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July 2010

Seattle to Arlington- the bicycle poker run!

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This weekend 20 tSBers jumped on their bike for the other ST(A)P.

Getting started Saturday morning...

We started in Ballard and rode 55 miles to camp at the incredible Weber Farm as a benefit for tSB. Thanks to everyone for an awesome weekend!

Total miles: 57.9
Time on bike: 4 hrs 24 mins
Average speed: 12.3 mph
Feet climbed: 1,447
Hotdogs consumed: 43.5
Floats down river: bakers dozen
Good times had: COUNTLESS!

Liz and Jolene at Todo Mexico- our lunch stop in Snohomish

Evann and Jenn looking tough in Woodinville

In Art 1 and 1 Doesn’t Always Equal 2!

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Another beautiful Thursday spent outside in the sun with Arts in Service! Today, we made a pretty large-scale mosaic with our guest teaching artist, Yeggy. While creating the mosaic, he taught us the importance of spacing in the mosaic, as well as in art in general. He also provided us with the knowledge that in art 1 plus 1 does not always equal 2. There is no right or wrong, and that’s what makes art beautiful and creative. Smart words from a smart man, I must say.

We spent the entirety of the day very focused and determined on finishing, though we had lots of fun: singing along to songs from a very broad range of artists like Backstreet Boys and Lady Gaga and Usher. Ben Nguyen, especially, worked very hard on his lovely sailboat and water pieces. The mosaic’s still slightly in progress, but it already looks pretty darn amazing. It will be showcased along with the other art we create on Thursday, August 5, during the art walk. More details coming soon! 😀

– Tammy, your summer intern J

Ben

Ben working hard on his part of the mosaic!

Me, Baati and Mirkana putting the pieces together!

The finished product!!! YAY!

August 12th- tSB’s Golden Gardens Lu’au!

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Golden Gardens Lu’au a benefit for the Service Board:
Thursday, August 12th, 6-10pm at Golden Gardens Bathhouse

Volleyball Tournament 4-6:30pm

TICKETS are available now at Brown Paper Tickets!

Presented by:
Caffe Vita & Via Tribunali
Spacecraft

Snowboard Connection
Havana

Sponsored by: Sol Sunguard and EJK Accounting and Tax Services, LLC

The Lu’au will feature a delicious traditional roasted pig with all the trimmings cooked by renowned chef Scott Staples (of Quinn’s and Zoe), Hawaiian pizzas by Via Tribunali, an open bar with Mai Tais by Havana, a SnoCon volleyball tournament and performances by Gabriel Mintz, Canary Sing, TRNTDRM, THEESatisfaction and Kore Ionz.

  • $75 – General Admission (includes music, meal & open bar)
  • $60 – Volleyball Tournament (includes GA tickets for 4, participation in volleyball tournament from 4-6)
  • $30 – Current Mentor General Admission
  • $15 – Students (includes music and meals)

Arts in the Park

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Peace and tranquility. I don’t know about you, but that’s what I felt today during program at Arts in Service. We spent the day today at Seward Park in South Seattle, exploring our minds. I know, it sounds kind of wonky, but it was really cool! We all spent time journaling and walking in peace and quiet, and we were able to learn things about ourselves that we never knew before. It was a very chill day, but it was a lot of fun too! We ended with sitting near the lake, drawing 30-second portraits of each other and laughing our heads off. I gotta hand it to Baati Nagawo for having the best drawings… 😉

– Tammy, your summer intern

Meditative walking

Enjoying some meditative walking on a beautiful day!

Art and Service

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Could you believe how HOT it was today? The weather forecast said it hit about 95 degrees, the hottest it has gotten so far all summer. I think tSB Arts in Service was pretty darn lucky to have been able to stay in cool shade almost all day. How, you may wonder? Today, we spent the morning and early afternoon working with Nature Consortium under the Duwamish Green Belt. Buffalo, one of the experts on the Greenbelt, explained to us why it was so important to take care of the forest and our ecosystem. One of the things he said that I think stuck with us a lot was that trees provide so much shade for people! He told us that it’s degrees cooler under trees than under direct sunlight, and we could really feel that while we helped remove invasive Himalayan blackberries. More than worrying about the heat, we were freaking about the mosquitoes that seemed as if they were eating us alive. Bear Naked, a local all natural food company also came and provided us with some yummy granola and yogurt. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention that guy walking around playing his clarinet and providing us with great music while we worked! It was a great beginning to our day, I must say.

Once we finished, we headed back to Youngstown to get started on the art part of our day. Duffy, a local artist and kickass snowboarder, gave us a little intro on found art, and we got started being creative out in the sun! We moved tables and chairs, and we went outside to make collages, spray paint, create sculptures, and just have fun with random materials that Duffy had found and that we had found. We turned other peoples’ junk into our treasures. It was a good first day of exploring our inner creativity!

– Tammy, your summer intern J

Jonathan, Baati and Duffy

Jonathan, Baati and Duffy get ready to do some srpay painting!

Kat

Kat creating a collage!