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posted Friday, May 20, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 21
Temporary artworks 'Seasons All Around' brighten up Lincoln Reservoir Gate House in Cal Anderson Park

Opening celebration Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m. to noon
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Temporary artworks 'Seasons All Around' brighten up Lincoln Reservoir Gate House in Cal Anderson Park

Opening celebration Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m. to noon

Starting this Sunday, May 22, the historic Lincoln Reservoir Gate House at Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. & E. Olive St.) will host 'Seasons All Around,' 14 original temporary art works created by nine Washington Middle School students. The artworks will grace the windows of the gatehouse through December 2016 and feature images inspired by the four seasons. On Sunday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to noon the students, teaching artist and City departments will host an opening celebration of the temporary artworks.

The gatehouse project is a collaboration between the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Parks and Recreation's Out of School Time program at Washington Middle School, Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program. Students worked with teaching artist Nate Herth over 15 weeks to design and create 14 original paintings reflecting on the park and the vibrancy of the Seattle. The classes took place at Washington Middle School and the students, representing the many races and ethnicities of Seattle, drew upon their varied prior experience with art, color, and Seattle's neighborhoods to create this public art installation. The artworks created by the students were photographed and are installed in the gatehouse windows.

The Lincoln Reservoir in Cal Anderson Park was built after the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 and put to use in 1901. In 2000 the reservoir was taken out of service and replaced by underground tanks, but the gatehouse remains. The park reopened in 2005 with four additional acres of useable open space.

This project was funded by Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art funds.

Office of Arts & Culture | Seattle
The Office of Arts & Culture envisions a city driven by creativity that provides the opportunity for everyone to engage in diverse arts and cultural experiences. The Office is supported by the 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Find out more at seattle.gov/arts.

Courtesy of the Office of Arts & Culture

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