Leonardo Da Vinci Bridge Project

Vebjorn Sand

In 1501 Leonardo da Vinci designed a bridge to span the Golden Horn inlet between present-day Istanbul and Pera, Turkey. The bridge plan was part of a larger public works project presented to Sultan Bejazet II in 1502.

A true Italian Renaissance man, da Vinci (1452-1519), remains one of the most famous artists, architects, engineers, scientists, naturalists and inventors from his or any other generation

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Leonardo Da Vinci Bridge

From Within Academy

M. Subhashini Vijay Santhanam

From Within Academy was founded in February 2003 BY M. Subhashini Vijay Santhanam to provide high-quality education and training in the Classical Indian dance called Bharatanatyam. A 2,000 year-old art form that originated in the temples of South India, and evolved during the Sangam Age (500 B.C. to 500 A.D.), Bharatanatyam has enjoyed a resurgence in the early part of this century.

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Santhanamm Dancers

Celtic Arts Foundation

Cultural events production

The Celtic Arts Foundation (CAF) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that produces events in King County and around the Puget Sound region. Established in 1997 to “sponsor, encourage and promote Celtic culture through events and educational activities,” CAF is best known in King County for presenting the annual Mastery of Scottish Arts concert held at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. This concert features 14 of the world’s finest bagpipers, drummers and fiddlers from Scotland and Canada.

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Celtic Arts Foundation

In Between the Raindrops

Jazz Legends

“In Between the Raindrops,” is a feature-length video documentary project that pays tribute to a number of historical jazz figures (including Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, and others) who got their start in Seattle during the 40’s.

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Quincy Jones

Tiffany Lin

Tiffany Lin plays pianos and toy pianos. An intrepid performer and artist, her projects have ranged from traditional performances on piano and toy pianos to installations featuring re-constructed pianos. Born in Tainan, Taiwan and raised in the Central Valley of …

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Joyce Paul Siamak

Dancer, choreographer & anthropologist Joyce Paul Siamak, has been creating movement for the stage and street theatre since 1986. Born in New Delhi, India and now a native of Redmond, WA, Joyce began her dancing career inspired by the dancers …

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Joyce Paul Siamak

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Serving the Seattle community and beyond since 1967, Allied Arts Foundation provides support to artists for the enrichment of the local and national cultural experience. AAF nurtures emerging artists and arts groups through fiscal sponsorship on an ongoing and by-project basis, and makes direct grants to artists for projects of merit. In addition to its sponsorship programs, the Robert Jackson Block High School Awards for Exceptional Achievement are presented annually thanks to a financial contribution made to the foundation by its founder, Robert Jackson Block.

Allied Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 public nonprofit tax exempt organization of the State of Washington. Contributions to AAF are tax deductible as allowable by law.

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