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Mela Gaskins Butcher, American Poet. Secretary Seattle Art Museum Contemporary Arts Council Executive Committee since 1997.

Background

Butcher, Mela Gaskins was born on October 28, 1959 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Lawrence and Kathleen LaVonne (Johnson) Gaskins.

Education

Bachelor in Writing, English Literature, University Washington, Seattle, 1989.

Career

Poet, author, Seattle, since 1970; volunteer, Sacred Heart Shelter, Seattle, 1978-1992; volunteer, Partners in Caring, Seattle, 1992-1996; volunteer, fund raiser, Youthworks, Seattle, 1991-1994. Executive Committee secretary Contemporary Arts Council Seattle Art Museum, since 1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (poetry) Love and Other Death-Defying Acts, 1998, (book) Lies and Legends of Las Vegas, 1997.

Membership

Secretary Seattle Art Museum Contemporary Arts Council Executive Committee since 1997.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, yoga, travel, music.

Connections

1 child, Luke Butcher.

father:
Lawrence Gaskins

mother:
Kathleen LaVonne (Johnson) Gaskins

child:
Luke Butcher