Jack Straw Cultural Center and Northwest Heritage Resources are pleased to present

Extraordinary Ordinary People:
American Masters of Traditional Arts

Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

September 11 - November 30, 2015

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 11-4
Also open during evening events at Jack Straw
Closed 11/11 for Veteran's Day and 11/26 and 27 for Thanksgiving

Admission to the exhibit, opening and demonstrations is FREE.
Suggested $10 donation for performances.

In every community, individuals with excellence and authenticity contribute to the rich artistic and cultural legacies of the United States. Extraordinary Ordinary People recognizes the best of these traditional artists - recipients of the NEA's National Heritage Fellowship - through photographs, art objects, videos and interactive media.

Traditional artist performances & humanities programs at Jack Straw:
Fridays from 7:30 - 9:30pm

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Limited seating, please call (206) 634-0919 or email to reserve a seat.)

September 25th: Sin Fronteras, nueva cancion music of Latin America
October 2nd at Brechemin Auditorium, School of Music, University of Washington, 7pm:
Wilho Saari, Finnish kantele player and National Heritage Fellowship winner performs with the Seattle Finnish Choir
October 9th
: Debi Prasad Chatterjee, sitar, Hindustani classical music
October 30: Cowboys and Indians: Not the Hollywood Version, humanities program with Yakama elder Virginia Beavert and cowboy poet Sharon Glenn
November 13th
: “I Done What I Could: Occupational Folk Poetry from the Pacific Northwest,” humanities program presented by folklorist Jens Lund
November 20th
: Hale Bill & the Bopps, Scandinavian traditional music

Traditional artist demonstrations at Jack Straw:

September 12th: Elizabeth Leese, Norwegian American rosemaling
September 26th: Saalmathlat Ethel Hillaire-Warbus, Pacific NW Native American (Lummi) basket & hat-making
October 3rd
: Wilho Saari, Finnish-American kantele playing
October 31st: Yoshiyasu Fujii, Japanese American calligraphy
November 14th, 11am-2:30pm
: Etienne Cakpo and Yaw Amponsah, West African drumming
[Ukrainian American wheat weaving with Oleksandra Pryveda, originally scheduled for this date, was canceled]

Funded in part by: