Melissa Hines

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At the 2006 Mayor's Arts Awards.

We were saddened to learn of the passing of a good friend of the Film Forum, Melissa Hines. The Mayor’s Office has released a full statement about her life and work that I encourage you to read. A couple of paragraphs:

For the past seven years, Melissa directed the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ funding programs and led our arts education initiative. Previously, she dedicated 23 years of her career to The Empty Space Theatre.

Melissa passed away April 8 from leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. She was 63.

In all, she gave over three decades of her life to the arts in Seattle. She will be missed.


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