Archive for 'Public Art'
If you’ve taken advantage of Seattle’s beautiful summer days by taking a dip at Green Lake Community Center’s Evans Pool, you’ve seen Seven Figures (1989) by artists Ann Troutner and Paul Marioni on the north wall of the pool. Evans Pool is one of the most heavily used public swimming pools in[More]
Posted: May 16th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: Ann Troutner, artworks, Evans Pool, Greenlake Community Center, Paul Marioni, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit
Check out Portland, Ore. artist Adam Kuby’s artwork Hydro-Bio-Geo at the celebration for the completion of Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) Madison Valley Stormwater Project. Join city of Seattle elected officials, SPU staff and community members at Washington Park to celebrate the completion of the project, take a self-guided tour of the new[More]
Posted: May 16th, 2013 under Art Beat, Events, Public Art.
Tags: Adam Kuby, artwork, Hydro-Bio-Geo, Madison Park, Madison Valley, Madison Valley Stormwater Project, Public Art, stormwater
If you’re near Seattle City Light’s Canal Street facility at Northwest 45th Street and Sixth Avenue Northwest, especially at dusk or later, you’ll see some of the “activities” happening inside through the softly glowing windows. Six back-lit silhouettes in the large upper-story windows are part of Barbara Noah’s artwork Forms of Power,[More]
Posted: May 9th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: artwork, Barbara Noah, Forms of Power, public artwork, Weekly Art Hit
Here come the ’80s! Weekly Art Hit has featured artworks from the ’70s to celebrate our public art program’s 40th anniversary, and now we move on to the next decade with Black Lightning, created by Ronald Bladen in 1981. The artwork was a collaborative project of the Seattle Arts Commission and Seattle Center,[More]
Posted: May 3rd, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: '80s, artwork, Black Lightning, Public Art, Ronald Bladen, Weekly Art Hit
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) will present an exhibition of two different employee development projects sponsored by the Seattle Police Foundation, on view at City Hall May 2 through June 28. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at City Hall. Technological Transitions:[More]
Posted: May 2nd, 2013 under Art Beat, Gallery, Public Art.
Tags: City Hall Gallery, portraits, Seattle Metropolitan Museum, Seattle Police Department, Seattle Police Foundation, SPD
In 1972, when the Seattle Arts Commission was only one year old, Ted Jonsson answered our agency’s call for a work of art involving a great quantity of water—one that uses water as the primary sculptural element. In 1975, Jonsson created Chimera, a fountain artwork that continues to fascinate us today with[More]
Posted: April 26th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: artwork, Chimera, Public Art, public art collection, Ted Jonsson
Happy Earth Day, folks! To celebrate, the beloved "Parking Squid" bicycle rack at Seattle Center has found a new long-term residence at the base of the Pike Street Hill Climb directly across from the Seattle Aquarium on Alaskan Way. "Parking Squid" will offer accessible bicycle parking along the Central Waterfront. This functional[More]
Posted: April 22nd, 2013 under Art Beat, Events, Public Art.
Tags: bicycle rack, Parking Squid, Public Art, Susan Robb, sustainability
James Wehn’s near-life-size historic bronze statue of Chief Seattle, the city’s namesake, invites visitors to sit by the fountain pool in downtown Seattle’s Tilikum Place Park and ponder the history of the city and sculpture. In the early 1900s, during the first stage of the Denny Hill Regrade, the city street improvement[More]
Posted: April 17th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: Chief Seattle, James When, sculpture, Weekly Art Hit
While wandering around Pioneer Square, you’ve probably seen the 50-foot carved cedar Seattle Totem Pole standing in the southwest corner of Pioneer Place Park. The totem was created in Alaska in 1940 by native carvers of the Kyan and Kinninook Indian families. The pole was part of a Civilian Conservation Corps[More]
Posted: April 4th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: artwork, Pioneer Square, Public Art, Seattle Totem Pole, totem, Weekly Art Hit
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) recently purchased 12 artworks by eight Native American artists for its Portable Works Collection. The recent purchase, along with eight other artworks by six Native American from a previous purchase, will be on view at the Seattle Municipal Tower in the exhibition Native American Artwork in Seattle Public[More]
Posted: April 3rd, 2013 under Art Beat, Gallery, Public Art.
Tags: Native American artists, Native American artwork, Native American Artwork in Seattle Public Utilities' Collection, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, Seattle Public Utilities