Artists selected for neighborhood fire stations

Three artists will complete public art projects at neighborhood fire stations in Mt. Baker, West Seattle and Lake City. The artists, Susan Zoccola, of Seattle; Pete Beeman, of Portland, Ore.; and Stephen Glassman, of Venice, Calif.; were selected from a pre-qualified artist roster for public art projects at several neighborhood fire stations being renovated or rebuilt throughout Seattle under the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy.

Zoccola was selected to work with the design team for the new Fire Station 30 in Mt. Baker. Over the last 10 years Zoccola has completed a number of private and public art projects and recently finished public art projects at the Laurelhurst Community Center and the Seattle Aquarium.

Beeman has been selected to work with the design team for the new Fire Station 37 in West Seattle. Beeman's recent commissions include projects for TriMet Light Rail and the Portland International Airport, E.F. Library in Albuquerque, N.M.; and the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, N.C.

Glassman was selected to work with the design team for the new Fire Station 39 in Lake City. Glassman's career spans 30 years as a sculptor and public artist. He began working in the public art realm in 1983 when he collaborated with Jonathan Borofsky, creator of Hammering Man, to construct artworks using theme-park and special-effects technology. Glassman has completed numerous permanent and temporary artworks in a variety of scales.

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