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Our Hidden Landscapes and The Power of Storytelling

Dave Beck

We drive through history on our daily commutes. We'll hear the stories gathered along I–5 and tour the cultural landscape of I–90 with local folklorists. We also learn how storytelling inspired a young girl to become an artist, and we get dance reviews from Alice Kaderlan.

At 2:07 p.m. – Diem Chau
As a child, artist Diem Chau learned about her family and her community through stories. Today, she tells us how stories shape her art, and how these tales offer both a connection to our surroundings and an escape from reality.

Related Links:
  • Diem Chau's web page
  • Kirkland Arts Center

  • At 2:20 p.m. – Washington Highway History
    We drive through history on our daily commutes. But, where most of us see asphalt and on–ramps, the folklorist can also see hidden culture along the highway. Jens Lund is a folklorist who gathered stories along I–5 for the Washington Folk Arts Northwest Heritage Audio Tour. Today, he shares pieces of history — just outside your car window. Jill Linzee is a public folklorist and Executive Director for Northwest Heritage Resources in Seattle. A team of cultural specialists working for her organization researched I–90. Jill shares the unseen stories along the highway to Spokane.

    Related Links:
  • Washington Folk Arts Northwest Heritage Tours

  • At 2:45 p.m. – Alice Kaderlan
    Our monthly visit from Alice Kaderlan for reviews and previews of events in Pacific Northwest dance.
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