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I Am Seattle Center-Jack Matsui

JACK MATSUI was born and raised in California. When he was 18, he was interned with his family in Arkansas. To leave the camp, he got a job making ammunition boxes. After the war, he got a job in Chicago operating a punch press. He was then drafted and passed his physical, but they marked […]

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Vote for International Fountain!

Cast your vote for International Fountain & Help Us WIN! Seattle Center has been nominated in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest in the category of Best Splash Pad. But we need your help to make the 10Best. You have 4 weeks to vote at: www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-splash-pad A person can vote once a day for […]

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Festal: Asian-Pacific Island Celebration, May 7

Seattle Center Festál: Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration, 11:45am – 5pm, Sunday, May 7, in Seattle Center Armory, features live performances, martial arts, lei making, crafts and children’s activities in celebration of the diversity of Asian-Pacific Islander communities in the region. Festival highlights include a performance by The Filharmonic, an a capella singing sensation from […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Amy Simons

AMY SIMONS has been a Resident at Pottery Northwest since May 2015.  Pottery Northwest is one of the largest and most nationally celebrated educational clay institutions on the West Coast and is a hub for the ceramics community across the Northwest. “It’s the tactile quality of it, and actually mark-making with your hands, in a […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Mana and Mana

MANA LEE and MANA CRAWFORDS are members of the Technical Facility Maintenance crew.  They have cleaned together at Seattle Center, where they met, for the past nine years. MANA L: “We have fun. We do the job, and we have fun. It’s diversity. It doesn’t matter who you are, we bring different countries all together. […]

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I Am Seattle Center – Dex Rothchild

DEXTER ROTHCHILD, caricaturist and owner of Over The Line Art. You can find Dex in Seattle Center Armory most weekends and during major events, including Whirligig!, drawing passers-by with humor and flair. “I’ve been doing caricatures for 15 years. I started in the summer of 2001, and I drew at a theme park in Ohio. I stayed […]

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April = Play Month at Seattle Center

April is play month at Seattle Center with a fun and lively line-up of child-friendly activities to take families through the traditional spring break period and beyond. While the campus is abuzz with youthful goings-on at destinations like Artists at Play, KeyArena (WE Day, April 21), Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), Pacific Science Center (Terracotta […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Clarissa Addington

CLARISSA ADDINGTON, Student at Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) Clarissa came to AIE after graduating from University of Oregon with a degree in fine art. She is in her second and final year at AIE and looking for a job in animation or advertising after she graduates in the spring. “Right now, we’re working on […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Andy Bell

ANDY BELL, Teacher at The Center School speaks about the high school’s art focus, and the challenges one faces when designing an arts-based curriculum.  Mr. Bell is a student favorite, and has championed their cause since the beginning. “The design team, the people who were originally thinking about having a school here, envisioned students coming […]

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Whirligig!, March 29-April 16

Step inside Seattle Center Armory, transformed into a lively, colorful hub of child-sized entertainment called Seattle Center Whirligig!, and you’ll find a variety of inflatable rides, balloon artists, face painters and caricaturists. Throw in an assortment of Student Showcases and fresh, delicious, local foods from Armory eateries, and you’ll have the perfect formula for free […]

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