Archive for 'Weekly Art Hit'
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
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
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
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
If you’ve visited Seattle Center on a hot summer day you’ve likely seen kids playing in the water at Everett Dupen’s Fountain of Creation (1962) at Seattle Center. Or you may have seen people sitting by the fountain in quiet contemplation during the cooler months of the year. The Fountain of Creation[More]
Posted: March 29th, 2013 under Art Beat, Weekly Art Hit.
It's the 40th anniversary of the city's public art program, and we're celebrating! Weekly Art Hit is featuring artworks every week from the '70s, '80s, '90s and 2000s. Learn about older artworks, lesser-known artworks, and find new information on pieces you know and love. The city established its 1% for Art program[More]
Posted: March 15th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: 1% for Art program, 40th anniversary, artwork, Black Sun, Isamu Noguchi, Public Art, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park
With the dedication of South Park Vortex by Horatio Law coming up this Saturday, we thought we’d feature another public artwork in South Park - The Unified Playing Field Theory (1989) by Ginny Ruffner. The artwork at South Park Community Center was one of the earliest design team projects in which the[More]
Posted: February 28th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: artwork, Ginny Ruffner, Public Art, South Park, The Unified Playing Field Theory
In honor of February as Black History Month, we’re featuring Troy Miles’ series of decals on signal boxes – metal boxes at intersections with traffic lights – in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood. In 2010, Seattle graphic artist and Central District resident Miles designed three unique decals—Inside, Straight Out the CD and Jackson[More]
Posted: February 21st, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: Central District, Decals, Inside, Jackson Street Jazz, signal boxes, Straight Out the CD, Troy Miles