Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The James & Janie Washington Foundation has created a walking/driving tour of Public Sculpture by James Washington. The map covers the Central District in Seattle.
Friday, May 15, 2009
On Wednesday, May 20, 7:30 to 9:00 PM, at The Valley School, 309 31st Ave. East, the life and art of local artist James B. Washington, Jr. will be the subject of an evening of music and conversation. Tim Detweiler, Director of the James and Janie B. Washington Foundation, will show examples of Washington’s work and discuss his life and activism in our community.
Seattle jazz saxophonist and composer Steve Griggs will perform original compositions including two of Washington’s poems he has set to music for the occasion. Griggs writes for and performs with Milo Petersen’s Jazz Disciples.
The public is invited to join the Greater Madison Valley Community at our evening event. For information about CCC@MLK, please see the website: mlkcommunitycenter.org.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Henry Louis Freund
1905 – 1999
James Washington met Henry Freund in 1943 at Camp Robinson in Little Rock, Arkansas. They became good friends and exhibited in two art shows together at the base.
Freund was drafted into WWII and served as a conscientious objector. He spent his time in the Army painting murals to help illiterate troops understand what they would experience in basic training.
During the WPA, Freund painted murals in Post Offices in Florida, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Missouri. He also traveled through the Ozark Mountains capturing the vanishing culture of the rural areas. He was famous for his American Genre paintings.
Friday, May 1, 2009
currently uses the gourd as her primary sculptural
medium. She has recently finished an
California State University at Long Beach and a
Bachelors Degree (BS) in Biology from the University of
California at Irvine.
Her work in the local arts community includes
being curator at Festival Sundiata Art Exhibits and serving as an On Site Evaluator for 4Culture. She was the curator for the Art Gallery at South Seattle Community College for four years.
Romson Bustillo returns to the foundation after nearly a year of travel in Central American and Spain. He will be working with the Foundation staff to develop a Youth Workshop in printmaking and Social Awareness.
Romson Regarde Bustillo was born on the island of Mindanao in Cagayan de Oro City, the Philippines. He moved to the US when he was a young boy. He grew up in Columbia City in the south part of Seattle.
His work is represented in private and public collections nationally and internationally, including ArtCol Trust, the Washington State Art Commission, and the Wing Luke Asian Museum. He has been an artist in residence and instructor for Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, the Seattle Art Museum, and an NEA supported Artist in Residence for the Tacoma Art Museum.