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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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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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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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I Am Seattle Center-Aubrie Kralis

AUBRIE KRALIS, a senior at The Center School, located in Seattle Center Armory, also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator and Steering Committee Co-Chair for The Vera Project.  As she enthusiastically talks about the vibe inside Vera during a rock show, one can’t help but know that the future is in bright, capable hands. “In my position, […]

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I AM Seattle Center-Roy Berris

ROY BERRIS, Senior Crew Chief, KeyArena at Seattle Center. Roy has been working at the Seattle Center for twenty years. He leads the team that changes the floor at KeyArena, transforming it for a variety of events, from ice rinks to basketball courts, and many a rock concert in between. “I am from the Phillipines. […]

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I Am Seattle Center – Gina Owens

“One thing I’ve tried to focus on is that we need to not just reach out to Seattle citizens, but region-wide too. I live in the south end, so we don’t get a lot of information down there about what’s going on around Seattle Center. And I think it’s really important to let the entire […]

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I Am Seattle Center – Rebecca Davis

“Maybe it’s just an artist thing in general… people get all navel gazey. That’s the danger with original or creative work, which I love, when it’s creative and original. But sometimes it’s like ‘and then my cat went out, and it never came back,’ pause, pause, light change. I need more depth, I think, than […]

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