Arts al Fresco features three artistic experiences: Piano Time--Shoreline! a Sculpture Stroll and the Gallery Opening at City Hall.
Piano Time-Shoreline: Local jazz luminaries Bill Anschell and Deems Tsutakawa will be tickling the ivories on artist-painted pianos at Shoreline City Hall and the Park at Town Center from 6:00-8:30 for the opening Arts al Fresco event. Adding to the fun will be the Nightingale Dancers, featuring Joyce Lehner, Susan Knudson, and Elizabeth Kellog, who will be using Jennifer Carroll's choreography as a thematic guide for jazzy improvisations.
Sculpture Stroll: Ten significant sculptures on loan from regional artists are now installed on the lawn at City Hall and across Midvale in the Park at Town Center. These diverse pieces are on loan from the artists for at least one year.
The Sculpture Stroll includes pieces by sculptors Jeff Tangen, Shoreline, Rodger Squirrell, Lake Forest Park, Michael Johnson, Gig Harbor, Kevin Au, Mercer Island, Lin McJunkin, Conway, Leon White, Seattle and Thor Myhre, Bellingham. Three additional pieces loaned by Lin McJunkin, Rodger Squirrell and Tony Angell, Lake Forest Park, are on display starting Friday, August 3rd at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden. While not within walking distance from the Town Center area, that artwork and the Garden in the Richmond Beach neighborhood are definitely worth a visit.
Shoreline City Hall Gallery Presents Beautiful Memories featuring paintings by local artists,
Amy Pleasant and Paul Lewing. Amy is an internationally exhibited artist, whose most recent show is at the Revalidatiecentrum Reade, Amsterdam. Her work is in many collections, including Northwest Hospital in Seattle. Find out more at www.amypleasantseattle.com.
Paul Lewing creates paintings that recall the wonderful times he’s spent with his wife, his friends, in the mountains, on the trails, or at the beach. After a very successful career as a ceramics artist and teacher, Paul has returned to his love of painting since his youth. Paul’s work has been exhibited in many regional and national exhibitions, and is included in many collections, including the Montana Institute of the Arts, and Colorado Springs Art Museum. Seattle’s Mayor once presented Paul’s art to the King of Sweden and the Queen of Denmark.
Come see what all the excitement is about! Stroll, listen, play and enjoy!