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Mini Mart City Park Reimagines Georgetown Gas Station for Arts and Community Use

by Ronnie Estoque

After nearly 15 years of planning, an old gas station in Georgetown has found new life as an arts community center. In the late 1990s, John Sutton, Ben Beres, and Zac Culler first met as art students at Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts. They had worked in the Cornish sculpture lab and eventually began to collaborate on various installation projects. Since then, they formed an artist collective called SuttonBeresCuller (SBC), which recently finished developing the Mini Mart City Park (MMCP), a cultural space featuring local art that is located at 6525 Ellis Ave. S. in Georgetown — formerly the site of a gas station.

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‘Black and Center’ — Collaboration, Color, and Care

by Jasmine J Mahmoud

Election anxiety marked my beginning of last month. Like many others, I grew fixated on the results trickling in state by state, county by county, block by block across the week. That first November week felt endless, for lack of sleep and newly emerging, quickly chronic, routines. At midnight, and 3 a.m., and 5 a.m., I refreshed electoral maps of Georgia and Pennsylvania. With daylight, I watched television news on mute, while working on my laptop. At all hours, the buzz of “breaking news” kept my body on alert. When Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were finally confirmed on November 7, unfamiliar feelings of relief and elation emerged, nevertheless battling existing currents of anxiety and dread. Last week, I ate Thanksgiving dinner with my partner, thinking about the atrocities hidden by that holiday including stolen Indigenous land. 

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