• Art Show Opens For Two-Month Stay at Aberdeen Library

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – An art show entitled “Visual Stories” featuring the works of Robert Hunter will open Wednesday, December 1, 2010 and run through January 31, 2011 at the Aberdeen Timberland Library.


    An artist’s reception will be held December 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery area at the Market Street entrance to the library.  Robert Hunter was a visual arts instructor at Aberdeen High School (AHS) from 1979 until 2005.  His awards include a fellowship to the Rhode Island School of Design, The Governor’s Centennial Award, The Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Education, and the first instructor to be recognized by the Renaissance Program at AHS as “Teacher of the Month.” 

    The art show features new abstract paintings and photo montages begun over a year ago by Mr. Hunter.

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  • Kurt Cobain Monument Cleans Up in Aberdeen

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – An agreement has been reached on a controversial Kurt Cobain plaque that featured a four-letter word. City Councilwoman Kathy Hoder talked with Tori Kovach, and reached an agreement to block out the U, C, and K letters in the four lettered word.

    The Granite monument was recently added to the unofficial park in Cobain’s honor and featured 8 quotes from Cobain’s lyrics. One of which was an unedited version of "drugs are bad for you, they will *blank* you up".

     Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson told KBKW News that he plans to ask the Council to accept the sign with the new changes adding that "I think it’s great of Mr. Kovach to agree to work with the city. and to make it possible to have a nice area for [Kurt] to have a spot"

     After the City realized that the ‘park’ was not an offical city park, mayor Simpson moved the issue from the Parks Board to the Public works Department, which Hoder heads.

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  • Aberdeen could proclaim February 20th Kurt Cobain Day, Mayor still eyeing entire week

    The City of Aberdeen could soon celebrate “Kurt Cobain Day” on  February 20th, the birthday of the Nirvana frontman. Mayor Bill Simpson said earlier this month that he planned to bring a proclamation forward to celebrate not only Cobain’s birthday, but an entire week. The proclamation presented at Wednesday’s meeting says in part “Aberdeen residents may […]

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  • New mural planned for downtown Aberdeen to memorialize Kurt Cobain

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – A new mural in downtown Aberdeen will commemorate Kurt Cobain, and his time spent growing up on the harbor. Art Instructor at the Grays Harbor College Erik Sandgren spoke to the council last night “I’m really excited about doing this project for the City of Aberdeen, I think if it as being for the city even though it’s on private property.”
    Sandgren said the mural will be on the Wishkah street side of the Moore’s Interior building at the corner of Wishkah and Broadway streets in downtown Aberdeen.
    The Nirvana front man killed himself in 1994 at his home in Seattle.
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  • Kurt Cobain Art Teacher’s Art to be Featured at Aberdeen TRL

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – An Art show coming to the Aberdeen Timberland Regional Library December first will feature former Aberdeen High School Teacher Robert Hunter’s Visual Stories. The former art teacher of Kurt Kobain taugh at Aberdeen High from 1979 to 2005, and said that one piece, titled “The Legend of Kurt Cobain” is the only work he’s created on his former student. The show “Visual Stories” will run for two months at the Library, and Hunter says most of the pieces are for sale – with a percentage of sales to be donated to the Kurt Cobain Memorial Fund to assist in the building of a Grays Harbor Youth Center.

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  • Quigg Tours Cobain and Calder Exhibits at Seattle Art Museum

    A stroll down First Avenue in the heart of Seattle takes you by the Seattle Art Museum and the notable “Working Man” statue. A large poster gallery faces the avenue, featuring posters for current and coming exhibits. Recent posters are for exhibits on Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Kurt Cobain, and Pablo Picasso.

    In case you’re keeping score that’s two for Grays Harbor, one for Pittsburg, and one for Spain.

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