SummerSet Arts Festival: Celebrating Ronald Bog

Monday, July 29, 2013

The turtle escaped from the Bog to amaze this little one
at Swingin' Summer Eve
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

You are invited to join SummerSet and the City of Shoreline for the second annual SummerSet Arts Festival: Celebrating Ronald Bog. The festival is one day only -- September 7th 2013, from 1-5pm.

This free, community-centric, event invites all to participate in activities designed to ignite your creativity and curiosity through the arts. Featured activities include dancing, drumming, musical performances, a kids art tent, and art making stations for all ages. Arboretum tours, a sculpture exhibition, and a sensory plant labyrinth will round out the festivities.

Highlights for this year's festival celebrate the talents of artists that live and work in our creative community of Shoreline. SummerSet Arts Festival is free to the public through generous sponsorship by 4Culture, Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, Meridian Park Neighborhood Association and other local organizations and individuals.

The City of Shoreline, Shoreline Heritage Center, and CleanScapes are co-sponsoring the event. Local volunteers have restored Ronald Bog Park (175th and Meridian in  Shoreline) in recent years and the SummerSet Arts Festival will celebrate their ongoing success within the park and community.

Community-based artist, Cynthia Knox, is directing the festival with generous support from the Shoreline Parks Board. Two of her artworks, commissioned as part of the “From the Ground Up” exhibition will be on display during the festival. Come experience her fiber art mastery in the form of a giant nest, and colorful, felted rock wall.

Also featured are community-crafted tree ornaments from castoff clutter. This installation will delight and amaze pedestrians and drivers next to the I-5 entrance ramp.

Artist Lorenzo Moog will be working in fiber, wrapping an enormous downed tree branch.

No lines that an artist will create can equal the lyricism and grace of the curves and line of natural objects while the wrapping of them gives special emphasis to that beauty. The fallen tree is alive again, only this time with both color and line”.

The Sea Hags, a fiber sculpture consortium comprised of artists Ann Blanch, Sue Williams, and Lynn Ahnen-Turnblom will once again enhance the bronze ponies at park's edge.

Landscape designer Susan Ragan-Stuart will create a fantastical outdoor room using live grasses and flowers to create bedding on a king-sized frame. Several other artists will also create site-specific sculptures for the festival that will remain in the park for 6 weeks. A hands-on art table will keep kids busy making kites and other crafts.

Elena DeLisle and many other local musicians will create an outdoor “living room jam” feel with acoustic music-filled tents sprinkled around the park.

The Duwamish Tribe will have an expanded presence at the festival this year, including storytelling and basket-making.

Spreading the word and keeping the community involved, the SummerSet Arts creative team will bring a community art-making table to different locations and events in the Shoreline area during the summer.

Celebrate summer at this community-based arts extravaganza not to be missed! Contact Cynthia Knox or visit the facebook page with questions or if you would like to join the merry band of festival volunteers.


2 comments:

Anonymous,  July 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM  

Fine. Have fun with using Shoreline public space as your personal canvas at taxpayer expense. Just do us all a favor: do not paint the trees blue.

Anonymous,  September 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM  

Joykill.. .

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