On Saturday August 6th, a large crowd of community members and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the dedication of artist Paul Sorey's Coffee Pot Pergola.
Sculpture in progress.
Before the event began, Paul's assistant, Natalie, buffed the newly-laid stainless steel inserts.
Completed pergola sculpture at the dedication ceremony.
Dedication of Coffee Pot Pergola Sculpture on 30th Ave NE at Lake City Way NE and NE 123rd
Community activist and Chair of the Greater Lake City Community Council, Cheryl Klinker, emceed the event.
Coffee Pot Pergola artist Paul Sorey talks about his sculpture. For more information about the sculpture, click here
Councilmember Richard Conlin, who chairs the City Council Transportation Committee, talked about the Lake City Way Multi Modal project and congratulated Paul Sorey on his exciting new sculpture which provides a wonderful gathering place for the community.
Children enrolled in the English as a Second Language (ESL) classes wrote papers about their heritage and customary tea and coffee ceremonies.
The handwritten essays about coffee and tea ceremonies were displayed at the event.
The children's "Let's have coffee!" and "Let's have tea!" messages appear at the base of the sculpture.
After the event, people stayed to read the essays, chat, and enjoy their new public space.