Site Specific Performances in August & September

Read With Me, Urban Art Concept © 2012 Bryan Ohno

Summer has finally arrived and Site Specific events are scheduled all around King County. From Redmond to Vashon, Pioneer Square to Freeway Park, diverse and involving performance and installation continues to roll out. Enjoy!

 

It's Not Conspiracy, It's Reality, Installation, 2012, Photo courtesy of Jon Carlson and Dave Olson
It’s Not Conspiracy, It’s Reality, Installation, 2012, Photo courtesy of Jon Carlson and Dave Olson

JON CARLSON and DAVE OLSON: IT’S NOT CONSPIRACY, IT’S REALITY

Friday, August 3rd 5:45, 6:30pm, 7:45pm, and 8pm

Saturday, July 28 3pm, 3:45pm, 5:30pm, and 6pm

Vashon Open Space

Vashon Open Space co-founder Janet McAlpin invites you to join Jon Carlson and Dave Olson at one the public showings of their large-scale kinetic art sculpture inspired by Rube Goldberg on July 28th and August 3rd. All showings are free.

Once the sculpture is activated, the ‘performance’ lasts approximately two minutes. A team will then reset all of the pieces and run it again. Come and watch for a few minutes or the whole time!

This project is presented by 4Culture Site-Specific in partnership with Vashon Open Space.

 

 

LUCIA NEARE’S THEATRICAL WONDERS: PROFESSOR POMME’S POMP AND PASTRY PARADOXICALS

Sunday, August 19th, 4pm

Saturday, September 22, 6pm

Redmond’s Future Downtown Park

Join City of Redmond Arts for summer on a deliciously silly scale as Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders performs Professor Pomme’s Pomp and Pastry Paradoxicals in Redmond’s Future Downtown Park. A smaller performance will parade through Redmond August 19th, beginning around Future Downtown Park at 4pm, with the series culminating in a larger celebration September 22nd.

This project is presented by 4Culture Site-Specific in partnership with City of Redmond Arts and 94.9 KUOW.

 

Bottles: apologies, congratulations, 2012, Photo courtesy of Jeff Crandall
Bottles: apologies, congratulations, 2012, Photo courtesy of Jeff Crandall

JEFF CRANDALL: TWO DAYS OF HAPPINESS

Saturday, August 4, 11:30AM to 6PM, ARTRAGEOUS, Auburn City Hall 

Sunday, August 5, 9AM to 2PM, Farmers Market, Auburn Sound Transit 

Two Days of Happiness is an interactive sculptural installation comprised of 72 corked and empty wine bottles sandblasted with “HAPPINESS” and a corresponding list of ingredients.

The bottles will be displayed outdoors on a low riser. Throughout the day individuals can take a bottle of happiness, accepting happiness freely and allowing happiness into lives and home. The 72 bottles will be replaced on the second day, repeating the experience.

This project is presented by 4Culture Site-Specific in partnership with the Auburn Arts Commission.

 

 

NICOLE KISTLER: PIXELS

Saturday, August 4th, 11:30AM to 6PM

ARTRAGEOUS, Auburn City Hall

Digital cameras, iPhones, and digital media all insure that memories are forever captured by the might pixel. Yet, each pixel is just one tiny dot of light. Pixels is a circular fabric work will be throughout City Hall Plaza that will interpret what “bouncing light looks like” and be more than just a tiny dot.

This project is presented by 4Culture Site-Specific in partnership with the Auburn Arts Commission.

 

ARTSparks

ARTSparks, which brings experimental art to Downtown Seattle parks, activates Occidental Park and Freeway Park this year. Curated by Bryan Ohno of Mad Art, this year ARTSparks features three pieces. ARTSparks is presented by 4Culture Site-Specific in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, and Urban Art Concept.

 

Read With Me, Urban Art Concept © 2012 Bryan Ohno
Read With Me, Urban Art Concept © 2012 Bryan Ohno

READ WITH ME

Through August

Occidental Park, Seattle

Read With Me brings a new literary experience to one of the country’s most well-read cities. Urban Art Concept’s Project Director, Bryan Ohno asks, “When was the last time you stopped to read a short story in the middle of the city?” Read With Me celebrates Seattle’s great literary community, and encourages visitors to pause and appreciate the objects and qualities of Occidental Park which are on display, as if in a museum with accompanying short stories or poems.

Contributing writers: Tara Atkinson, Greg Bem, Jamey Braden, Richard Chiem, Darren Davis, Wilie Fitzgerald, Len Kuntz, Stacey Levine, Justin Noga, Bernadette Pajer, Kevin Sampsell, M. Thompson, Jane Wong.

 

 

GREEN SQUARED

Through September

Occidental Park, Seattle

Green Squared makes nature pop in Occidental Park. Green Squared brings the bricks and mortar of Occidental Park back to nature through the installation of grass islands and sculptures made of living plants and flowers. In a city surrounded by natural beauty, we know the joy of natural settings. But where there is little in the way of green space, Urban Art Concept will create a park within a park for the summer months in downtown Seattle

 

FLYING FREEWAY

Noon Tunes Concert for Kids, Sunday, August 26, noon to 2pm

Piece on display through September

Freeway Park, Seattle

Flying Freeway the most high-flying art experience Freeway Park has ever seen. The installation begins in July and is on view through September. Hundreds of kites will wind their way through Freeway Park, surprising and delighting park-goers. In Seattle, one of the country’s most multicultural cities, these kites will spark an uplifting, cross-cultural and cross-generational experience.