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Office to dedicate artwork for downtown construction fence

Celebrate eight artists’ works installed on the fence surrounding the Civic Square construction site in downtown Seattle. The Office will host a a dedication with remarks at 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the Seattle City Hall lobby, located at 600 Fourth Ave. A tour around the fence to view the artwork will begin at 5:45 p.m.

The Civic Square site is located between Third and Fourth avenues and Cherry and James streets. The five-foot-high by 10-foot-wide panels will be on view for approximately one year.

The artists are Laura Castellanos, Anna Mia Davidson, John Fleming, Mark LaFalce, Maria Olga Meneses, Scott Schuldt, Kate Sweeney and Patrice Tullai.

A panel of art professionals, including representatives from the Seattle City Council, Department of Finance and Administrative Services and Triad Development Inc., selected the artists from a pool of 62 applicants. The panel selected two or more artworks by each artist, for a total of 24 pieces. Funding for the Civic Square temporary artwork program is provided by Triad Development Inc.

Also taking place 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, in City Hall lobby is the artist reception for Postscripts from the EDGE, an exhibition of more than 30 artworks by 13 graduates of the Artist Trust EDGE Program. Postscripts from the Edge will be on view Nov. 3 through Jan. 4, 2011, at City Hall.

Image: Mark LaFalce, I-695 Commuters, 5′ x 10″. A visual commentary on the need for more public transportation. Photo by Art & Soul Photo.