Artist panel on sustainability at Seattle Center’s The Next Fifty, April 22
Artists Adam Frank, Mandy Greer and Stacy Levy will each present temporary artworks that address environmental sustainability for The Next Fifty, the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1962 World’s Fair. Hear the artists talk about their artworks at a panel discussion for The Next Fifty’s Earth Day Celebration, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 22, Seattle Center’s Center House, Conference Room H.
Julie Parret, landscape architect, Seattle Design Commissioner and member of the Seattle Arts Commission’s Public Art Advisory Committee, will moderate the panel.
Frank’s CURRENT is a real-time map of Seattle’s hydroelectric generation and energy use. The approximately 45-foot-wide by 30-foot-tall mural will be projected directly on the interior north face of Seattle Center’s Center House, April 21 through June 4.
Greer will create the 250-foot crocheted artwork Mater Matrix Mother and Medium and attach it to trees and columns, creating a “river” that sits seven to 15 feet off the ground. The evolving artwork will be on view April 21 through May 31 at Seattle Center’s DuPen Fountain and Alki Courtyard.
Levy’s Straw Garden: from Wattle to Watershed will be composed of wattles—tightly wrapped straw and coir cylinders and mats that aid in re-vegetation and erosion control—arranged in formal garden formations. The sculpture will morph into patterns that resemble water as it moves across the landscape. The artwork will change throughout The Next Fifty, April 21 through Oct. 21, at Seattle Center’s Broad Street Green.
Read more about these artworks and other artworks/performances at The Next Fifty here.
Limited parking is available in Seattle Center area pay lots. The site is accessible by bus or bike.
Frank’s Current is commissioned with Seattle City Light 1% for Art funds. Greer’s Mater Matrix Mother and Medium and Levy’s Straw Garden: from Wattle to Watershed are commissioned with Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art funds.
Image: Mandy Greer, Mater Matrix Mother and Medium, 2009, fiber. Located at Camp Long in West Seattle. Photo by the artist.
Video of SAM panel on future of public space streaming online
Missed Seattle Art Museum’s recent panel on the “Future of Public Space” at Olympic Sculpture Park? Watch the Seattle Channel video:
The panel asked questions such as “who is the ‘public’ in public space?” and “how can public spaces become more sustainable?” The conversation also touched on the Seattle Center’s recent international urban design contest for public space at the center.
Panelists included Seattle Arts Commissioner Michael Seiwerath, the executive director of Capitol Hill Housing Foundation; Margaret O’Mara, historian with the Department of History, University of Washington; and Julie Parrett, landscape architect. Marcie Sillman of KUOW 94.9 FM moderated the panel.
The discussion was part of SAM’s Art and Environment series. The event was sponsored by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and presented in close collaboration with AIA Seattle, Seattle Center, and the University of Washington College of Built Environments.
SAM hosts talk on the future of public space, March 15
Who is the “public” in public space? How can public spaces become more sustainable? Do public spaces need to accommodate protest? Seattle Art Museum (SAM) will host a panel discussion on the future of public space, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 15, at Olympic Sculpture Park’s PACCAR Pavilion.
The panel will discuss the recent article “The Future of Public Space: Evolution and Revolution“, featured on the American Society of Landscape Architects’ blog The Dirt, and an international design ideas competition about public space launched by Seattle Center and AIA Seattle.
Panelists are Margaret O’Mara, historian with the Department of History, University of Washington; Julie Parrett, landscape architect; and Michael Seiwerath, executive director of Capitol Hill Housing Foundation and a Seattle Arts Commissioner. Marcie Sillman of KUOW 94.9 FM will moderate the panel.
The discussion is part of SAM’s Art and Environment series. The event is presented in close collaboration with AIA Seattle, Seattle Center, and the University of Washington College of Built Environments, and is sponsored by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
Light refreshments will be served. The event is free but registration is required. RSVP here.
Watch a video of panel discussion on race, class & environment online
We recently partnered with Seattle Art Museum (SAM) and the Cascade Land Conservancy to present a panel discussion exploring the intersections of race, class and the environment at the Olympic Sculpture Park’s PACCAR Pavilion.
Missed the talk? You can watch the video here.
The discussion covered topics including how diversity shapes a livable, urban environment; how artists and environmentalists promote diversity; and how they help to define what diversity means in Seattle. The event was part of SAM’s Art and the Environment series.
Choreographer and Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theater Donald Byrd moderated the discussion with panelists Dr. Sharon E. Sutton, professor of architecture and urban design at the University of Washington; Eddie Hill, farms program manager at Seattle Tilth and former director of Creatives4Community; Julie Nelson, director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights and Tracy Rector, executive director and co-founder of Longhouse Media and Native Lens.
Join us for a panel discussion on art and the environment
You’re invited to join SAM, the Cascade Land Conservancy, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs on September 23 for a panel discussion exploring the intersection of art, culture, and the environment.
The panel will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at PACCAR Pavilion in the Olympic Sculpture Park. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by September 22.
Donald Byrd, choreographer and Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theater, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include local developer Ron Sher; the Executive Director of 4Culture, Jim Kelly; and Dr. Susan Enfield, Chief Academic Officer of Seattle Public Schools.
Click here to register online.