this spring and summer:  Saturday, May 24, 7pmNW Folklife Festival: Words and Jazz with Jack Straw Writers Join us in the Cornish…

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Jack Straw Productions News - March 6, 2014

Audio Workshops2014 Winter Audio Workshop SeriesJack Straw Audio Workshops are the perfect opportunity to jump start that recording project you've been thinking about. HOW TO SIGN UP: A nonrefundable deposit of $25 is required to register and hold…

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Jack Straw Productions News - March 5, 2014

Cherie Hughes and Roberto Limón: Pacific Duo August Denhard: The English Cavalier Songs  Jack Straw is pleased to present an intimate evening with Jack Straw resident artists Cherie Hughes & Roberto Limón and August Denhard. The artists will…

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Announcing the 2014 Jack Straw Writers!

2014 Jack Straw Writers Program Curator Felicia Gonzalez has selected the 12 writers who will make up the 2014 Jack Straw Writers Program. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to curate the 2014 Jack Straw Writers Program," said Gonzalez. "The…

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Jack Straw Productions News - January 24, 2014

Jack Straw Writers Announcing the 2014 Jack Straw Writers!2014 Jack Straw Writers Program Curator Felicia Gonzalez has selected the 12 writers who will make up the 2014 Jack Straw Writers Program. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to curate the…

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Jack Straw New Media Gallery Presents Etsuko Ichikawa: Echo at Satsop

A film and sound installation by Etsuko IchikawaThe making of the short film Echo at Satsop began with Etsuko Ichikawa's response to the triple disaster that occurred in her home country of Japan on March 11, 2011. A magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit the…

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Write Out of This World Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Story Contest -deadline 1/31!

Jack Straw Cultural Center is pleased to partner with EMP Museum for the second year in a row to present the fourth annual Write Out of This World Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Story contest. Students in 3rd-12th grades are invited to express their…

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Jack Straw Productions And Washington Composers Forum Present The Composer Spotlight Series: Chris Jeffries and Harold Taw

Chris Jeffries is a composer who has had a prolific and celebrated career in musical theater. Harold Taw is a novelist and newbie to an art form in which characters burst out spontaneously in song. Together, they are collaborating on an original,…

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Jack Straw Productions News - November 19, 2013

Art to ArtMusic by Srivani JadePaintings by Annette SolystDecember 5, 2013 - January 17, 2014Opening reception: Thursday, December 5, 7pm  Jack Straw New Media Gallery 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle Indian raga music has long inspired visual…

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Jack Straw Productions News - November 19, 2013

Artist of the WeekEvery two weeks we highlight a different artist from our many artist programs via our Artist of the Week Podcast. The current installment is an interview with New Media Gallery artist Steve Peters. Hear this piece and much more by…

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Srivani Jade and Annette Solyst: Art to Art

Music by Srivani JadePaintings by Annette SolystIndian raga music has long inspired visual artists. The famous series of 'Ragamala' (garland of ragas) paintings from medieval India (16/17th century) are a classic example. November 15, 2013, Srivani…

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Jack Straw Productions News - October 25, 2013

We're packing a lot of goodness into the next few weeks, starting this weekend with a rare non-business-hours opportunity to visit Steve Peters's New Media Gallery installation. Stop on by this Saturday between 2 and 5 and experience it for yourself…

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The 2014 Jack Straw Writers Program Curator is Felicia Gonzalez!

