Heighten: You're invited

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.

The piece builds over the weeks leading up to the opening, with the process open to view. You are invited to visit, ask questions and add a collage piece to the walls on two dates before the opening.

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
11-2

Saturday, February 11
11-2

Join us for live music, wine and snacks:

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, February 17
6-8

CLOSING RECEPTION
Friday, March 16
6-8

LOCATION
University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Heighten is being documented on film by Rodrigo Valenzuela

All are welcome!