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Community Visioning … the Whole Community!

We believe in the power of the arts as a vehicle to teach us…
June 21, 2018/by Paul Shoemaker
Arts Blog General

Community Visioning | Business Owners

Mercer Island business owners were the next group at a community…
June 21, 2018/by Paul Shoemaker
Arts Blog

Community Visioning | Seniors

What: Input Session #4
Who: Seniors
Where: Mercer Island Community…
May 31, 2018/by Jeff
Arts Blog

Community Visioning | Parents

Many parents came out to take part in the second input session. It was an amazing group with lots of thoughtful comments that will undoubtedly help MICA move forward.
May 31, 2018/by Jeff
Arts Blog

Community Visioning | Students

Third in our installment of input sessions was the student group. These students made up a nice cross-section of the arts on Mercer Island: band, orchestra, YTN, drama, and visual art. But, also many of these students take part in sports and other outside organizations like the Boy Scouts.
May 31, 2018/by Jeff
Arts Blog News

Community Visioning Begins!

The first of our small input sessions began on Tuesday, May 15th. MICA is excited that so many arts groups and individual artists decided to take part in the session. These sessions are led and moderated by our partner Phinney Bischoff.
May 18, 2018/by Jeff
Arts Blog

Community Visioning Session

Throughout the months of May, June, and July MICA will be holding…
May 15, 2018/by Jeff
Press Release

A Journey of Discovery

Mercer Island Center for the Arts embarks on a journey to listen and discover what the MI community would like in a new space for the arts on the Island. Since MICA’s reintroduction on February 6th at the City Council meeting, they have been planning and preparing for the ensuing year.
May 8, 2018/by Jeff
MICA Moment

Teaching Artist, Dancer, and Island Native Naomi Glass

Keith Imper talks with Naomi Glass about her life as a dancer, instructor, and Mercer Islander. Naomi works as a teaching artist with Dance for PD®, allowing her to share the joy of dance with individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
April 29, 2018/by Jeff
MICA Moment

Artist and State Senator – Lisa Wellman

You may not know, but Washington State Senator Lisa Wellman is a wonderful artist and Island resident. Here she is in a short interview at the Suzanne Zahr Gallery about her 2017 show 'Detritus'.
April 26, 2018/by Jeff
Arts Blog

Outgoing YTN senior – Annika Evens

Hopefully you were able to catch the outrageously funny performance…
April 26, 2018/by Jeff
MICA Moment

‘The Process’ with artist Louise Hankes

Mercer Island has so many artists here on the island. My colleagues…
April 16, 2018/by Jeff
Arts Blog

Robert Wood “Left Luggage”

Q & A with Robert Wood
written by Julia Hess

Robert,…
April 16, 2018/by Jeff
MICA Moment

Mercer Island High School cellist Martha Sprague

Throughout the year I have the pleasure of many people around…
April 13, 2018/by Jeff
MICA Moment

The Incomparable Suzanne Zahr

It is our privilege to finally have Suzanne Zahr of Suzanne Zahr, Art & Architecture for a microMICA Moment. Suzanne is an architect, artist, general contractor, developer, designer and the list goes on.
April 13, 2018/by Jeff
MICA Moment

‘The Process’ with sculptor Kevin Au

I had the pleasure to stand in the rain with Dr. Kevin Au and speak to him about his artistic process and the piece he donated to MICA, The Dancer.
April 13, 2018/by Jeff
Press Release

MICA Continues Forward and Forges New Path

(Mercer Island, WA) Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA)…
April 13, 2018/by Jeff
Arts Blog

Natalya Ageyeva’s top 5 classical pieces

There isn't a week that goes by that I don't run into Natalya Ageyeva on Mercer Island. Granted, since Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle is a MICA partner...
April 13, 2018/by Jeff