At the Central Library, you don’t even need to open a book to find all sorts of written text. Ann Hamilton’s LEW Wood Floor (2004) is composed of sentences in 11 different languages, welcoming all visitors to the library. As a continuous tactile field, the wood floor consists of 556 lines of [More]
The Cost of Being an Artist "Artist and musician David Byrne recently wrote that the cultural life of New York City had been “usurped by the top 1 percent,” implying that our society’s emphasis on the bottom line has compromised our humanist sensibilities. With soaring housing and health care costs, and a [More]
In a Rediscovered Trove of Art, a Triumph Over the Nazis’ Will "Otto Dix, in a half-light, glowers from a self-portrait, jaw set, puffing on a cigar, looking infuriated. “What took so long?” he seems to ask, youthful as ever. They keep coming back, these works of art lost to the Nazis, like [More]
Posted: November 7th, 2013 under Art Beat.
It’s no secret that Seattle, the “Emerald City,” is known for being green – from the environmentalism to the sheer color of the landscape. What one might not know is that grass, plants, and everything green can be found even in the most unlikely of places, including incorporated on the walls of [More]
Artists – want more info about affordable healthcare? A few weeks ago, on October 14th, the Office of Arts & Culture hosted a session to answer any questions and explain changes to the way healthcare will work. Because we know not everyone could come, and because registration filled up so fast, we [More]
Posted: November 4th, 2013 under Art Beat.
Imagine walking through a forest when you notice glowing snakes up in the trees, gnarled roots at your feet, and the syncopated beats of rain as water hits the ground around you – I’d say that’s a great start to a very spooky Halloween story! If you visit the Cedar River Watershed [More]
A Million Bucks to Art on the Waterfront "Thanks to Seattle's public art law, part of the construction budget to rebuild the massive Elliott Bay Seawall will pay for a million-dollar art commission. This is the biggest-budget public art commission ever in Seattle, by several hundred thousand dollars, according to city spokeswoman [More]
On Wednesday, December 4, Coll Thrush will give a talk at the Olympic Sculpture park at 7 pm. The talk will be on representations of indigenous life in Seattle’s civic imagery, art and monuments, and look at issues raised by the use of First Nations icons in the Vancouver Olympics of 2010. [More]
Recently in Jackson Park, people have been reporting that they have seen something new to the landscape – a new type of plant, perhaps? Some are as tall as trees, some lay on the ground, but all have beautiful, intricate leaves, which appear to be hand cut by an artist. Oh wait, [More]
In June of this year, our office put out a call for a sound artist to create an integrated, sound-based artwork on the Elliott Bay waterfront. The call was in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation as part of the redevelopment of Seattle’s Central Waterfront and is one of a series [More]