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Artwork to be dedicated at new West Seattle fire station, Dec. 4

The Office and the Seattle Fire Department invite you to celebrate the dedication of West Seattle’s new Fire Station 37 and Pete Beeman’s Lifter, a site-specific, 26-foot sculpture. Fire Station 37 is at 7700 35th Avenue S.W. The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4. Come by and tour the new station; talk with the artist; scoop up exciting door prizes; and enjoy special activities for kids, including face painting. Food and drinks will be served.

Lifter is a 26-foot-tall sculpture with a kinetic feature that allows passersby to interact with the sculpture. The sculpture features two sets of arms that are activated at the base. As the user turns the crank, the arms of the sculpture rise and fall slowly. The artwork is inspired by the role of fire fighters and the hope they give to the community.

Lifter is commissioned with Department of Finance and Administrative Services Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office. The dedication is jointly sponsored by the Seattle Fire Department and IAFF Local 27.

For more information, contact Stephanie Beechem, (206) 684-5962.

Image: Peter Beeman, Lifter (detail), 2010, permanently sited at Fire Station 37 in West Seattle. Photo by Jason Huff.