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
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
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
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
Check out Horatio Law’s new public artwork South Park Vortex, at the dedication, 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 2, at Marra-Desimone Park (Marra Farms) in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. The event will be at the northeast corner of Marra-Desimone Park at 533 South Director St., between Fifth Avenue South and Seventh[More]
Posted: February 27th, 2013 under Art Beat, Events, Public Art.
Tags: artwork, Horation Law, Public Art, South Park, South Park Vortex
In collaboration with Seattle Parks and Recreation (Parks), we're seeking two artists or artist teams to each create temporary, site-specific public art projects for downtown Seattle’s Westlake Park, located at 401 Pine St. The selected artists will create artworks that activate the park during summer 2013. The call is open to artists[More]
Posted: February 19th, 2013 under Art Beat, Calls for Artists, Public Art.
Tags: artwork, Calls for artists, parks, Public Art, Seattle Parks and Recreation, temporary artworks, Westlake Park
Happy Valentine’s Day, art lovers! Here’s Katherine Aoki’s print Truckin’ (ed. 9 of 20) from 2001, part of a themed series entitled The Construction of Modern Girlhood. The print is multiple-plate linoleum cut with watercolor detail. The allegorical series addresses the idea of “girl power.” Aoki received her M.F.A. in printmaking at[More]
Posted: February 14th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: artwork, Katherine Aoki, portable works collection, Public Art, Truckin