3 West Seattle art notes today, starting with an invitation to local high-school-student artists:
STUDENTS INVITED TO CREATE ART FOR FAUNTLEROY/ALASKA: Tracy Cilona of Twilight Gallery and Boutique in The Junction shares this open invitation to student artists, to create work to showcase on the fencing at the future development site of The Whittaker:
Open to students of West Seattle High School, Chief Sealth International High School, and Seattle Lutheran High School interested in the Arts. Twilight Gallery & Boutique is excited to partner with the development team of Lennar and Weingarten, along with local community members, to curate the surrounding area of Fauntleroy and Alaska, to feature some of our emerging local student artists. We are always thrilled to have the opportunity to extend the reach of art outside of the gallery and into the community.
Many emerging artists find wonder and inspiration in the area in which they live. The Pacific Northwest has been a muse for many artists as they reflect on the landscape, the history and the culture in which they grew up or migrated to. With that in mind, we seek artwork inspired by the surrounding landscape that we view and experience in our daily lives here in West Seattle. We encourage work that speaks to the spirit of adventure, exploration and wonder – from our local neighborhood parks, beaches, trails and stunning city view – to our scenic mountain views of the Olympic Mountains and the Cascade Range. What inspires you about the local landscape? What are some of your favorite scenic views? Do you have a secret trail that you love to explore? Which local beach makes you happy and inspired? Where do you return to again and again with family and friends? What do you discover just out walking in some our most vibrant neighborhoods?
Chosen artwork will be professionally scanned, printed and featured on the fencing at 4755 Fauntleroy Way SW. 25 student artists will be chosen to participate. Artwork will be featured for the duration of the development project.
Full details, including size and other guidelines and how to submit them – deadline March 1st – can be found on the Twilight website.
‘LUNA GIRLS’ SITE WORK UNDER WAY: On the grassy berm just west of Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):
You might have noticed this work while heading to or from the West Seattle Water Taxi on Parade Day … installation preparation is under way for the privately funded Luna Girls on Alki sculpture by West Seattle artist Lezlie Jane, once planned for the seawall near Alki Bathhouse, before a more-appropriate site was identified last fall, nearer the project’s historical inspiration.
LOCAL ARTISTS AT NORTHWEST FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW: Going downtown to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show (sponsoring WSB to get the word out) this weekend? Two local artists e-mailed WSB to share the news that they have creations incorporated into the display garden for Redwood Builders Landscaping:
As shown in that photo provided by the artists, the display garden includes dye-infused-aluminum images by Deb Cibene Photography – all details from poles and carvings near Sequim – and a six-foot-long ceramic-tile globe by Terri Goodwin of Bright Water Studio that “when viewed through a frame will appear round.” The show at the Convention Center downtown is open until 8 pm tonight, and again 9 am-6 pm tomorrow.