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Artwork to be dedicated at opening of Hawthorne Hills fire station

Join us to dedicate a new artwork at the grand opening of  Fire Station 38 in Seattle’s Hawthorne Hills neighborhood, March 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mel Katz installed Alex, Michael, Harold earlier this month. The artwork consists of three abstract, painted aluminum sculptures that resemble small trees. Katz designed the artwork to create a colorful counterpoint to the straight lines of the building and to playfully mimic the adjacent row of columnar trees. The fire station is located at 4004 N.E. 55th St. The artwork is on 40th Avenue Northeast at Northeast 55th Street.

Mel Katz is a Portland, Ore.-based artist whose designs originate from an interest in overlapping organic and geometric shapes. His artwork has been featured in one-person exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, Portland State University and Washington State University. His commissions for public artworks include projects for Southern Oregon University; the city of Bend, Ore.; and the Washington County Justice Center in Hillsboro, Ore.

The project was funded with Department of Finance and Administrative Services Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.