South Lake Union
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April 14 Events

April 13-28, South Lake Union

OUR HEARTS LIVE HERE- Mr. Rogers Sweater Challenge

At KCTS 9, we believe that our COMMUNITY is our greatest strength in times of adversity. The novel coronavirus has significantly changed the ways we interact with our family, friends and neighbors. In an effort to spread some joy during the difficult moment we’re all living in, we launched the OUR HEARTS LIVE HERE initiative.

In March we asked you, our community, to decorate your homes in order to spread some joy during this difficult time and you delivered! We received so many amazing submissions that it was hard to choose just a few to feature…so we chose a bunch! You can also check out some of our favorites, which are also currently airing on KCTS 9.

For our next challenge, we want to see you, your kids, your pets or even your plants in your best “Mr. Rogers sweater”. Break out your cardigans and show us and your neighbors that we’re all in this together!

Post your sweaters by using #OurHeartsLiveHere and tagging @KCTS9. Make sure to nominate your friends on social media to participate! We’ll select some of our favorite submissions to be featured in segments that will air on KCTS 9 and shared out with our social media channels.

Finally, please share this with your family, friends and neighbors! The more people who participate the more we show we’re all in this together.

Here’s how to participate:

To be officially considered, fill out this form and include your name, e-mail and photo of your sweater(s)! Use the hashtag #OurHeartsLiveHere to share your work with the community. Include the KCTS 9 flyer with your photo. Don’t have a printer at home? No problem. Just hand-write a sign that says “We’re participating in #OurHeartsLiveHere with KCTS 9!” Feel free to use the hashtag #OurHeartsLiveHere for social media submissions instead of a sign. Follow all social distancing guidelines and stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who doesn’t live in your residence.

Our favorite submissions will be featured in spots aired on KCTS 9.

Thank you and good luck!  The KCTS 9 Team

April 14, 7:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

Learning from Earth Day 50 Years Later with Derek Hoshiko

Please note: The 2020 Denny Lecture: Learning from Earth Day 50 Years Later with Derek Hoshiko will now take place online at 7 pm on April 14 as a free webinar.

With record breaking temperatures, rising sea levels, and melting ice caps, the 1970 call for an Earth Day of environmental action has never been more relevant. From science to policy to activism, how has our state grappled with these issues over the past 50 years and what do we do next?

Join local climate activist and community organizer Derek Hoshiko to explore what we can learn from the history of environmentalism, and how we can face the present climate crisis.

During this lecture turned webinar, we’ll explore movement moments from the first Earth Day in 1970 to the WTO “Battle in Seattle” in 1999, from Occupy Wall Street to the Thin Green Line, and from the youth #ClimateStrike and #FridaysForFuture to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn about local climate activist and community organizer Derek Hoshiko’s personal journey as we honor the work of activists marked by 50 years of Earth Day celebrations and days of action, while acknowledging where we have failed.

How to Register: Participation is open to the first 500 registrants. Click the link below and provide your name, email address, and zip code. Detailed information on how to participate will be provided on the day of the webinar.  Register here.

March 18 - April 28, Winston Wachter

MATT GAGNON: MATERIAL MEMORIES

Winston Wächter Fine art is excited to announce our first solo exhibition with artist, architect and designer Matt Gagnon. Gagnon’s Light Stack sculptures are an ongoing exploration of the artist’s fascination with the transformative quality of light, and how materials and surroundings impacts theses changes. His totemic works incorporate oak, pine, concrete, brass, polished aluminum and painted MDF. Each layered piece offers an interaction with the central lighting source, “holding” and defining the light in a unique way. 

Gagnon believes that everyone approaches a material with their own associations and biases. He suggests that individual combinations and proportions of color and material contain traces or allusions to spaces or memories. The assembled whole is fragmented and ever-changing, and our thoughts and memories are colored by the physical context in which we live.

Gagnon studied architecture at Cornell University before joining the studios of Gaetano Pesce and Frank Gehry. He has taught design at Otis College of Art, Parsons School of Constructed Environments and has been invited to speak at Savannah College of Art and Design, Woodbury School of Architecture, City College of New York and University of Central Oklahoma. He has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Metropolis, Surface, Interior Design and Dwell. Additionally, Gagnon has been commissioned by Peter Marino (for Chanel and Louis Vuitton), MTV, The Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton hotel groups, Google and NASA’s Deep Space Network facility in Pasadena, CA.

April 14, 7:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

Learning from Earth Day 50 Years Later with Derek Hoshiko

With record breaking temperatures, rising sea levels, and melting ice caps, the 1970 call for an Earth Day of environmental action has never been more relevant.

From science to policy to activism, how has our state grappled with these issues over the past 50 years and what do we do next?

Join local climate activist and community organizer Derek Hoshiko to explore what we can learn from the history of environmentalism, and how we can face the present climate crisis.

For disability accommodations, please contact programs@mohai.org two weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: $10 for MOHAI members / $15 general public

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