The delicate sound of more than 1,000 small, cast-iron wind chimes will fill the new Theater Commons at Seattle Center, June 15 through Sept. 15. “Windfall,” by Seattle artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, celebrates Theater Commons and will open at the dedication of the Seattle Center entry and open space, 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 15. Han and Mihalyo will give a tour of the artwork at 5 p.m.
“Windfall” invites visitors to slow down and explore Theater Commons’ tree-lined pedestrian corridor, terraced seating and adjacent Donnelly Gardens. Like the gardens, the artwork honors the contributions of late civic arts leader Peter Donnelly. Theater Commons is a sustainably landscaped entry to the center’s campus located along Second Avenue North between Mercer Street and August Wilson Way. The space was created in collaboration with Seattle Repertory Theatre and Intiman Theatre.
Save the date for closing events for “Windfall,” 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 17, at Theater Commons. Meet the artists, take a bell, and take away a memory of the inauguration of this new open space.
“Windfall” was commissioned with Seattle Center 1% for Art funds administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
Image: Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, Windfall [proposal], 2010. Photo by Lead Pencil Studio.