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Heaven and Earth III: Sculptures Return to Carkeek Park

Many of you recall last year’s Heaven and Earth installation at Carkeek Park. The show was a great way to view man-made art in a natural setting. This year’s show: Heaven and Earth III, Cycles of Return will run from July 9th to October 9th 2011. It also includes a satellite installation at Point Shilshole Beach.

Heaven & Earth III: Cycles of Return

According to the Save Carkeek Park blog:

A walking tour of Carkeek’s “Heaven and Earth 3″ takes about an hour and a half.  Some works can be seen in less time, including a variety visible from the access road.

See lots more information plus links to the prior two installations at the Heaven And Earth website.

Artist needed for Burke Gilman Trail art work

The City of Seattle is looking for an artist or team of artists to create two to five art works along the Burke Gilman Trail.  The commission is for up to $80,000.  Applications are due August 1st, 2011. The full text from the press release:

City seeks artist for Burke-Gilman Trail artwork project
Outdoor artwork to be installed at two to five points along the trail

SEATTLE- The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to develop a permanent, multi-site outdoor artwork at two to five select points along the Burke-Gilman Trail. Each part of the installation will enliven its location on the trail and collectively create a larger cohesive artwork.

The artwork will identify the trail as a connector through the city and add an element of discovery to peoples’ experience on the trail. The artist will coordinate with staff at SDOT, Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation and the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs to select sites and develop the artwork.

The call is open to artists residing in Washington state. All members of an artist team must reside in Washington. The budget is $80,000, inclusive of all costs to design, fabricate and install artwork. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1. A link to the online application is available at www.seattle.gov/arts.

Developed on the site of the former Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway, the Burke-Gilman Trail was one of the first “rail trails” developed in the United States. The original 12.1 miles of the trail were dedicated in 1978.  At 13.9 miles within the city today, The Burke-Gilman Trail is a popular corridor used for both recreational and commuter purposes. More than 3,000 cyclists per day have been counted on the trail during the warm-weather months.

The trail traverses a diverse section of Seattle.  Along the trail’s route are residential areas; the University of Washington; views of Lake Union, the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Puget Sound; and industrial and maritime areas.  SDOT recently extended the trail from Fremont to Golden Gardens Park, ending with a dramatic view of the sound.  Beyond the Seattle city limits, the trail connects to the Sammamish River Trail as part of the King County Trail System.

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in communities throughout Seattle.  The 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council, supports the city agency.

2011 Crown Hill Business Directory

In your mailbox in the last few days was an issue of a newspaper The Journal. Included inside the issue was the invaluable 2011 Crown Hill Business Directory. The directory is published by the Crown Hill Business Association, and includes listings for nearly all Crown Hill Businesses.

Crown Hill Business Directory 2011

Didn’t get yours? Or maybe it went straight to the recycle bin? No worries, there are two options to get your very own: 1) get it electronically from: crownhillbusiness.org; or 2) drop by Cassandra Peterson’s office at 8327 15th Ave NW during business hours.

These businesses are part of our local community. Please support our local businesses who invest in the neighborhood.

The striking cover art was created by Crown Hill’s own Cynthia Burrell who was inspired by the sculptures at Home and Garden Art:

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Crown Hill Arts Festival, November 13th, 2010

Crown Hill Arts Festival 2010
Crown Hill Arts Festival 2010

November 13, 2010

Admission is FREE!

The Crown Hill Center
is proud to present the 2010 Crown Hill Arts Festival!

Doors open at 6:30pm

Stroll the Artwalk and enjoy paintings and photography from local artists. Local community groups and building tenants will have information tables in the hallway.

View amazing performances including yoga, flamenco and ballet.

Beer Garden
Listen to live music, drink a beer or glass of wine and eat yummy appetizers donated by Honey, I’m Home Catering.

Instant Wine Cellar Raffle
the Arts Festival by buying raffle tickets for an Instant Wine Cellar!

For the Kids
Childcare by donation from 6:30 – 9:30pm provided by Small Faces Child Development Center.

9250 14th Ave. NW
Seattle, WA

Fire Station #35 Dedication in September

Station 35 Sign
New Fire Station #35 Sign

On Saturday, September 25, the new fire station will be dedicated. Come on out for this community celebration at 1:30 pm. The neon-lighted artwork will provide a recognizable night-time landmark for Crown Hill. [UPDATE: Mayor McGinn will be there for the dedication ceremony, and there will be a mini-town hall meeting at the fire station beginning at 2 PM. This is your chance to meet the Mayor and let him know your concerns].

