Not long after the Stranger Arts Gossip Squad received rumors of cuts and a layoff at the important arts institution Photo Center Northwest (its executive director Michelle Dunn Marsh, however, neither confirmed or denied these rumors but instead spoke of "restructuring"), I received an email announcing what appears to be deep cuts in the organization's public operating hours:

We are excited to welcome 2014 with you, join us for new conversations; programs on book publishing,new media, and with Leica; and new hours of operation. We look forward to seeing you in classes, public programs, and in the labs. Our new hours, starting January 5, 2014 are as follows:

Tuesday–Friday 12:00pm–9:30pm
Saturday 12:00pm–6:00pm
Sunday & Monday closed to the public

These are the hours currently posted on PCN's website:


Monday-Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday-Sun 12:00pm-8:00pm

I'm not sure why there's excitement about the new hours.