Kimball Elementary: Family Cultural Celebrations 2008

In the 2007-2008 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 wrote about their favorite family holiday or tradition and its significance to the family, with help from teaching artist and poet Judith Roche. Then they recorded and produced their pieces at the Jack Straw studios with the help of audio engineers Moe Provencher, Tom Stiles, CJ Lazenby, and vocal coach Amy Broomhall.

You can listen to the produced pieces below:

The Jack Straw artist team included writer Judith Roche; vocal coach Amy Broomhall; audio engineers Tom Stiles, Moe Provencher, and C.J. Lazenby; photographer Dean Wong; and Executive Director Joan Rabinowitz.

Family Cultural Celebrations was produced by Jack Straw Cultural Center with support from Washington State Arts Commission Arts and Education Program, The National Endowment for the Arts, Kimball Elementary’s PTSA and individual contributors.


Judith Roche

Judith Roche

Judith Roche (1941-2019) was a 2001 Jack Straw Writer and curated the 2008 Writers Program, and collaborated with Jack Straw on many other projects and programs over the years…