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Carkeek Park Celebrates a Decade of Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions

Flourish: Heaven & Earth 10 at Carkeek Park, August 20 – October 21

Guest-curated by ArtSite Ltd. Opening reception Saturday, September 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Education Center Table / Individual Artist Stations in Park.

Since 2009, the Heaven & Earth exhibition series has served as a kind of incubator for experiments in environmental art that help artists begin careers in public art. Through generous support of the Carkeek Park Advisory Council and its parent organization Associated Recreation Council, as well as various granting agencies over the years (Seattle Arts & Culture, 4Culture), the series has distributed approximately $88,000 to more than 105 artists. For 2018, guest curator ArtSite Ltd. identified Flourish as a theme:

 “Flourish” allowed a creative narrative with a beginning, middle and result – or any stage or gesture along the path. We invited artists to develop a temporary site specific art work for the Carkeek Park with the intention of visual interpretation of “Flourish”. The net result includes 8 art works with various interpretations of the theme with a concentration on the bold and unexpected through colorful expression, scale, or reimagining a common site within a park – a tree, burl, benches, a beacon for sailors, etc. Scattered throughout the park visitors can discover these each on their own.

On behalf of everyone involved, especially the artists, welcome to this year’s exhibition.

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Participating artists:

Sean Carleton,

Elise Koncsek,

Angie Hinojos Yusuf,

Rebecca Jones,

Steven Markussen,

Robin Sanders,

Randi Ganulin,

Abigail Maxey,