"Perseus" by Miguel Edwards is one of the many components of "Heaven and Earth II," and outdoor sculpture exhibit running through Sept. 26 at Carkeek Park.
Sculpture trail opens at Carkeek Park
Following a widely acclaimed 2009 debut that received national attention, Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Center on Contemporary Art and the Carkeek Park Advisory Council are again collaborating on a unique, temporary outdoor sculpture trail that will run through Sept. 26 at Carkeek Park.
As before, the theme of the "Heaven and Earth II" outdoor sculpture exhibit 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.
The exhibition features 12 artists with 15 to 20 works located throughout the park. A walking tour of the whole exhibit takes about an hour, but visitors can see some work in much less time, including a variety of work accessible from the access road.
Maps can be downloaded for free at Center of Contemporary Art website beginning. A catalog of this year’s exhibit will be released in August.
Artists included in "Heaven and Earth II" are Big Camera Group, Barbara DePirro, Miguel Edwards, Julie Fisco, Anette Lusher, Ingrid Lahti, Julie Lindell, Piper O'Neill, Eden Rivers, Sylwia Tur, Ken Turner and Johnny Wooten.
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 only a few such exhibitions in the country.