Archive for January 2016

Full Circle with the Sligh Family

“I wanted to share with you all the lovely experience I had with Mary Sligh, the widow of Willie Sligh whose portrait I did for the project. She saw that I had done a painting of her husband and sent me an email to thank me and tell me how much it meant to her and her family to remember Willie in this way. We exchanged emails and I gave her a print of the painting, then she sent me this picture of Willie’s son standing in front of his Dad’s painting at McMenamins! What a great validation of how the Bothell project (as well as all McMenamins) has and will continue to touch so many people!”

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Come Out for Art Pub at the Mission

History Pub. Classical Pub. Paranormal Pub. And now Art Pub. The Pacific Northwest is rich with artistic culture and legacy – to name just a few, glass artist Dale Chihuly, figurative abstractionist Mark Rothko, cartoonist Matt Groening, modern dancer Bonnie Bird (from Bothell, WA, and a classmate of another famous dancer, Merce Cunningham, who was from Centralia, WA).

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The Remarkable Ben McAdoo of Bothell and Beyond

Today a remarkable life is given a deserving spotlight, Benjamin F. McAdoo, Jr. He was an innovative, award-winning architect who helped design the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, a leading Seattle Civil Rights leader, and friend of the first ambassadors from the first independent Black African nation. During his most active professional years, Ben McAdoo and his wife lived in Bothell and their kids attended Anderson School! A guest room at McMenamins Anderson School is named in his honor and below is the write-up that celebrates his far-reaching achievements.

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Remember That Time…

It was Thursday, May 29, 2008. Former Mission manager Mike Wyant recalled recently:

“We sold around 150 tickets. Capacity was 400. She was a very sweet woman and blew us all away with her voice. I remember the cleaning crew was there and her bass player asked if they could have a closed sound check. I said no because we didn’t have a place to send the cleaners.”

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