Heaven and Earth, the Carkeek Park Advisory Council’s annual temporary outdoor art exhibit enters its ninth year with “Cultivate/d,” co-sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Associate Recreation Council. This year’s curator is ArtSite Ltd, a professional sculpture installation team.
When we cultivate, we invest our time, energy and resources into an existing environment or relationship (even with ourselves) to foster growth. This may mean working the earth or learning a new skill or reaching out to our neighbors to strengthen our communities. We have invited artists to demonstrate what they hope for when they cultivate and/or what they realize as a result of cultivating.
There are five distinct sites at Carkeek Park selected for the Cultivate/d exhibition. Some are open field environments while others are discovered through woodsy paths and lend themselves to more intimate viewing. We invite visitors to contemplate the concept of cultivation as it relates to nature, culture, or personal growth.
Katalina Chung and Collin Bampton, kalian-chung.com; collinbampton.com
Elizabeth Gahan, elizabethgahan.com
Ted Larson, tedlarsonart.com
Savina Mason, savinamason.com
Rodger Squirrell, metalsquirrell.com