Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rootbound: Heaven & Earth IV

 Four Nobel Truths 
by Alan Fulle (Site 12)
Inspired by the significance of the 
Four Noble Truths, the primary teachings 
of Buddhist wisdom

One of the country's only outdoor art exhibits occurring in a public nature preserve, Rootbound: Heaven and Earth IV offers visitors a near 3-mile sculpture trail through Carkeek Park's canyons and creeks in northwest Seattle, highlighted this year by performance art and site-specific sculpture in 120-year old Piper's Orchard.

The Mediated Landscape 
by Unearth Collective (Site 10)
A series of film-covered, acrylic lenses through 
which to view Carkeek Park’s most frequently 
photographed landscape -
 Puget Sound, looking West.

Additional media include sound art, kinetic sculptures, and landscape interventions. All works are considered experimental: some are designed to last for the entire four month display period, June 23 - October 31, 2012, while others incorporate decay and erosion. The exhibit's themes offer a variety of perspectives on art and nature. Sponsored by Center on Contemporary Art (CoCa), Seattle Parks & Recreation, Carkeek Park Advisory Council, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, and 4Culture Site Specific, Rootbound features four returning artists and 14 new ones from around the Puget Sound, as well as Vancouver BC, California, and Oregon. 
Maps of the exhibit, along with tours of the artwork, artist appearances, and more, will be available at the Opening Reception, June 23, 2012, 2-5pm at the Environmental Learning Center, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle, WA 98177.  The exhibit is free and and draws and estimated 100,000 visitors to Carkeek Park.

Curated by David Francis, Fulbright Scholar, writer, archaeological field technician, and CoCA board member since 2005.

Artists include:
Seattle: Julie Lindell, Joe Reno, Miguel Edwards, Viewlands Group, PeppĂ©, Brenda Scallon, Alan Fulle, Suze Woolf, Cameron Mason and Lara McIntosh, Josho Somine, Rebecca Maxim, Gary Golightly, The Unearth Collective; Bellevue and Sammamish: Fox Spears, Suzanne Tidwell; California: Judy Shintani; Oregon: Lee Imonen; Vancouver BC: Tiki Mulvihill. 

Click here for CoCA's website and to view/print maps of the exhibit.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Earth Day and Salmon Release - 2012

Join us for a day celebration of Earth Day at Carkeek Park!

In honor of Earth Day, Seattle Parks and Recreation are teaming up with the Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project, Seattle Public Utilities and the Carkeek Park Advisory Council to host the 32nd Annual Earth Day Celebration at Carkeek Park.  The party

Volunteers will work to clean up the park, stencil storm drains, and provide information to the community about the park and its surrounding watershed.

The work party will be from 8:30 AM until noon.  For more information or to volunteer, call 206-684-0877.

Then, at 7:00 PM, the celebrations continue with the annual release of chum salmon fry into Puget Sound.  The baby chum have been maturing in the Les Malmgren Memorial Imprinting Pond and will be release into Venema Creek, which connects to Piper's Creek, and then onto Puget Sound.