Local artist Mitch Tennison got an interesting assignment from WeWork. The gig? To create an eye-catching mural to cover three walls inside the coworking space company’s Holyoke building in downtown Seattle.
“The concept was about nature and technology colliding,” Mitch told us. “There’s nature and wildlife all around us, but we also have the tech boom happening and you can feel the balance shifting. I wanted to create a more playful, positive outlook for all in Seattle to love and enjoy for years to come.”
We think he did all right. Check out more photos of Mitch’s mural, “Out of This World,” plus a video of Mitch painting away, over at Haystack Studios. See the mural yourself at the WeWork Holyoke Building at First Avenue and Spring Street.
Thanks to reader Priya May-Folden for the heads-up on Mitch and his art!
So it’s down to 20. Amazon has the whole country in suspense over what city it’s going to pick to be its big second headquarters. At stake: up to 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment. Now, 20 of the 238 cities who put in bids to host the tech giant can keep their hopes alive. Amazon’s just let them know they’re still in it. Who made the cut? Shoe-ins like Boston and surprises like Nashville. Who got snubbed? Anyone in the Pacific Northwest. Stay tuned: Amazon says they’ll pick their winner by the end of the year. (GeekWire)
The big march is back. Last year’s Women’s March was one of the biggest Seattle’s ever seen, and tomorrow is its sequel. Women’s March 2.0 will start at Cal Anderson Park at 10 a.m., rally all the way to Seattle Center (here’s the whole route), and speak up for women, immigrants, and other disadvantaged groups. What’ll be different this year? The route’s shorter, black hats might join the pink ones to support the #MeToo movement, and it sounds like we can expect less of a that raw local reaction to Donald Trump’s presidency and more of a drive toward activism. And to follow up on Sunday, organizers put together an all-day series of talks, workshops, and charity and voter drives. Joining the march? RSVP here. Taking pics? Tag ‘em with #theevergrey.
Yes matters. We all know you should only have sex with someone when you’re sure you both want to. Or do we? The Seattle Times asked people to share when they learned the concept of consent, and in the context of #MeToo and all these big conversations about sexual assault, their responses are interesting: A whole 40 percent of them didn’t learn about consent until they were adults, and 6 percent never learned about it at all. (The Seattle Times)
All of the lights. If you haven’t been to the Volunteer Park Conservatory, Saturday night might be the time to check it out. They’ll have their collection of tropical plants all lit up for an event called Lusio Lights, and there’ll be art installations to ooh and aah at while you sip your drink and take it all in.
🏙 Feb. 2-3: Crosscut Festival (Psst — Evergrey readers get 25% off!)
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We’ll see you Monday. — The Evergrey