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Capitol Hill Mural Watch | Student art graces Cal Anderson’s Gate House ‘windows’

Capitol Hill’s mural and suddenly popping-up out of nowhere public art game is strong. The latest edition is being worked on this week inside Cal Anderson:

This spring the historic Lincoln Reservoir Gate House at Cal Anderson Park will host Seasons all around, 14 original temporary artworks created by nine Washington Middle School students. The artworks will grace the windows of the gate house through December 2016 and feature images inspired by the four seasons.

Guess we should quit calling it “the pumphouse.” The project is a collaboration between the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program, the city tells us.

S. Jackson’s Washington Middle School students worked with teaching artist Nate Herth “to design and create 14 original paintings reflecting on the park and the vibrancy of the Seattle.” According to an announcement of the project, students “drew upon their varied prior experience with art, color, and Seattle’s neighborhoods to create this public art installation.” The artworks created by the students were photographed and printed and are being installed in the gate house’s window features that have also showcased various organic artwork over the years.

The new art comes after a good scrubbing of the reflection pool. Meanwhile, a few other Cal Anderson maintenance mysteries persist.

This Sunday, May 22nd at 11 AM, the students and Herth will be part of an opening celebration of the temporary addition to the park.

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