The Arts & Humanities Bainbridge team, which brings you Currents, curated this list of stories we think you also might enjoy “in case you missed it.” Click on the links to learn about a Bothell student choir, an anthology of Black poetry, a Beacon Hill sculptor and more cool content from our region and around the country. Enjoy!
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- Taylor Iverson, choir director at Bothell High School in Washington state, has gone the extra mile to keep her music classes going digitally. Read more and listen in.
- Humanities Washington asked a wide range of writers how language, storytelling, literature, philosophy, and poetry can help us during troubled times. Their responses led to an engaging conversation.
- PBS Craft in America explores how craft is intertwined with our nation’s defining principles. A wonderful program.
- Poems to help you through a tough winter curated by The Atlantic. Sit back and savor them.
- Barbara Kruger blurs the lines between political slogans, poetry and the language of advertising. Learn more about her work.
- How are artists dealing with COVID cancellations? Several shared with Artwork Archive how they are supporting themselves and giving to others.
- At 77, Howardena Pindell exorcises a chilling memory from childhood. The artist’s first new video in 25 years mines the history of violence against African-Americans.
- Chinese artist Pan Yuliang, a former sex worker, enticed the European art scene with her landscapes, still lifes, and nude portraits in the 1930s, and then was forgotten. Rediscover her and her work.
- Beacon Hill’s sculptor transforms ordinary blocks of wood into figures of nature and the divine.
- Nina Chanel Abney, known for her large-scale paintings, imagines a queer Black utopia.
- The new Library of America anthology “African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song,” edited by Kevin Young, is a monumental tribute.
- Artist Tschabalala Self explores Black American identity with her new show in Manhattan.
- From the American Psychological Association: engaging your child in talking about race. A good resource for all of us.
LINDA KRAMER JENNING is a veteran journalist who taught at Georgetown University and worked for national magazines before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2017. She currently is a regular contributor to PostAlley.org and is on the board of AHB.