Art is everywhere. Art is a point of view. Art is for everyone.
These are the thoughts underlying Heighten, my installation at the historic University Heights Center that treats the interior of this beloved, 110-year old former school building as a canvas for a vast, site-specific collage painting.
Rather than hanging paintings on the walls I treat all elements of the interior from the wood wainscoting and plaster walls to water fountains, signs, bulletin boards, light switches and vending machines as integral parts of the painting, "heightened" to call attention to them in a new way. My adult painting students were invited to join me in the painting and installing phases so that the work is collaborative and inclusive.
Come sip hot apple cider and enjoy locally made fresh baked goods from the Farmer's Market while you watch me at work:
FARMER'S MARKET VISITING HOURS
Saturday, February 3
Join us for live music, wine and snacks:
Friday, February 17
Friday, March 16
University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Heighten is being documented on film by Rodrigo Valenzuela
All are welcome!