Saturday, September 3, 2016
|A. Gaul Culley and Staci Adman|
The Arts of Kenmore Gallery at Kenmore City Hall opened a special exhibit featuring highlights of the Kenmore Mural Project at St. Vincent de Paul, on Friday, August 19.
A presentation by KMP artists A. Gaul Culley and Staci Adman shared cultural stories that inspired images that make up the mural. Twenty one Limited Edition Prints of the mural are on display and available to the public.
A ceremonial ribbon-cutting is planned Monday, September 5 for the Kenmore Mural Project at St Vincent de Paul, 7304 Bothell Way NE, Kenmore 98028.
The strikingly colorful work of public art that surprised and delighted residents and commuters as it took shape this summer.
The 188-foot by 12-foot mural, believed to be the largest in King County, is a collaboration involving artists A. Gaul Culley and Staci Adman, the City of Kenmore, St. Vincent de Paul, the Kenmore Heritage Society, and other community partners.
On-site painting began last May after months of concept planning and fund raising.
The mural’s images reveal the cultural history of Kenmore, dating back to Native Americans who camped and fished on Lake Washington and opening of a shingle mill that established a community of mostly European settlers, fast-forwarding a century later to a small but proud, friendly city with a major university and regional floatplane base that seeks to fosters an inclusive sense of belonging.
The artwork appears on the outside wall of the St. Vincent de Paul store near the intersection of 73rd Ave NE and Bothell Way, Hwy 522.
The ribbon-cutting is set for high noon. Seventy-Third Avenue will be closed from the highway to NE 185th St between 11am and 2pm on Labor Day.
The schedule includes music, a reception, and comments by Congresswoman Susan Del Bene, King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski, and Kenmore Mayor David Baker, among others, will take place.
Afterward, refreshment will be served at the nearby Kenmore Community Club where the artists will share stories and a few tantalizing secrets that inspired images added to the mural.
Learn more about the Arts of Kenmore programs or contact David Maehren, President of the Arts of Kenmore (or email)
Learn more about the Kenmore Mural Project on Facebook, or contact Gaul Culley, 415-336-8847, , or Staci Adman