Alumni Panel

    Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM until 2:00 PMPacific Daylight Time

    Featured Alumni for April 18:

      Josh Rawlings, Music, 2005
    Josh Rawlings is one of most sought after performing and studio musicians in the Pacific Northwest today. Rolling Stone described his piano playing on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Billboard Top-20 Single “Downtown” as a “bombastic, theatrical piano breakdown.” He’s also the featured pianist on their powerful single “Same Love.” Josh has toured throughout the United States and Europe with Macklemore, emerging Soul/R&B sensation Allen Stone and performed with numerous groups including NW favorite super group Industrial Revelation. Josh is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts and is currently active as a Producer, Studio Musician and Songwriter living with his wife and 3 children in Kingston, WA.
    Josh's Website

      Heather Hart,  Fine Art, 1998
    Heather Hart, based in Brooklyn, is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the power in thresholds, questioning dominant narratives, and creating alternatives to them through viewer activation. She was awarded grants from Anonymous Was A Woman, the Graham Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation, NYFA, and Harpo Foundation. Hart co-founded Black Lunch Table in 2005 and has won a Creative Capital award, Wikimedia Foundation grants and an Andy Warhol Foundation of Art grant with that project. Her work has been exhibited at the Queens Museum, Storm King Art Center, The Kohler Art Center, NCMA, Eastern Illinois University, Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and University of Toronto, Scarborough among others. Hart is a lecturer at Mason Gross School for Art + Design and a trustee at Storm King Art Center. She works with Davidson Gallery in New York and studied at Skowhegan, Whitney ISP, Cornish College of the Arts, Princeton University and received her MFA from Rutgers University.
    Heather's Website

      Sien Mendez,  Theater, 2019

    Sien Mendez (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, mental health advocate, and cat parent based in Duwamish territory (aka Seattle) Their work celebrates the joys of all of their identities as a puerto rican, queer, chronically ill, mentally ill, and Very Funny individual. As an artist, they have been seen as an actor, playwright, and dramaturg at such theaters as Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Public Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, WITNESS, Macha Theatre Works, Cornish College of the Arts, The Scratch, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Mirror Stage. They are an ensemble member and associate casting director at Washington Ensemble Theatre as well as a teaching artist at Dandylyon Drama. Sien is also a visual artist, illustrator, poet, and aspiring mental health counselor+art therapist. They are a Co-Lead of the Migrant Pantry at WashMasks, a mutual aid on a mission to collect and distribute masks, food, and supplies to migrant communities we work and live within (find more about how you can help at They are forever grateful to everyone they have picked up along the way who make up the most beautiful community of artists, activists, and friends. 
    Sien's Website

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