The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop Exhibit at MOHAI
As you may already know, The Spec made a big move in 2015. One of the co-founders, Alexis Getscher, packed up her life in Arizona and moved to Seattle for a new adventure. Getscher’s move included a partial move of The Spec. Our readers will gradually see an increase in coverage of Seattle artists and events.
Seattle Hip-Hop Exhibit Runs Through May 2016
Hip-hop heads of the Pacific Northwest, rejoice! The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop, an exhibit that celebrates the events, places and people who make up the vibrant hip-hop community of Seattle, is open at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). Aaron Walker-Loud (Big World Breaks) and Jazmyn Scott (The Town Entertainment) put together the interactive show that allows people to see the signs and sounds of the growing hip-hop culture in Washington. The exhibit will run through May 2016 and feature photography, artifacts, artwork and audio recordings, among other things.
“The exhibit will explore many facets of the Seattle hip-hop scene, including graffiti, deejaying, break dancing, production, and emceeing, linking our region to the continuously evolving global hip-hop movement,” reads the MOHAI website. “Throughout, the exhibit will bring the first-person narratives and experiences of Seattle performers and artists to the forefront, creating an intimate and human look at this dynamic art form.”
Other events taking place as part of the exhibit:
On the second Saturday of each month, from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M., local DJs will spin vinyl at the Walker Gallery, This event will run through the duration of The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop. Click here to see the schedule and learn more about the DJs participating.
If you’re interested in the gentrification of Seattle hip-hop and how that is impacting the community; the Black Lives Matter movement in Seattle; and how to preserve the history that is being made by innovators pushing for community action – this is the event for you. Be a part of the movement and conversation by attending this event to be held on Jan. 15 at Town Hall Seattle. For more information on the event, click here.