Last chance to catch 'Straw Garden' at Seattle Center
SEATTLE — Stacy Levy's Straw Garden: from Wattle to Watershed is on view for just one more week at Seattle Center's Broad Street Green. Beginning Friday, Nov. 16, the artist will disassemble the wattles—tightly wrapped straw cylinders sprouting local annual and perennial flora—and distribute them to local p-patches and gardens to be used to control erosion and aid in re-vegetation. Since being installed, the “living sculpture” has morphed from controlled shapes into living bouquets. The wattles are being distributed to City parks and Seattle Public Utilities properties, such as:
Beacon Food Forest
Cedar River in Maple Valley
Magnolia Manor Park P-Patch
Kinnear Park and Ella Bailey Park
Straw Garden: from Wattle to Watershed was installed at Seattle Center's Broad Street Green as part of the The Next Fifty 50th anniversary celebration of the 1962 World's Fair. The Broad Street Green—Green Infrastructure Project addressed protecting the water quality of local waterways. The artwork was commissioned with Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art funds and was administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs supports the health and vitality of our city by providing access to arts and culture, advancing the role of the arts in our community and advocating for issues affecting the cultural community. The 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council, supports the city agency.
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