Work on ‘Caps for Slats’ beer cap mural starts on Broadway

September’s second Thursday Capitol Hill art walk is a busy one for big projects. Work on the 4-year mural/animation Wallrus project kicks off tonight — as does the assembly of a planned eighteen-foot high, 7,000 beer bottle cap memorial to Chris Harvey, better known as the Capitol Hill icon Slats. Here are the details from the Sound Transit art program that is funding the work on the light rail construction wall:

Cameron Larson will begin installing his mosaic project this coming Thursday, Sept. 9th, in conjunction with Blitz! (Capitol Hill Art Walk). The work will comprise of some 7,000 beer bottle caps arranged and installed directly onto a section of the Broadway wall. The finished work will be a 8’x8′ portrait of the recently departed Capitol Hill icon, Chris Harvey aka “Slats”.

Cameron has been collecting caps for the past year for this project, but is need of more… “Any obscure caps are ideal. No Corona, Budwiser, Bud Light, Henry Weinhard… But I will accept ANYTHING!!!” He will be working on Broadway (next to Joey Veltkamp’s panels) for the next few weeks, installing his project bit by bit.

Harvey died this spring after a long illness. Bring your caps.

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