Celebrate the dedication of Fire Station 6 and the artwork The Call by Steve Gardner at an open house, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 16. The station is in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. Gardner will be present to talk about his artwork. Visitors can also tour the new fire station and meet the local fire fighters.
The Call is a mural of aluminum and cast glass on the façade of the fire station. The artwork is inspired by the energy of the firefighters’ response to an emergency. Images of water and fire surge out of the mural alongside bolts of lightning—an early icon of the original Fire Station 6. The bolts are a symbol of the strength, speed and power that characterize the firefighters’ service to the community.
IMAGES: Steve Gardner, The Call, 2012. Located at Fire Station 6 in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood. Photos by Kelly Pajek.