For many years now, KBGF and the City of Shoreline have partnered with local art students to install temporary art in the garden. This year, we are proud to be partnering with Lynn Hull’s 3D Art and Sculpture class at North Seattle Community College.  On May 29, we completed the first step in the public art installation process: the maquette review.

A maquette is a miniature version of a final product.  A maquette provides the opportunity for review by a deciding party (in this case KBGF and City of Shoreline staff) before the final sculpture is built. The students decided amongst themselves the top five pieces for the maquette review. Through this process, we can identify installation locations and discuss potential issues with the installation before the artist completes the piece.   They are all very interesting and incorporate gardens, nature, and plants.  We are very excited to have these pieces installed in the garden!

The pieces were installed on June 15th.  Check back to our blog and facebook for more photos and updates on the installation process!

Update:  The pieces have been installed!  Check out our VISIT page for photos and artist statements from each of the students.