Jack Straw Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsFund, Humanities Washington, HumanLinks Foundation, Harvest Foundation, School's Out Washington, City of Seattle Department of Information Technology, The Seattle Foundation, The D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust, and individual contributors for their support of our Programs.

Copyright 2014 ~ Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105


Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Thermal Dynamics
A multi-media installation by Brandon Aleson and Adam Primack

June 13 - August 8, 2014

Artist Talk: Friday, August 1, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Brandon. Click here to download the interview.

What does it mean to eat some thing? What happens in the digestive action when one object is subsumed and incorporated into another? Utilizing interactive sound, realtime imaging, and heat, the physicality of hunger and its inverse - to be sated, to become something else through the internal assimilation of an external object - is extrapolated beyond the guttural realm, wrenched out of its gastric cocoon and transposed onto the Jack Straw New Media Gallery by resident artists Brandon Aleson and Adam Primack.

See our New Media Gallery page for more information.



Jack Straw Writers Program

Jack Straw Writers at the University Book Store

Thursday, August 7, 7pm
University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Readings from 2014 Jack Straw Writers Margot Kahn, Gigi Rosenberg, Raul Sanchez, and Kristen Millares Young. Hosted by Felicia Gonzalez.

Join us for the first in a series of three readings at the University Book Store this year. Our 2014 writers will be reading in several different venues over the coming months. Check out our Writers Program page for more events, and subscribe to our e-news to make sure you don't miss any!




Jack Straw Artist Project

Tina Hoggatt: Story Chairs

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

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Tina Hoggatt. Click here to download the interview.

See Art Zone with Nancy Guppy's piece on Story Chairs!

Story Chairs, a temporary audio installation by Jack Straw Resident Artist Tina Hoggatt featuring the work of over 30 writers and musicians, is now installed in Jack Straw's new lobby.


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Artist of the Week Podcast

Every two weeks we will make a new audio piece created through tour artist residencies available for free download. This week's artist: Dana Reason

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Jack Straw and EMP: Write Out of This World

For their fourth annual Write Out of This World Writing Contest, EMP Museum collaborated with Jack Straw Cultural Center to provide a unique award to the winners: Winners participated in a writing workshop, voice workshop, and recording session at Jack Straw, resulting in a professionally recorded CD of each writer reading her own work.

Jack Straw Accessible Youth Art Workshops

Jack Straw presented a series of accessible workshops in conjunction with Rachel Green and Seth Sexton's New Media Gallery installation Hypnagogic Jerk, which incorporated dance, sculpture, and sound. Check out the project page for more information, video, sound, and pictures.


These podcasts feature interviews and readings by Jack Straw Writers such as Daemond Arrindell, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Harold Taw, and Wendy Call. Click here to listen.

Special Projects

Jack Straw Productions works with various organizations and communities to create oral histories, museum audio guides, and neighborhood audio tours. Click here to learn more.