Spider Kedelsky

Spider Kedelsky is a former choreographer, performing arts producer, and a co-founder of Town Hall Seattle.

A Nation at Odds

Although a civil war of sorts in this country is already underway, I hope there is time to avert the potential horrors, bloodshed, and civic rupture of a real civil war.

The Great Chipotle Debacle: Influencer Culture Run Amok

Was Chipotle guilty of a skimpy-servings scandal? Enter the Tik Tok Influencers to make things worse.

What Happened: How Did I Ever Get to Be 80?

Small victories against those who would mock the old are very welcome, if few and far between.

Now What? Reflections on Israel and the Palestinians

Over my life I have witnessed a doughty little country born after the fires of the Holocaust become a pariah now itself accused of genocide. 

On the Houseboat: Tending to Geese and Ducks

Canada geese are devoted partners and mate for life. While the female sits on her eggs, the male patrols his turf, ready to do battle with those who might threaten the tranquility of their temporary digs.  

The Art of Ikat: Seattle Art Museum Makes the Case

Ikat is a labor-intensive weaving technique employed in disparate world cultures. It entails an arduous process of dying small groups of threads different colors.

Memories of Martin Luther King and the Pentagon Protest March

I learned many years later that King and Malcolm X briefly spoke with each other that day when I saw them at the Senate, after each had departed the gallery. It was the first and only time these two young men, champions of human rights, were to meet. 

Letter from Santa Fe: The “City Different”

Santa Fe is a unique and bewitching place, rich with cultural amenities, surrounded by stunning countryside and with lots of progressive thinking. It's a place where one can make friends easily, receive more types of alternative health treatments than ever imagined, and feast on the famed regional cuisine.

Seattle’s New Gem of a Waterfront Park

Perhaps my favorite element are the very comfortable bright yellow metal chairs that are placed around the site in discrete and aesthetically pleasing arrangements. The pier is also painted yellow. All this provides a note of dash and wit to the enterprise.

Making Do and Making Art During the Covid Sabbatical

The keys to adapting to the pandemic are to complete unfinished tasks, to make Zoom work for you, to solve problems, and to keep creating and displaying art.