Humaira Abid is a sculptor and painter. Based in the Seattle area. Her work is a reflection of her experiences in both America and Lahore, Pakistan, where she grew up. The walls of her Seattle studio are lined with bins full of everyday objects carved masterfully in wood.
PIE is history! Join Molly and Bill for a special episode from MOHAI devoted to Seattle Opera, and featuring violist Richard O'Neill as well as a short flight into local TV history with Kenmore Air.
PIE achieves cult TV status with a visit to Twin Peaks' landmarks Snoqualmie Falls and Twede's Café; looks at the future of KEXP; tours old Seattle neon signs; meets dancer/choreographers Ellie Sandstrom and Amy O'Neal; presents the film "Frost"; and meets singer Stephanie Anne Johnson.
Symbols are symbolic in this episode of PIE! Meet hip hop artist Fearce Vill, sculptor/painter Humaira Abid, and Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen, then learn what "Syttende Mai" means and see "The Man Who Saw A Boat" from Vancouver Film School.
PIE is about connection: people and dogs; radio and electricty at SPARK Museum in Bellingham; KUOW's Steve Scher connecting to home; a VFS film featuring an amorous flamingo; and brilliant young pianist Christopher Son Richardson.
Langston Hughes African American Film Festival; Wallingford neighborhood changing; Spy exhibit at the Pacific Science Center; "Bump" from Vancouver Film School; and local band PonyHomie.
PIE takes a turn for the dramatic and goes backstage at the historic Bellingham Theatre Guild. A veteran shares his story from 1942 Doolittle Raid. A look at philanthropist Harriet Bullitt's cultural impact on central Washington. Featuring the Vancouver Film School animated short "Time To Go" and an in-studio performance from "garage-jazz quartet" Industrial Revelation.
Rooting around in local arts, culture and history with a look back at Spokane's Expo '74, the harpsichord turning 600, a Vietnamese Lion Dance troupe, an old church in Poulsbo and musician LeRoy Bell.
With goodbyes to the Viaduct and howdys to the Seattle Great Wheel and the developing new waterfront with former Seattle mayor Charley Royer and former Washington governor Dan Evans. Also featuring artist Marita Dingus, a visit to Suquamish, a Pacific Northwest Ballet film "After the Rain" and the history of The American Federation of Musicians Local 493 narrated by Evan Flory-Barnes.
Visiting Seattle's first skyscraper, Smith Tower, as it approaches its centennial; chatting with City Arts editor in chief Leah Baltus; visiting the Frye Art Museum on First Hill; taking in the Pacific Northwest Ballet film "After the Rain;" and getting up close with fans at the Seahawks victory parade. Performance by Seattle's LeRoy Bell.
Featuring the "Vanishing Ice" exhibit at the Whatcom Museum, a Steve Scher essay about Seattle becoming home, the founder of SeattleFoodTruck.com, Mary Lambert singing "She Keeps Me Warm," an animated short called "The Recurrent One," and a visit to A House of Clocks to learn about the local origins of the Kit-Cat Clock.
Featuring a home-movie montage from PIE viewer submissions, Seattle Clear Sky Native Youth Pride Basketball Camp and radio reporter Rachel Belle of KIRO-FM at the Monarch Apartments. PIE visits Columbia City to chat with the Seattle Asian American Film Festival co-director Kevin Bang and Ark Lodge Cinemas owner David McRae. Latin/World music duo Correo Aereo performs "Guendanabani."
It's cold outside, so PIE explores the many things to do inside. We go backstage with radio host Stuart McLean of The Vinyl Cafe, explore the massive collection at Scarecrow Video and skate with the "girls" at Wallingford's indoor skate park. Also featuring a sample of Jet City Improv's "Downton Abbey" spoof "Upside Downton," a Seahawks tribute haiku and an animated short, "Quilt."
A look at some of the amazing things that humans do with their hands, hearts and bodies. An artist creates life-size fashions entirely from paper, neighbors pitch in to care for a neighborhood cemetery, a Washington resident invents the solowheel (the greenest device ever), an animation about greed and Eternal Fair rocks with the power of the human voice.
Is home a place or a feeling? PIE looks at the meaning of home, from the Dineen family's relocation from LA to rural Oregon, to the unique residence of Seattle sculptor Kim David Hall. The Seattle and Vancouver Public Libraries uggest books capturing the Northwest in literature, and The Moondoggies perform a house concert in Wenatchee. Animated short "Snore" from Vancouver Film School.
With a fresh year ahead, PIE brings you a show in the spirit of rebooting and reinventing, featuring former Seattle mayor Wes Uhlman, artist Grace Weber, a visit to Microsoft, a horse rap video and an animated short about donut love and destiny.