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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Genius of the Day

posted by on September 10 at 15:08 PM

Today’s 2008 Genius Award winner is our choice for Visual Arts, Wynne Greenwood. I was really happy and proud to vote for Greenwood this year because I’d seen her perform as Tracy + the Plastics many times and she is certainly some kind of mad genius:

Here is the beginning of Jen Graves’s profile of Greenwood. I’m in love with these four paragraphs:

In March, Wynne Greenwood was helping her mother organize the family house in Everett when she came across a letter she wrote in the second grade. It was a simple letter, written in pencil, and it was furious. “If you would only let me keep it in my room,” she wrote. “That lunch box was like a sister to me.”

Her mother had thrown away her lunch box in order to transition her twin daughters into carrying paper bags to school. Greenwood doesn’t remember writing the letter or leaving it for her mother to find.

Looking back now, Greenwood sees it as a watershed event. “I think it started like that,” she says.

She’s talking about her life as an artist.

The Genius Awards issue should be materializing on the streets of Seattle right about now-ish, and you should read the rest of the piece. It’s fascinating.

And you should also get ready for the Genius Awards Party, this Saturday at 9:00 p.m. in the Moore Theatre. It’s free, Greenwood will be there, and there will also be musical performances by James Pants and Dyme Def and Daedelus and Emerald City Soul Club. There will be booze, too. More information is here.

I’ll be at the Moore. Will you?

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that was really really bad.

Posted by ZWBush | September 10, 2008 3:38 PM

lunchbox: reuseable
paper bags: compostable.

lunchbox FTW.

Posted by max solomon | September 10, 2008 3:56 PM

she was 7, so shut the fuck up.

Wynne Greenwood is adorable.

There will be no dissent.

Posted by michael strangeways | September 10, 2008 4:00 PM

I second @1's opinion. I think Koko is a lot more deserving of recognition.


Posted by john cocktosin | September 10, 2008 4:43 PM

Koko would win in a write-in.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 10, 2008 11:10 PM

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