Lowell Poetry, Sound, and Song 2017 was produced by Jack Straw Cultural Center and Lowell Elementary School with the generous support of Creative Advantage, Jubilation Foundation, the Washington State Arts Commission, and individual contributors. This program was provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Special thanks to teachers Jessica, Sara, and Heidi, and helpers Davina, Emma, Peter, and Rose who worked with our artist team to make our special needs project very special.
Special thanks to Lowell 2nd grade students, 2nd grade teachers Rae Richardson, Alexi West, and Hannah Moffitt, Special Education teacher Karen Giroux, Lowell's art teacher and Creative Advantage Co-Coordinator Robyn Jordan, music teacher Rose Ness, and principal Colleen Stump who all helped make this program possible.
The Jack Straw artist team included poet Samar Abulhassan, vocal coaches Alyssa Keene, Katya Landau, and Meg McLynn, musicians Tai Shan and Levi Fuller, audio engineers Daniel Guenther, Joel Maddox, and Tom Stiles, photographer Sherwin Eng, and Jack Straw Executive Director Joan Rabinowitz.