Lowell Poetry and Song 2018 was produced by Jack Straw Cultural Center and Lowell Elementary School with the generous support of the Jubilation Foundation Fund of Tides 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.
Our thanks to Lowell teachers Sara Manley, Rob Smuidrins, Cameron Whitney, and Davina Diaz who worked with our artist team to make our special needs project very special.
Our thanks to Lowell 2nd grade students and 2nd grade teachers Rae Richardson, Alexi West, and Catherine Comings. Our thanks also to Angeline Zalben for her assistance with the students and to parent & PTA chaperones for their help on studio field trips. And, our special thanks to Shelby Leyland, Lowell music teacher, whose enthusiasm and commitment have made this program possible.
The Jack Straw artist team included poet Samar Abulhassan, vocal coaches Katya Landau, Sunam Ellis, and Alyssa Keene, musicians Tai Shan, Levi Fuller, and Peter Williams, audio engineers Daniel Guenther and Joel Maddox, photographer Sherwin Eng, and Jack Straw Executive Director Joan Rabinowitz.