Kimball Elementary: Family Celebration Foods 2006

In the 2005-2006 school year, Jack Straw Cultural Center continued the Family Celebration Foods project with Kimball Elementary School, highlighting the rich cultural history of Beacon Hill’s diverse community through the families’ celebrated foods.

For this project the students interviewed their parents and other family members about a favorite cuisine, its history and significance to the family, with help from teaching artist Laurel Ann White. Then they recorded and produced their pieces at the Jack Straw studios with the help of audio engineers Moe Provencher and Scott Bartlett, and voice coaches Amy Broomhall and Laurel Ann White.

You can listen to the produced pieces below:

The Jack Straw artist team included writer and vocal coach Laurel Ann White, vocal coach Amy Broomhall, audio engineers Moe Provencher and Scott Bartlett, and Executive Director Joan Rabinowitz.

Family Celebrations: Food project was possible with generous support from Starbucks Foundation, The Washington State Arts Commission Arts and Education Program, The National Endowment for the Arts, Poncho, Kimball Elementary School’s PTSA, partnering organizations, and individual contributors.