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Art Series Emerges at Substation Site

From the Office of Art and Culture:

By nature of its location, openness, and transformation, the Denny Substation site is a stage that is being watched, even if unknowingly. With that in mind, the site will come alive with a growing series of artworks planned as a performance to span an 18-month period. This series is titled ALL RISE and is designed to invite viewers of all kinds to participate in the unfolding performance of sculptural and site-specific elements, counterpointed with performance, video, and visual art.

The curtain rises in winter 2013 and will grow in scale, activity, color, and height through spring 2015.

The Denny Substation is intended to be a part of the community and a benefit to the City of Seattle. While working with the neighborhood, Seattle City Light intends to offer transcendent experiences and inspiration through publicly accessible artwork. ALL RISE promises to be aesthetically and conceptually rich, encouraging views from multiple points while weaving the community into the work. For more information find us on Facebook and Twitter @allriseseattle.

Meagan Atiyeh and Elizabeth Spavento to Curate Arts Programming at Denny Substation Site

Portland, OR curators Meagan Atiyeh and Elizabeth Spavento will program a series of performances and temporary art installations at the Denny Substation site. The duo will develop, manage and coordinate an arts program to present artworks in a variety of media for a 12 to 18-month period beginning in fall 2013. Exhibitions and events will be free and open to the public. Read more on Meagan and Elizabeth here.

Lead Pencil Studio and Ned Kahn selected for Denny Substation Artwork Project

Seattle artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio and California artist Ned Kahn will be members of the design team for Seattle City Light's (SCL) proposed Denny Substation project in Seattle's Cascade neighborhood, near Denny Way and Stewart Street. The artists will develop permanent artwork that connects the new substation to the surrounding neighborhood to create a strong presence and reinforce the public nature and essential function of the station. Read the full story here.


Urban ArtWorks Completes Denny Substation Site Construction Fence Mural

City Light enlisted Urban ArtWorks who together with half a dozen youth from King County's Education Employment Training program and neighborhood volunteers painted the temporary mural under the supervision of a professional artist. It will be installed on the construction fence currently bordering the future substation site located along Denny Way. Read the full story here and watch the unveiling video here.