Saturday, October 6, 2018

Sound in Stone readies for release

Sound in Stone has been recorded, mixed, mastered, and is off to duplication.

This project was commissioned through a CityArtist grant from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

Recording and production made possible through the Artist Residency Programs at Jack Straw Cultural Center.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

November 27 2pm Beacon Hill Library

Come celebrate the November birthday of James Washington with a free performance of Sound in Stone 2pm November 27 at the Beacon Hill Library November.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Performance Scheduled at the Douglass-Truth Library

The first performance of Sound in Stone is scheduled for 2pm Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the Douglass-Truth branch of the Seattle Public Library.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Location for Sound in Stone Premiere

The Northwest Courtyard at Safeco Plaza may be the site of the premiere for Sound in Stone. The location features 4 benches by James Washington and 2 fountains (not working) by George Tsutakawa. I'm working with the property manager to schedule the event.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Woodman Springs

In James Washington's autobiography, he talks about Woodman Springs, outside of Gloster Mississippi. It was a quiet place for the 14-year-old to retreat and meditate. With his feet in the cool water, and the sound of wind in the trees, he realized he had to find answers to life within himself.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Unpublished Autobiography

I visited the James and Janie Washington Foundation yesterday and read a draft of Mr. Washington's autobiography. I learned that Doreen Mitchum and Nancy Rawles helped assemble this 21 chapter memoir. I read about his personal history with racism, relationships with Mark Tobey and Diego Rivera, and artistic process. I look forward to returning weekly to the rich trove of information.