Art dedicated to Japan
August 4, 2011 · Updated 9:08 AM
The first Sounds of Sculpture event at the Sculpture Park, located at Roche Harbor begins this Sunday, Aug. 7, 5 - 8 p.m. with live music by the Little Wing Band, a Jimi Hendrix tribute group, food and a celebration of the installation of “Tides of March,” by Seattle Artist, Mary Coss.
Saddened by the loss of life and displacement following the Japanese Tsunami, Coss, created an installation as a dedication to the people of Japan.
Using a Sawzall, Coss carved fallen logs into bones. The “bones” were placed into a “steel handbag,” which sits in Westcott Bay.
Artist June Sekiguchi, whose family comes from Japan, joined Coss in this installation. Together they created the Japanese Star Festival Ritual of Tanabata, which provides you an opportunity to leave your wish on colorful paper posted on a branch. The messages will be sent to the “Ashinaga” organization supports children who have lost parents in the tsunami.
You can also view the new additions to the park. More than 28 new pieces of sculpture have been added including the Starfish area for children to build their own sculpture after traveling the paths with parents.
Look for upcoming Sounds of Sculpture events on Sept. 4 and Oct. 2.
For more information, visit www.sjima.org, or call Jennifer Elise, IMA Director at 370.5050 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.