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Artist Tori Shao Shares More Than Just Studio Space at Inscape

by Amanda Ong


From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m five days a week, Tori Shao works as a landscape architect. But after work and on weekends, Shao is creating artistically — whether that be making, bottling, and designing labels for small-batch hot sauce for friends, starring in a Vanity Fair video with her sister, or quite literally painting the town red as a local muralist. Since late 2019, Shao has also had a ceramics studio space as a tenant at Inscape Arts. Last year, the owners of the former Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) building — which houses Inscape — listed the building on the market, putting Seattle’s largest artist enclave at risk for redevelopment into commercial or residential spaces.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Sculpture of Seattle Artist Dr. James W. Washington Jr. Unveiled

by Susan Fried


The large, unfinished room in the Central District apartment complex Midtown Square was filled with local artists and art supporters on Saturday, Feb. 26, for the official unveiling of a 6-foot-tall bronze sculpture of renowned Seattle sculptor and painter Dr. James W. Washington Jr., created by Barry Johnson

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Muralist Henry Luke Brings Community Stories into Public Art

by Amanda Ong


Muralist Henry Luke (they/them) has murals lining the streets in the cities of Seattle; Oaxaca, Mexico; and Manila, Philippines. Luke is deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest; they grew up in Madison Valley in the early 2000s, and their parents grew up in Mount Baker. They have been painting murals since 2013, and carry with them a sense of place and community storytelling in all of their work.

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