Several of the projects that received funding through 4Culture’s 2013 Historic Site Specific program will be coming to fruition this summer. Among them, Northwest Railway Museum will host the Suitcases Project featuring Kogut Butoh & Friends in a free, all-ages continuous event on August 24-25, from 10:30 AM – 4 PM both days. Butoh is a performance form that originated in Japan and employs a diverse range of activities and techniques. The Suitcases Project interprets the stories of the railroads and the depot, alternating scenes throughout the Snoqualmie Depot and on the passenger train.
Other projects on the horizon include the Renton Mine Hoist installation, the Thresholds art installation at Saar Pioneer Cemetery in Kent, a reprise of the Gentleman Desperado theater piece at the Mary Olson Farm, and dance company Cabinfever’s roving performances throughout the Stimson-Green Mansion. Events will be posted on AKCHO’s online calendar as details become available.