The Redmond Arts and Culture Commission (RACC) is a nine-member, Mayor-appointed, Council-confirmed advisory commission. The Commission advises the City on arts policies and programming and sponsors programs in tandem with the Redmond Parks and Recreation Department and community organizations.
“We are excited to partner with Centro Cultural Mexicano and bring this unique partnership to Redmond residents,” Redmond Mayor John Marchione said in a release. “This partnership creates engaging class and camp experiences while further building culture and community in Redmond.”
Ms. Perlinger's Advanced Spanish Class came to Los Pajaros Studio Gallery for a very unique field trip conducted entirely in Spanish. We started the day by discussing the objectives of the Cultural Center and talking about the art currently on exhibit.
The class was treated to a very special opportunity to take part in a discussion in Spanish with artist Leonel Said Villagomez, who discussed his current work on display and answered very interesting and thoughtful questions from the students.
We explained about the history of Amate paper, and its use. Amate is a handmade paper with origins going back thousands of years. We also learned about Maya glyphs, and students were able to to create a painting on Amate paper using glyphs to write their names. They did a phenomenal job--their work was colorful, beautiful, and meaningful.
Thank you Ms. Perlinger, students of WHS Spanish 500, and WHS PTSA. We had a great time sharing art and culture with the WHS community!
We were thrilled to host several families for a free workshop funded by ArtsWA. We talked about the "three sisters" (squash, corn, and beans) and their importance in the Americas, and how they were grown in a specific way. We also discussed Maya glyphs and then we used those glyphs to write our names and decorate a dried gourd. Using corn, beans, pumpkin seeds, and rice we explored the variety of sounds that our maracas made. We talked about how maracas were used to drive animals out of their hiding places during the hunt, and to mesmerize them into confusion. We talked about how maracas were used to simulate the frequencies that resonate with humans in a way that allows for musical and meditative use. We also discussed how maracas were used in times of war to confuse and heighten the energy of the battlefield. The families who joined us created unique, colorful, maracas and interacted with each other in a positive space. Thank you ArtsWA for funding such a fantastic experience for all of us!
Redmond Reporter Article Covering RASP's February speaker
Gloria Burgess at Los Pajaros Studio Gallery
Listing in The Stranger forthe Spring Exhibit
Visit our Adult and Youth Classes page to see our current offerings.
Redmond Association of Spoken Word is moving to Los Pajaros Studio Gallery! RASP was founded in 1997 to promote literary arts and activities in Redmond, Washington, and the surrounding area. They meet on the last Friday of each month, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Open mic signup begins at 6:30 PM. All events are FREE! Join them at the gallery on February 22nd!
Visit our Exhibit page to learn more about our current artists.
Visit our Grand Opening page to see the photo gallery.