Heaven and Earth 1: 2009
Heaven and Earth 2: 2010
Heaven and Earth 3: 2011
Heaven and Earth 4: 2012
Heaven and Earth 5: 2013
Heaven and Earth 6: 2014
Heaven and Earth 7: 2015
Heaven and Earth 8: 2016
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Ballard News Tribune
Big Camera Group
Center on Contemporary Art
Carkeek Park Advisory Council
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Associated Recreational Council
Pipers Creek Nursery
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Heaven and Earth II
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Artwork on display June 26 - September 26, 2010
Curated by David Francis
Following a widely acclaimed debut in 2009 that received national attention, the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the Carkeek Park Advisory Council (CPAC) have partnered again to bring another exhibition of temporary, outdoor sculpture to Carkeek Park in northwest Seattle. As before, the theme concerns the natural world in a time of dramatic change. Some of the art is designed to weather in place and erode while other work incorporates movement and interactive use by visitors.
In reviews by the Seattle Times, Ballard News Tribune, and Tacoma News Tribune, the 2009 exhibit was recognized for its unique combination of art in a wooded urban park, among the only such exhibitions in the country. While art in downtown parks is typical of many cities, only Seattle features art in the forest. As Michael Upchurch, writing for the Seattle Times, wrote, the show takes you through oddball corners of Carkeek Park with a sculpture-seeking intent that's surprisingly satisfying no matter what you find.
The exhibition this year features 12 artists with 15-20 works located throughout the park. A walking tour of the whole exhibit takes about an hour, but some work can be seen in much less time, including a variety of work accessible from the access road. Maps can be downloaded for free at CoCAs website beginning June 26. A catalog of this years exhibit will be released in August.
Our parks are implicitly havens (heavens) where we go to relax, recreate, and, in Carkeek's case especially, walk through the woods. Carkeek is widely considered one of Seattle's premier urban forests...Sunset Magazine recently named it #3 among America's top 10 urban parks.
The artwork is constructed of primarily natural materials and is designed to have minimal impact on the park -- either decomposing organically, leaving no trace -- or, when removed at the end of the display period, leaving the park in essentially the same condition it was prior to installation.
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In addition to numbers, which correspond to map locations and the text on the reverse side of the downloadable, printable map, the art is identified in the field by QR Codes, which can be read by a number of internet-connected smart phones, such as the iPhone and Android phones. Scanning the ID will link to a mobile-friendly page of information about each individual piece, including the name of the piece, the artist, and a description or statement written by the artist.
If your smart phone doesn't yet have a QR reader, follow one of these links to learn more: