Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Io Palmer Bends Steel

The new Artist in Residence at the James & Janie Washington Foundation, Io Palmer, is bending steel and she likes it.  Palmer's newest series of sculptures incorporate steel.  This is a new material for the artist.  

The new sculptures will combine handmade dresses and metal structures meant to represent abstracted and elongated bustles.  The sculptures are on wheels and will be incorporated into a performance piece that will be staged sometime later this year.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Teen Neighborhood Sculpture Tours

The Seattle Art Museum's Design Your Hood students came to the Washington House & Studio last week.  This Thursday a group from the Wing Luke Museum, named YouthCAN, will tour the Foundation.  This is all part of a Neighborhood Tour that the Foundation created to highlight some of James Washington's public sculpture that is located in the Central District.

The students walk through the streets of the CD from piece to piece following a map.  Information on a worksheet gives them history of the community and art.  They finish up at the Washington House & Studio for a tour and lunch.

James Washington standing next to his sculpture, My Testimony in Stone, in 1981.