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Notes from Nancy Guppy

Nancy G.Hard to believe that it’s our last Art Zone show before taking a summer break. All of us here on the AZ crew are looking forward to getting a bit of rest so that we’ll come back in the fall refreshed and ready to bring you a smashing new season of smashingly good shows!

And speaking of smashingly good: For many years I was a cast member of “Almost Live”, KING 5’s late night comedy show and, because of that, I have a real soft spot for comedy sketches. Which is why I’m delighted to share this video from my friends, Brandon & Les Hilliard, who have mastered the commercial parody sketch format. Their latest video, “Sketchy Auto Sales”, is a riot. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Alright, onto the big show. As I mentioned at the top, this is our last episode before taking a break, and it is a doozy! Here’s what’s on deck:


Look for us Friday, June 18th at 8:00 pm on Seattle Channel 21 and, due to their pledge drive schedule, Wednesday, June 30th @ 7:00 pm on KCTS 9.
And of course, you can always find us online:

Finally, if you’re making a master list of “things to do this summer”, here’s a few ideas:

It’s the 11th annual Artcar Blow-Out at the Fremont Solstice Celebration! Happening June 19th & 20th, over 60 Artcars from across America will descend on Fremont (the center of the universe!) for a 2-day art gallery on wheels extravaganza! From a NASA Shuttle Van from Arkansas, to a purple speedboat on wheels, to a Kansas CHEWBARU decorated with dentures, this is a sight to behold for the entire family!

But wait, there’s more! Acclaimed filmmaker Harrod Blank will be on hand to show “Automorphosis”, his newest Artcar documentary. Screenings happen June 17th, 7 & 9pm @ Northwest Film Forum, and June 21st, 7pm @ Central Cinema.

Raise your hand if you like free theatre! That’s right, it’s time once again for FREE Shakespeare in the Park! Between July 8 and August 1, Wooden-O Productions will present two productions; “Much Ado About Nothing” directed by Sheila Daniels, and “Othello” directed by Vanessa Miller. No tickets or reservations are needed, just show up 20 minutes before curtain to get a good spot. More information: (206) 733-8222

Urban Craft Uprising is back for it’s 2nd Annual Summer Show with a 2 day crafting spectacular, July 10th & 11th at the Seattle Exhibition Hall. From handcrafted clothing, jewelry, bags, wallets, accessories, toys, ice cream, to hourly demos and special surprises, this popular event is curated with care to ensure the best mix of original and unique arts and crafts.

Thanks so much for joining us each and every week. We love doing the show and we love you, our viewers!

Take care, have a fun and relaxing summer, and we’ll see you in the fall.

Xo, nancy g.