Jack Straw Productions has selected poet and author Felicia Gonzalez as the Curator for our 2014 Writers Program(applications available now, due November 4th). Felicia Gonzalez was born in Cuba. She believes that language and the act of speaking are…

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Seeing through Sound: A Laptop that Talks

Donate now to help us buy a new accessible laptop for our blind youth program! Jack Straw is proud to be part of the Puget Sound launch of the new funding platform power2give, presented by ArtsFund. power2give.org connects you to specific arts and…

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Jack Straw Productions Composer Spotlight : Beth Fleenor

Silt: Blindfolds, Conduction, and Sonic Meditation A look at focusing agents and artifactsComposed as a conducted arrangement, spontaneously weaving together improvisation and written components, SILT is a meditation that seamlessly grows, climaxes,…

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Exhibition: Lessons from the Ancestors

An installation by Steve Peters This sound installation explores daily life and language in a network of small rural villages in the Magaio region of the Gralheira Mountains in Portugal. Each village has a chapel, a resonant chamber for the soul…

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Descriptive Tours and Concerts at The Olympic Sculpture Park

Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences, Jack Straw Productions, and the Seattle Art Museum will present two descriptive walking tours of the Olympic Sculpture Park, designed to be accessible to both blind and sighted individuals. The tours will bring…

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Lessons from the Ancestors - An installation by Steve Peters

This sound installation explores daily life and language in a network of small rural villages in the Magaio region of the Gralheira Mountains in Portugal. Each village has a chapel, a resonant chamber for the soul of the community, and each chapel…

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Jack Straw Cultural Center Open House

Jack Straw Productions has completed a major accessibility and visibility renovation project, and we're thrilled to open up the studios and public spaces of the newly named Jack Straw Cultural Center to the city in celebration of this milestone.…

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Applications for 2014 Jack Straw Artist Residencies Available Now!

The Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in…

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Elements - An Installation by Robert Blatt

Elements is a sound installation investigating the role of perception, setting and transformation within epistemology. It is an immersive work featuring an architectural environment constructed using an array of loudspeakers suspended from the…

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July 1-5 on KBCS: Denny School Immigration Portraits Radio Series!

Jack Straw Productions and Denny International Middle School Present  Immigration Portraits: Voices from DennyBroadcast on KBCS 91.3 FM July 1-5 Denny International Middle School students and staff come from diverse backgrounds and represent…

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Jack Straw New Media Gallery Presents 'I Love You, But You're Too Loud!'

An installation by meadow starts with pThis marble-machine contraption integrates the percussive sounds of marbles rolling, dropping, skipping, shooting, striking, bouncing, rebounding, rattling, pinging, and knocking into a colorful, canorous…

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Exhibition - Signal to Noise: Imagined Frequencies of Radiophonic Space

An installation by Amber CortesRadio is a forward moving medium that collects, controls, and radiates information. On the FM dial, radio is a highly regulated and monetized space. But on other dials, the all but forgotten AM and shortwave, illegal…

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Jack Straw Productions News - December 17, 2012

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Bill Anschell - This is Not Jazz!

How does a composer whose primary vehicle has been jazz form and harmony deal with the limitless possibilities inside his computer? Thousands of patches, each adjustable in a myriad of ways; no obligation to have a repeating form for solos;…

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The 2013 Jack Straw Writers Program Curator is Stephanie Kallos!

Jack Straw Productions has selected novelist Stephanie Kallos as the Curator for our 2013 Writers Program(applications available now, due November 1st). Stephanie Kallos spent twenty years in the theatre as an actress and teacher before turning her…

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Applications for 2013 Jack Straw Artist Residencies Available Now!

The Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in…

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Jack Straw Productions News - August 16, 2012

As summer moves right along, we're busy as ever. Our artists are working in the studios, our writers are reading around the city, and we're working on all sorts of things behind the scenes.The big news first: 2013 Artist Residency Applications are…

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Jack Straw Productions News - July 2012

Jack Straw Writers ProgramJack Straw Writers at Giant Living RoomThursday, July 19, 7pm doors/8pm startThe Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave. N.Tickets $5 advance/$7-10 at the doorJoin 2012 Jack Straw Writers Kaia Chessen, Sharon Hashimoto, Claudia…

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Jack Straw Productions News - July 2012

Composer SpotlightJack Straw Productions and Washington Composers Forum presentDANIEL BARRYNot Afraid of TriadsWed, July 11, 7:30pmJack Straw Productions4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 98105Daniel Barry discusses his recent experience as a Fulbright…

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