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Feb. 16, 2023: A Place for Harvest, Beadwork, 3rd Grade Poetry Slam & more

On TA(P) this week: author Lauren R. Harris plus MAC, SCC and Stevens Elementary reps

This week's episode of the Thursday Arts (P)review — where the "p" is parenthetical because we look both forward and back — includes the following:

  • A studio interview with children’s author Lauren R. Harris. Her books A Place for Harvest: The Story of Kenny Higashi and The Plum Neighbor deal with the repercussions of Executive Order 9066, which led to the internment of Japanese Americans. President Franklin Roosevelt issued EO 9066 on February 19, 1942.
  • Rebecca White's onsite interview with Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture staff members Kayla Tackett and Tisa Matheson about Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence and Plateau Pictorial Beadwork: The Fred L. Mitchell Collection. Both bead-focused exhibitions are open now and run through April.
  • A joint studio interview with Amy Anderson, who teaches Communication Studies at Spokane Community College, and Derek Mullin, a third-grade teacher at Stevens Elementary, about the upcoming 3rd Grade Poetry Slam hosted at SCC each year for Stevens students.
  • A reprise of the studio performance of "Caravan" by Whitworth University faculty musicians Judith Schoeflin, Brent Edstrom, Christopher Parkin and Jared Hall. The quartet were in the studio to talk with host Jim Tevenan ahead of their Feb. 17 and 18 concerts at Whitworth's Myhre Recital Hall. These are their final concerts in a series dedicated to the work of Black composers.

Brandon Hollingsworth is filling in as host for a laryngitic E.J. Iannelli this week.

The Thursday Arts (P)review airs every Thursday at 12pm on KPBX with a roundup of arts-related news and information from across the Inland Northwest.

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