Spotlight on an Individual Artist Projects Recipient
The West Hylebos Wetlands in Federal Way are considered by many to be a natural and cultural gem of the region. Captivated by this site and the efforts to preserve it, Federal Way artist Mary Longhurst created a documentary film entitled, The Hylebos: Discovering a Hidden Jewel.
This film, supported in part through a 4Culture Individual Artist Projects award, conveys the vision of the late Ilene Marckx, whose worked formed the foundation, Friends of the Hylebos. The Friends of the Hylebos has been working with the community to protect and restore streams, wetlands, forests and open space in the Hylebos watershed since 1983.
Mary Longhurst released her film on February 6th during a co-sponsored gathering by the Friends of the Hylebos and the Historical Society of Federal Way. Community leaders praised the film which draws attention to this hidden jewel. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymp7usS867g[/youtube]