Keeping art, culture, and heritage vital through sound

Jack Straw Alumni Poetry Series
A microphone on a stand with a background of blue-gray curtains

A series of readings celebrating new work from poet alumni of the Jack Straw Writers Program. Hosted by Kathleen Flenniken, Jack Straw fellow (2002), curator (2019), and board member.

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New Media Gallery
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Moonyeka and House of Kilig | flourish like an ocean’s grief.
May 31 – July 26, 2024
Visits by appointment: Call 206-634-0919 or email to schedule a visit

flourish like an ocean’s grief. is an interdisciplinary installation that weaves deconstructed elements of Moonyeka and House of Kilig’s audio-visual-performance research, Harana for The Aswang.

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Current Events
Last of the RedHot Mamas with Rasheena Fountain

Friday, July 12, 7:00pm

7pm in person, on Facebook, or YouTube. Free.

New Media Gallery Artist Talk: flourish like an ocean’s grief.

with Jack Straw artists Moonyeka and House of Kilig

Friday, July 26, 7:00pm

7pm in person, on Facebook, or YouTube. Free.

Featured Podcasts

Selections from our resident artist podcasts. View All

Nacha Mendez - Juanita

“Juanita” is a new song from Jack Straw resident artist Nacha Mendez’s forthcoming full…

Wei Yang and Murphy Janssen New Media Gallery Podcast

Jack Straw artists Wei Yang and Murphy Janssen talk with Carlos Nieto about their Jack…

Hope in a Time of Disaster - Kaitlyn Teer

Kaitlyn Teer’s project for the 2023 Jack Straw Writers Program is a non-fiction…

Jack Straw teaching artist in the studio with Lowell ELementary 2nd graders

Jack Straw Youth Education

Jack Straw has a commitment to art and technology education for all ages.
We implement a wide range of classroom and  in-studio learning programs for children from elementary through high school. Check out some of our recent projects featuring youth poetry, song, radio theater and more!

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Left: Profile image of Beth Fleenor plays clarinet into a microphone; Right: Jalayna Carter smiles with a microphone in front of her

Jack Straw Artist Residencies

Become a Jack Straw Artist.
The Jack Straw Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery Program, and Writers Program offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs.

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Create at Jack Straw

Jack Straw offers full service studio and remote recording services.
Jack Straw Cultural Center, located in Seattle’s University District, is the Northwest’s only non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center. A community-based resource since 1962, we provide a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound. Jack Straw is available to the community as a full service recording studio and audio production facility.

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Jack Straw Professional Audio Workshops
Jack Straw Audio Workshops are the perfect opportunity to learn studio and field recording techniques or to get that first hands on introduction to the world of audio recording and editing.

Discounts for the visually impaired are offered on selected classes. Co-sponsored by Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences and Jack Straw Cultural Center.

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