October 23, 2014

Seattle Pacific University Hosts Discussion On ‘Race In America’

Kirby Lindsay

On Tuesday, October 28th, at 7p, Seattle Pacific University (SPU) invites everyone to participate in a community discussion about race relations in our country, called ‘Race In America After Ferguson.’  At Upper Gwinn Commons, SPU faculty will offer a historical and theological context to recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, facilitate an open conversation and provide breakout sessions on a variety of topics.

The recent events in Ferguson have exposed divisions and injustices across our country, and through this we are presented with opportunities to more fully participate in God’s work of reconciliation.  Facilitated by W. Tali Hairston, Director of the John Perkins Center, the evening includes a panel containing Brian Bantum, David Nienhuis, Jorge Preciado, and Kimberly Segall.

This free discussion will give attendees a chance to learn and grow in a caring community.  Find out more information on the SPU website.


October 22, 2014

Bike Riding Film Screening At Hub And Bespoke On Oct 27th

Kirby Lindsay

Hub&BespokeOct14_premium-rush-malaysian-posterWatch the action packed film, Premium Rush, about a bike messenger trying to elude a crooked, murderous cop, at Fremont’s fine cyclists’ boutique Hub And Bespoke on Monday, October 27th starting at 6:30p.

The 2012 film, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon, features messengers dodging New York City traffic on bikes, without brakes.  Sounds terrifying – and perfect for a Halloween movie night.

Enjoy the movie with other cyclists.  Bring your own munchies, or dinner, for during the movie.  For more information, visit the Hub And Bespoke blog.


October 21, 2014

Reschedule (Again!) For Closures On Stone Way At N 34th St

Kirby Lindsay

Seattle Public Utilities has sent out another notice reporting another delay in the schedule of traffic closures on Stone Way between North 34th & 35th Streets.

Due to rainy weather forecasts, the construction team doing the work on a drainage system related to the rebuild of the North Seattle Transfer Station, has delayed work on Stone Way.

The current schedule is now:

  • Week of October 27th – 24 hour closure of Stone Way between N 34th & N 35th St for daytime excavation work.  Closure is expected to last up to five days.
  • Week of November 3rd – Daytime closure of city sidewalk in front of the Brooks Building (Stone34) for drainage system installation
  • Weeks of November 10th & 17th – Partial daytime closure of N 34th St
  • Week of November 17th – restoration of sidewalk in front of Brooks Building

For more information on the on-going rebuild of the North Seattle Transfer Station, visit the website.  For answer to questions, contact the Project Team at 206/819-5948 or SPU_NTS@seattle.gov

Help Clean Up The Troll, On Oct 26th, For His Big Day!

Kirby Lindsay
After a summer of visitors, the Fremont Troll needs a bath - can you help?  Photo by K. Lindsay, Jun '12

After a summer of visitors, the Fremont Troll needs a bath – can you help? Photo by K. Lindsay, Jun ’12

On Sunday, October 26th, starting at Noon, volunteers are needed to help clean the Fremont Troll statue in preparation for his 24th birthday on Friday, Oct 31st.

The old boy needs a spruce up, with volunteers needed to move dirt, sweep, scrub and generally tidy up the area from a busy summer of visitors.  Wear work clothes, and bring gloves.  If you can bring snacks for yourself and other volunteers, that would be great too!

All year ‘round, the Fremont Troll endures visitors that come from all over the world just to see him.  This is the time of the year where he gets some tender lovin’ care, as a birthday gift from the community that adores him.  Turn out to meet other fans of the Troll, and give the Chief Curmudgeon at the Center of the Universe a little of your spit-n-polish.


October 20, 2014

City Seeks Artists for Solar Artwork Installations

Kirby Lindsay
Sonic Bloom, an art piece incorporating renewable energy, created by Don Corson and installed at the Pacific Science Center.  Photo provided by the O.A.&C.

Sonic Bloom, an art piece incorporating renewable energy, created by Don Corson and installed at the Pacific Science Center. Photo provided by the O.A.&C.

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle City Light and its Renewable Energy Program, currently is seeking three artists (or artist teams) for two separate art installations incorporating solar power.  The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 5th at 11p.

The two projects are:

  • The Capitol Hill Gateway Kiosk – one artist (or artist team) is needed to develop an art piece that demonstrates or uses renewable energy sources, and functions as a gateway/informational kiosk.
  • Neighborhood Solar Installations – two artists (or artist teams) are sought to develop artworks that demonstrate or use renewable energy sources.  The finished art pieces will be placed on currently unidentified city-owned properties in neighborhoods in Seattle.

The same artists can apply for both projects, and the final selections will be based on commissioned proposals.  Nine finalists will each receive $1,500 to develop a project proposal.  Three artists will receive a project budget of $70,000 for design development, production, taxes, materials (including photovoltaics,) permits, fabrication, installation, travel, and artist fees.  This call to artists is open only to artists living in Washington State.

Find more information, and the application, on-line at CaFE, or through Public Art Project Manager Kelly Pajek at 206/684-7311 or Kelly.pajek@seattle.gov


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