February 27, 2014
Alumni in the News (2.28.14): Kenney & O’Neal win James W. Ray Awards; buzz from Korea-Germany
: "Mating Call!", NighTraiN. Photo by Brandeebeau Photography.
We’ve gotten a plethora of alumni news stories and announcements these last few weeks. So, get comfortable, dust off your spectacles and enjoy the latest round of Alumni in the News:
Alumna Elaine Lin’s (DE ’13) illustration appears on the cover of The Stranger’s 2014 Valentine’s Day issue.
A lovely feature in Kaltblut Magazine of Anna Conner + Co for their upcoming evening-length performance LUNA at Velocity Dance Center, 3/21-3/23. Anna Conner + Co is choreographer Anna Conner (DA ’09), and collaborators Julia Cross (DA ’10) and Autumn Tselios (DA ’13).
The Brossmann Sisters, Karina (TH ‘11) and Bev, just celebrated their first live performance on February 23 in Phinney Ridge, Seattle. Check out their newest music video “Hand Up” and keep up with Karina online.
Check out alumna Joy Medeiros (TH ‘04) in this national Volkswagen commercial – she’s watching out for you VW!
Crosscut.com dubs Kyle Kesterson (DE) one of “Seattle’s smartest creative geeks”, his company Freak’n Genius meshes creativity and technology with creations like the Yakit iPhone app
Next time you’re in Greenwood, stop by 826 Seattle and take in Tory Franklin’s (AR ’00) latest work. Her project Four Seasons is a window installation that will continue changing throughout 2014. The first installation, the tale Peter and the Wolf, is up now and will continue through March. Keep checking her website for details on the next tale, which will be announce soon and is scheduled to go up in April.
A new article from alumnus Chris Tharp (TH ’95) a resident of Busan, South Korea in his ongoing series Tharp On for HAPS magazine. This month Chris writes Tharp On: Teaching.
Congratulations to alumna Tavia Gilbert (TH ’99) on her Audie nominations. Winners will be announced at the Audie Awards Gala in New York City, 5/29. Tavia is nominated for her work in two categories: first in fiction for The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler, and secondly in Insperational/Faith-Based Fiction for Media Illuminations by Mary Sharratt. We’ll be rooting for you, Tavia!
Bridgid Roney (MU ’08), now front-woman for The Georgetown Orbits, wants everyone to know that they’re working on the band’s third album and hoping you’ll consider supporting their project. Gotta love some ska-reggae goodness to chase away that Seattle grey!
Gia Enriquez (DA ’06) has announced her acceptance to Rush Medical College in Chicago from there it’s only another four years until she’s a medical doctor. So exciting! Best wishes, Gia!
The Times-Picayune reports on Chalmette High Contemporary Dance Company’s performance at the St. Bernard Cultural Arts Center, interviews director of the company Jessica Gorbaty (DA ’09).
NighTraiN, featuring the lead vocal talents of alumna Rachael Ferguson (TH ’04), released their sophomore album, Mating Call, on February 22. Not familiar with them? Have a listen.
Capitol Hill Times reports “Cait Willis (AR ’99) exposes the unseen” at Joe Bar. See her exhibition Are Robot before it comes down, 3/11.
Wonderful review in Noisey|Vice’s New Music Channel of alumna Monica Salazar’s (TH ’99) band, Courtship Ritual, and their music video for Yellow Spiders. Watch for their debut album, Pith, out later this spring.
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