Did you know?
Did you know that Fire Station 35 was once home to a horse-drawn fire rig, and that rig was the last horse drawn rig in service in the city of Seattle? And that Fire Station 35 was also home to an amphibious rescue craft at one time? Check out some really interesting pictures and historical facts about the history of fire fighting in Seattle at the Last Resort Fire Department. (Hint: do a text search for “Engine 35″ on that page to find the picture of the last run of the horse drawn rig, and “Apparatus 302″ to find the amphibious craft).

ARC Summer Dance at the Center

From ARC Dance:

Arc Poster Summer At The Center

It is now less than two weeks until the opening of ARC’s Summer Dance at the Center.  There will be five new world premiers by choreographers from Mark Morris Dance Group, Whim Whim, and PNB, as well as Marie Chong, Artistic Director of ARC, and Betsy Cooper, resident choreographer for ARC.  Our ten professional dancers have been working very hard to learn and perfect the dances.  The dances are fun and thought provoking; the dancers are exciting and strong.

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Murals of Crown Hill

Pipe wrench mural
Pipe wrench mural

Upon moving to Crown Hill in 2002, I noticed many blank walls on buildings, often tagged with graffiti, painted out graffiti, re-tagged, re-painted out, etc. What is it about a blank wall that encourages vandals to leave their marks? Our major streets, 15th Ave NW, Holman Road, and NW 85th Street appeared quite tired, even dreary. As new businesses have moved in, old businesses and new alike have taken to spiffing up their storefronts with bright colors, and … murals. Most recently the Value Village relocated a couple of doors south on 15th, and engaged the services of Seattle muralist, Ryan “Henry” Ward. Henry’s murals drew much attention in the press (MyBallard article, and even some television and radio coverage). It has certainly sparked lots of discussions among neighbors and passerby (as I snapped photos early on a Saturday morning, 6 people volunteered their opinions, four very positive, one negative, one shrug).

Henry Mural on Value Village
Henry Mural on Value Village

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Value Village opens at new location

Value Village Henry Mural
Value Village Henry Mural

A festive reception and fashion show on March 3 marked the opening of the Value Village at their new location near the corner of 15th Ave NW and NW 85th St.  Crown Hill Neighborhood Association board members and representatives of Crown Hill businesses were invited as well as other community representatives.

Jane Mansfield
Jane Mansfield

Jane Mansfield, spokesperson for Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted, spoke about the partnership and benefits that Value Village has brought to funding that organization.

Runway Fashion
Runway Fashion

On the fashion runway, Jason shows the casual musician look.  Can this be the same Jason who is the Neighborhood Association Board President?

ARC Dance Summer At The Center, July 15-17, 2010

From ARC Dance:

Arc Poster Summer At The Center

There will be five new world premiers by choreographers from Mark Morris Dance Group, Whim Whim, and PNB, as well as Marie Chong, Artistic Director of ARC, and Betsy Cooper, resident choreographer for ARC.  Our ten professional dancers have been working very hard to learn and perfect the dances.  The dances are fun and thought provoking; the dancers are exciting and strong.

The Bite of Seattle is happening at the Center Friday and Saturday.  This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy Seattle, get a bite to eat, and then settle in for an intimate night of dance.  The Leo K Theater is large enough to hold our company, and yet small enough for you to be up close and personal with the dancers.

You can find information about ARC, choreographer and dancer bios, and ticket purchase at our web site www.arcdance.org.  Don’t miss out on the best summer dance in Seattle!

WHO:    ARC Dance Company
WHAT:    Summer Dance at The  Center — a mixed rep program at Seattle Center
WHERE:    Bagley Wright/Leo Kreielsheimer Theatre
155 Mercer Street | Seattle, WA 98109
WHEN:    July 15 – 17, 2010 (Thursday — Saturday) at 8:00 PM
TICKETS:    Adults – $25 in advance; $30 at the door
Students/Seniors (65+) – $15 in advance; $20 at the door                   www.brownpapertickets.com or ARC Dance 206 352-0798

INFO:    www.arcdance.org

See you soon!