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Celebrate new artwork at Westcrest Park Dedication

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Westcrest Park
9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle, 98106
This event is free

boyer_flyers5Please join us as we celebrate David Boyer’s new public artwork, Flyers, as part of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s community celebration at Westcrest Park’s new park space in the Highland Park neighborhood.

Flyers, a new artwork by David Boyer, consists of 15 bird- and plane-like kinetic sculptures mounted on steel poles. Grouped in three locations around the park, the sculptures will move to face the wind and the articulated tails will pivot as the wind blows. Boyer’s inspiration for Flyers comes from airplanes in the SeaTac flight path and birds in the Duwamish Greenbelt. His artwork was placed in the new park space in Westcrest Park created by covering the West Seattle Reservoir. The artist worked with Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Parks and Recreation and local community members to develop the wind-driven artwork.

Getting there: Limited parking in the park and area streets is available. The site is accessible by King County Metro Transit route 131.

Flyers was commissioned with Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Parks and Green Spaces Levy 1% for Art funds.

Image: Flyers, powder coated steel and stainless steel, 2014. Photo: Jason Huff