Category: Christina Butcher

Molsky's Mountain Drifters

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters at Nova Middle School

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS What happens when you mix a well-established fiddler with the best next-generation, traditional-music players you can find? You get...

The Heartsparkle Players

A Commitment to Collaboration

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Holding collaborative, public performances for decades is a noteworthy feat for any organization, but for The Heartsparkle Players,...

Lord Franzannian Royal Olympian Spectacular Vaudeville Show

Lord Franzannian Royal Olympian Spectacular Vaudeville Show

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Hold on to your seats, Olympia, because the Lord Franzannian Royal Olympian Spectacular Vaudeville Show is back, and it’s slated to...

Amy Solomon-Minarchi

Amy Solomon-Minarchi at Fall Arts Walk 2017

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Olympia poet Laureate Amy Solomon-Minarchi is doing everything she can to change the perception of poetry as a stuffy, elitist art...

Mariella Luz

Mariella Luz at Fall Arts Walk 2017

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS In any community you’ll find people like Mariella Luz, who not only participate in the arts but actively support them. She does so...

Random Acts of Dance Collective at Arts Walk

by Christina Butcher and Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Olympia Arts Walk is a celebration of the visual arts, but it’s also an opportunity to demonstrate the physicality of...

Gaelic Storm

A Gaelic Storm Is Coming

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Few bands can boast having over 3,000 live performances under their belt. Gaelic Storm, on the other hand, can do exactly that, and the...

Matthew Randazzo V

Olympia Author Brings Mobster Back to Life

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Were there really mob bosses in the sleepy city of Des Moines, Iowa? According to Matthew Randazzo V, a true-crime author and leading...

painting by Susan Christian (detail)

Susan Christian, Post Salon Refu

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Many Olympians know Susan Christian as the former owner of gallery Salon Refu, rather than as a lifelong artist and painter. But truth...

Amy Solomon-Minarchi

Bus Stop Poetry

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Bus stops are not very interesting places. Because of that, most of us spend our time at bus stops with our heads buried in a book,...