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TRANSFORM, INSPIRE, AND INVIGORATE SEATTLE THROUGH PUBLIC ART.


A project of The World is Fun

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TRANSFORM, INSPIRE, AND INVIGORATE SEATTLE THROUGH PUBLIC ART.


A project of The World is Fun

CREATING COMMUNITY THROUGH PUBLIC ART

artSEA is on a mission to transform, inspire, and invigorate the Seattle community through public art. The project, supported by the Seattle based nonprofit organization, The World is Fun, will curate public murals and other art installations throughout Seattle on an ongoing basis with a focus on the following four areas:

  • To ensure and increase the appreciation and longevity of public art in Seattle. 
  • To engage, inspire, and impart a sense of ownership among Seattleites. 
  • To foster community ties and support safe neighborhoods. 
  • To promote and support Seattle’s own art scene.
 

PROJECTS

Jessie & KatEy at The Seattle Center

Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn are a Baltimore based artist team striving to transform public spaces into colorful and vibrant experiences. They have been collaborating on large-scale murals, installations and sculpture since 2001. They have participated in several street art showcases, including Baltimore’s Open Walls, Atlanta’s Living Walls Conference, Rochester’s Wall Therapy, Richmond’s RVA Street Art Festival, and most recently, POW! WOW! Hawaii. Upon invitation, they took part in The Sheboygan Project, a community arts residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. Their work has been exhibited as part of Art Basel Miami’s Wynwood Walls Show, Women on the Walls as well as at The American Alliance of Museums Conference in Baltimore, MD. Their dynamic paintings often incorporate recycled materials and break traditional mural format, spilling onto the ground. With consideration for the structural surfaces of the environment, each piece is specifically designed for it location. Recently they have been making large scale textiles pieces, experimenting with traditional dying techniques and appliqué. Patterns in nature, woven textiles, and bold color combinations inspire their aesthetic.

The city of Baltimore has profoundly influenced their work and desire to bring art to the public sphere since they first attended MICA in 2001. The interactive and socially engaging nature of creating art in a public space is a central aspect of their art making. The connections they make with people through these collaborations are invaluable. Since receiving the PNC Transformative Art Grant in 2012 as part of the CAN Collective, they have continued to work with different Baltimore communities.

Working in partnership with The Seattle Center, Jessie and Katey will be painting a 8,450 square foot ground mural on the Seattle Center Campus running from the EMP to the Armory.

DATES: July 20 - August 3, 2016

Sponsors:

 
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Exchange Artists


Our artist lineup features local Seattle based artists combined with international artists coming to Seattle to share their knowledge through artSEA's Artist Exchange Program.

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Exchange Artists


Our artist lineup features local Seattle based artists combined with international artists coming to Seattle to share their knowledge through artSEA's Artist Exchange Program.

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Partners


artSEA is a series of community projects made possible by our contributing partners.

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Partners


artSEA is a series of community projects made possible by our contributing partners.

PARTNERS

This event is made possible by great sponsors and community supporters that believe in the Seattle's vibrant art scene.