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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.

Sketch of Transforest
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.
Sketch of Transforest

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.

ALL RISE 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.

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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 on Facebook and Twitter.
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