Public Art in Seattle, Sights to See in Seattle

Ginny Ruffner’s The Urban Garden, 7th and Union

Seattle artist Ginny Ruffner's 2011 kinetic sculpture stands about 28' tall on the corner of 7th Avenue and Union Street, opposite ACT Theater. Watch the sculpture to see the watering can pour water, the flowers spin, or open. Her website includes photos of the work in progress.  

Public Art in Seattle, Sights to See in Seattle

Thai Fish at the Chinese Garden, South Seattle College

In the Chinese Garden at the north end of South Seattle College sits a huge 20th century bronze Thai carp. This would be an excellent time to see it because the peony garden it adorns is in bloom and bud.   A bit of history about the sculpture. The Chinese Garden website, including a schedule… Continue reading Thai Fish at the Chinese Garden, South Seattle College

Public Art in Seattle, Sights to See in Seattle

Ming Fay’s Pillar Arc, US Courthouse Plaza

Pillar Arc stands in the plaza of the United States Courthouse in downtown Seattle at the corner of Stewart Avenue and Seventh Avenue. Ming Fay created this cast aluminum sculpture in 2004. Fay used the shape of a tiny cedar cone scale and enlarged it to the size of a cedar tree. For those outside of Seattle: Is there a sculpture in front… Continue reading Ming Fay’s Pillar Arc, US Courthouse Plaza

Public Art in Seattle, Sights to See in Seattle

Travelling With Out Movement, mural by Hebru Brantley

Some public art is temporary. Find "Travelling With Out Movement" between 3rd and 4th Avenues on James Street on the temporary fence around the construction site for the Civic Square. Hebru Brantley often creates optimistic murals featuring brave children. The Tuskegee Airmen inspired Brantley's Fly Boy and Fly Girl characters. If you are not in Seattle, visit a construction… Continue reading Travelling With Out Movement, mural by Hebru Brantley

Public Art in Seattle

Stacey Sterling Murals

Stacey Sterling has a booth, BASILIC, at Pike Place Market where she sells hand-painted textiles and other art. Two of her murals decorate West Seattle sights. The triptych (left) brightens an exterior wall of a portable classroom at Alki Elementary. The red, blue, and green scene is inside Blue Moon Burgers. From her website: Stacey Sterling “My… Continue reading Stacey Sterling Murals

Public Art in Seattle

Michael Halady Carved Pole, Admiral Viewpoint

This spring I’ll share photos of Seattle public art, its location, and related links. This contemporary carved pole stands at the Admiral Viewpoint in West Seattle. Artist Michael Halady tells the story of the welcome to Europeans extended by the Native Seattle dwellers. If I don’t say otherwise, all photos are mine. http://www.loghousemuseum.info/videos/the-inside-story-of-the-admiral-totem-pole/embed/#?secret=0rB8urvOcY http://www.beautifulwashington.com/king-county/parks/seattle/west-seattle/98-belvedere-viewpoint-park.html IF YOU… Continue reading Michael Halady Carved Pole, Admiral Viewpoint

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Why Read MINDING THE MUSE, A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators by Priscilla Long, if you have read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, and such?

Minding the Muse, A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators by Priscilla Long, Coffeetown Press, Seattle, 2016 Priscilla Long’s slim handbook for artists suggests ways to refl… Source: Why Read MINDING THE MUSE, A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators by Priscilla Long, if you have read The Artist's Way by… Continue reading Why Read MINDING THE MUSE, A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators by Priscilla Long, if you have read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, and such?

Sights to See in Seattle

GREEN LAKE: A classic walk in Seattle

Seattle has salt water and fresh water parks; wild shorelines, and tame. Have you walked (or biked or run or roller-bladed) around Green Lake? Thousands of years ago a glacier carved what is now Green Lake. Green Lake may be fresh water and have a tame paved trail, but it has water to swim in… Continue reading GREEN LAKE: A classic walk in Seattle

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First Thursday, and beyond: Sights to see in Seattle soon

The First Thursday of each month is a free art day in Seattle. Museums are free. Here is a huge list! Did you know we had this many museums in the area? Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Free - first Thursday of every month. Bellevue Arts Museum Free - first Friday of every… Continue reading First Thursday, and beyond: Sights to see in Seattle soon