The photographer who captured the heart & soul of Seattle's Black community

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Iconic photographer Al Smith’s visual ode to Seattle

Al Smith Sr. photos of Seattle's Central District

Al Smith's photographs tell a story of Seattle like no other. He photographed family birthdays, Black Panther rallies, and perhaps most famously, moments of joy during the Jackson Street jazz scene.


Dawn Bassett’s monstrous creations

Artist Dawn Bassett

Artist Dawn Bassett calls herself a monster, but not for the reasons you might thinkEach of her plaster creations is like an invention, and she says she loves finding new ways to work with the medium. “It’s ancient and incredibly experimental.”


Book Lust: Author Nina Siegal proves the power of a diary

Nina Siegel's "The Diary Keepers"

Nina Siegal’s latest book, “The Diary Keepers,” shares firsthand accounts of individuals whose identities ranged from Jewish victims to Nazi collaborators, and each of them, moment by moment, illuminates a different perspective on the Holocaust.


Remembering Dame Edna

Nancy Guppy with Dame Edna

Absolute legend Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) died last weekend. Edna was an Australian actor and drag artist who stopped for tea (the beverage and the gossip) with Art Zone's Nancy Guppy back in 2015.


Author Elsa Sjunneson changes the disability discussion

Elsa Sjunneson discusses Being Seen

Author and Washington State Book Award Winner Elsa Sjunneson doesn’t wish she was different; she wishes the world were different. She read from her book “Being Seen: One DeafBlind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism” and took questions at the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library