Seattle City Light partnered with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture to integrate both
permanent and temporary art into the Denny Substation Project. The Denny Substation
Project's art program is administered by the Office of Arts & Culture 1% for Art Fund.
Pernmanent Artwork at Substation Site
Seattle artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio and California artist
Ned Kahn are members of the design team for the substation. The artists were selected
by a panel of artists, design professionals, Cascade community representatives
and Seattle City Light staff. Visit the Office of Arts & Culture's Art Beat blog
to read more about the artists and their work.
Lead Pencil Studio's work, called "Transforest," includes a sculpture that communicates
the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the history of power generation and
transmission. It will be located on the western portion of the site.
Ned Kahn's "Switchwall,"
will be integrated
into the surface of the substation at its
southeast and northeast corners. It will consist of a series of "switches" that move when
the wind blows and turn on different colored lights, creating a moving pattern that
changes with shifting wind currents.
Temporary Art and Performances at Substation Site
The temporary art program, called ALL RISE, began in early 2014 and will continue
to animate the site with a series of performances and art installations until
construction of the substation begins.
seeks to provide
a platform to support and challenge artists; offer transcendent experiences and inspiration;
and further the contemporary art dialogue of the region.
The Office of Arts & Culture collaborated with Portland, Oregon curators Meagan Atiyeh
and Elizabeth Spavento to develop programming for the ALL RISE art project at the
Denny Substation site. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
ALL RISE art performances: Karl Burkheimer's "In Situ" (left); ALL RISE
open house event and cello flash mob (right)
For more information on the latest performances and installations, check out ALL RISE