New banners along Aurora

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Fruits and Vegetables
Susan Lally-Chiu
This week, the City of Shoreline is installing 76 sets of new banners along Aurora.

The project includes new banners along the third mile and replacement of old banners on the first and second miles and along Midvale Ave N.

The banner artists are Susan Lally-Chiu (Fruits and Vegetables; Cultural Diversity) and Amanda Drewniak (Octopus).

The City’s Public Art Committee chose the artists and the design framework after a competitive call for artists. 

Funding for the banners comes from the Aurora project’s 1% for the Arts requirement.
Amanda Drewniak

The Octopus reflects the community’s connection to the Puget Sound.

The Fruits and Vegetables capture the community’s support of the Shoreline Farmers Market and community gardens and reflect our bucolic past and our embrace of urban farming and sustainability going forward. 

Cultural Heritage
Susan Lally-Chiu

Lally-Chiu describes the Cultural Diversity banner in her own words:

In my design, I wanted to reflect the beautiful nature and the cultural diversity of Shoreline… 
The panel on the left shows a pattern for water, earth / land (African pattern), trees (Hawaiian quilt pattern), mountains (NW Indian basket pattern), birds (Mexican art) and sun (Chinese lotus pattern) to reflect our cultural diversity with shapes symbolic of nature.


Wendy Wahman November 17, 2016 at 11:50 AM  

Beautiful banners, reflecting not just Shoreline but the inclusiveness that should be America. Perfect timing.

Cassandra Tate November 17, 2016 at 1:41 PM  

These beautiful banners are a balm for our troubled times. Many thanks to the city of Shoreline and to the talented artists.

Anonymous,  November 18, 2016 at 3:40 PM  

Love the octopus!

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