Can the music industry survive in Seattle? Panelists will discuss how Seattle’s boom impacts artists’ ability to survive, thrive and create their art, and whether there’s a future for a City of Music. Are artists being pushed out of Seattle, or does Seattle’s boom create creative opportunity for all?
Moderator: Emily Fox - Senior Arts & Public Affairs Producer, Sound & Vision at KEXP
Panelist: Councilmember Lisa Herbold, Seattle's District 1 (West Seattle and South Park), Seattle City Council
Panelist: Reese Tanimura, ED at NW Folklife and Chair of Seattle Music Commission
Panelist: Andrew Joslyn, Seattle Composer & Producer
Craig Cundiff’s “An Ocean of Violets in Bloom” is an interactive mural inspired by the introspective side of Prince. Using flower designs from Prince’s album Purple Rain, the mural invites the viewer to add their own favorite memory of Prince by adding a personalized flower to the mural. The end result offers a glimpse of how Prince affected his fans lives. This special interactive mural was prominently featured at the opening celebration of MoPop’s exhibit, Prince From Minneapolis, now on exhibit.
Craig Cundiff is a South Seattle-based artist born in New Orleans. After relocating subsequent to Hurricane Katrina, Cundiff has since established himself within Seattle’s robust art community with works ranging from murals including “Ebb and Flow” in the Mount Baker neighborhood in Seattle to solo shows such as “L’appel du Vide” featured at Image Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. His figurative work leans toward a hyper chromatic color palette, with compositions that are as light as air, capturing and ethereal moment in time and space.
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