Nancy Guppy is the host of Art Zone with Nancy Guppy. Nancy grew up in Seattle and, with the exception of a three-year stint in Los Angeles, has lived in the city her entire life. Before creating arts programming for the Seattle Channel, Nancy spent 10 years as a writer/performer/producer on KING TV's late night comedy show, Almost Live!. Nancy enjoys morning coffee, daily walks, dinner with friends, hang time with husband Joe, and hitting the local art scene as much as she possibly can.
Lyall Bush contributes to Art Zone with Nancy Guppy. Lyall is Executive Director of Richard Hugo House. He has published personal essays in The Iowa Review and book reviews and articles on movies in Film Comment, Books in Canada and, among other publications, The Stranger. He is at work on a collection of short stories.
Phyllis Fletcher contributes to Art Zone with Nancy Guppy. Phyllis' first word was "book." She enjoys reading newspapers, literary journalism, novels, found objects, short stories, court transcripts, and blogs. Phyllis is a reporter at KUOW Public Radio, and a co-producer of two literary stage shows in Seattle: the do-it-yourself storytelling show A Guide to Visitors, and the diary reading show Salon of Shame.
Jose Gonzales received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Acting and went on to perform at Intiman, ACT, The Seattle Rep, the Seattle Children's Theatre, Empty Space and the Seattle Group Theatre. A career highlight was creating the role of Franz Kafka in JoAnne Akalaitis' movement based production of Phillip Glass' opera, "In the Penal Colony" at ACT Theatre, which went on to Chicago and New York. Film and video credits include White Face,Inheritance, and Guerrilla Gardener, and numerous corporate videos. Jose is also an accomplished musician/singer. He’s composed and performed music for Intiman’s acclaimed production of “A Streetcar Named Desire”, and performed music for their production of “Our Town”. In addition he has created soundtracks for indie films and corporate videos. As if that wasn’t enough, Jose leads The Jose Gonzales Trio, seen monthly at St. Clouds and Serafina.
Robert Horton contributes to Art Zone with Nancy Guppy. Robert reviews films for The Herald (Everett) and KUOW-FM, and has written for many publications, including Film Comment magazine. He is the author of BILLY WILDER: INTERVIEWS (2001) and FRANKENSTEIN (2009), and his work has been included in BEST AMERICAN FILM WRITING 1999 and the INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY OF FILMS AND FILMMAKERS. He is also the host/curator of the "Magic Lantern" series of monthly film talks at the Frye Art Museum. Robert's tangled Seattle roots include the Blanchet High musicals, a nonprofit stint with the Seattle Film Society, and working at the Frankfurter on the Ave while in college. He got married in January 2008; so far, so good. Visit Robert's blog for more movie information.
Kathy Hsieh contributes to Art Zone with Nancy Guppy. Kathy is an award-winning actor, writer and director. She has performed with the Seattle Rep, Book-It, ACT, Intiman, Taproot, ReAct, Freehold, Living Voices and more. Her scripts have been presented in Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis and Vancouver and she has also been featured in The Dramatist Magazine as “50 to Watch.” As an artist she has been honored by the National Association of Asian American Professionals in Seattle as their Artist of the Year in 2003 and by ArtsFund. By day she works for the Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and in her spare time she creates and produces theatre via SIS Productions.
Marcie Sillman contributes to Art Zone with Nancy Guppy. Marcie is an award winning journalist with more than 25 years experience. She is well-known for her work for KUOW Public Radio and for National Public Radio. Her audio pieces are frequently heard on All Things Considered and Morning Edition, as well internationally via the Voice of America.
Kevin Joyce is the host Big Night Out, the SEATTLE CHANNEL'S monthly variety show. Kevin has been a performer and producer for live shows, music and video in Seattle since 1990. A co-founder of UMO Ensemble, he also created the solo A Pale and Lovely Place, and has been seen performing at scores of public schools, special events and 7:30 a.m. corporate functions. His CD Say It and the comedy video Loud Yoga both came out in 2006. He lives on Vashon Island and works with his partner Martha Enson in EnJoy Productions.
Nancy Pearl, author of the best-selling Book Lust, creator of the internationally recognized program, If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and model for the world-famous Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure," is host of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the SEATTLE CHANNEL. Nancy is a longtime freelance contributor to Booklist magazine and formerly served as director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. Visit Nancy's website at nancypearl.com to learn more about Nancy and her most recently recommended books.
The Local Music Show is a half-hour program showcasing local artists and their music videos, hosted by John Richards and taped at live music venues around the city. In addition to hosting and producing the 90.3 FM KEXP Morning Show, he is also the Associate Program Director of KEXP and producer and host of KEXP's Local Music Show Audioasis and community outreach programs. John is co-founder and co-president of Loveless Records and does A&R for Gary Gersh's new music collective known as The TAO Organization. John also does music consulting and contributes to NPR and Seattle Sound magazine. John is married not only to his work but also his wife Tiffany and they are the proud father of a future musical prodigy named Arlie Richards.
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