[Updated June 8, 2010 to reflect new date of art dedication at Salmon Bay Natural Area]
On June 12, we’ll dedicate Thornton Creek, a new artwork by Los Angeles artist Stephen Glassman, 1 to 3 p.m., at the public opening of Lake City’s new Fire Station 39. The station is located at 2806 NE 127th St.
Glassman’s Thornton Creek is a 28-foot-tall, free-standing steel sculpture located in the rain garden of Fire Station 39. The artwork serves as a rainwater delivery system moving runoff from the station’s roof to an underground cistern. Jason Huff, public art project manager, will present a talk about Glassman’s artwork at 2:15 p.m. The artwork was commissioned with Seattle’s Department of Finance and Administrative Service’s Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy 1% for Art funds.
Join us to celebrate A Salish Welcome by Seattle artist Marvin Oliver at Salmon Bay Natural Area, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 17. Salmon Bay Natural Area is located along Ballard’s shoreline at 3419 N.W. 54th St., next to the canal.
A Salish Welcome features a monumental bronze welcome figure draped in a Salish ceremonial robe and holding an aluminum disk that represents the life cycle of Pacific salmon. Oliver will answer questions and greet guests at the dedication. Cecile Hanson, chair of the Duwamish Tribe, will perform a ceremonial blessing followed by a performance by Duwamish dance group TilibSedeb. The artwork was funded by Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art funds and Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Funds.
Image: Stephen Glassman, Thornton Creek (detail), 2010, located at Fire Station 39 in Lake City. Photo by Jason Huff.