The Public Arena: Public Art and Its Role in Community

© Ellen Sollod, Collection and Transformation, 2011, Laboratory glass, blown glass, mirrored glass, steel. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider
© Ellen Sollod, Collection and Transformation, 2011, Laboratory glass, blown glass, mirrored glass, steel. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider
© Ellen Sollod, Collection and Transformation, 2011, Laboratory glass, blown glass, mirrored glass, steel. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider
© Ellen Sollod, Collection and Transformation, 2011, Laboratory glass, blown glass, mirrored glass, steel. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider

North Seattle College Art Gallery opens an exhibition on Tuesday, April 7 featuring eleven artists/artist teams that have created artwork for the public realm. The Public Arena: Public Art and Its Role in Community features proposals, plans, maquettes, working drawings, material samples, finished prototypes and parts that reveal the artistic development and evolution behind some local public artworks. The Public Arena allows visitors to follow the process of public artworks from conception to completion. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Heather Brammeier, Cris Bruch, Celeste Cooning, Kelda Martensen, Peter Reiquam, Norie Sato, Erin Shafkind and Will Gundy of the Cabbage Tree Mob, Buster Simpson, Ellen Sollod, Sutton Beres Culler, and Glenn Tramantano. Several events are planned in concert with the exhibition: Ellen Sollod will lead a tour of artwork at Brightwater on Thursday, April 23 and Cris Bruch will be speaking about his work on Wednesday, April 29.

For more information about the exhibition and events, contact Amanda Knowles, Visual Art Instructor & Art Gallery Coordinator, amanda.knowles@seattlecolleges.edu.

April 7, 2015-May 1, 2015

North Seattle College Art Gallery
Opening: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 1-3pm and 5-7pm
Field Trip to Brightwater: Thursday, April 23, 2015, 9am-11am
Cris Bruch Artist Lecture: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1pm-2pm in LB1141