Burien Arts Gallery Hosting Fallen Madrona Tree As Art

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Gregory Glynn's ArtThe Burien Arts Gallery is hosting new work from sculptor Gregory Glynn of a site-specific installation of a large Madrona (Arbutus) tree that fell on Bainbridge Island during the recent wind/rain storm.

The tree was milled on a horizontal band saw then reassembled in the main room of the gallery. The show features two large pieces; other pieces are installed in relationship to the interior architecture of the gallery as a former house.

This two-month installation changes daily as the tree drys and curls.

One free standing branch has been sliced vertically and as time goes on it will begin to fan out.

Mr. Glynn has taken long 1″x1″ pieces and brought them together like a cube. As the piece curls and twists, so does the cube.

The shape changes daily depending on weather – a truly fascinating yet natural work of art!

The installation was made possible by a generous grant from the Burien Arts Association and Artist Trust.Gregory Glynn

The Burien Art Gallery is run by local non-profit, Burien Arts Association. The gallery partners with many organizations to bring both visual and performing arts to Burien and the Highline area.

During their summer series in 2008, the Burien Arts Association will also host two jazz concerts, two Shakespeare plays and a performance by the Northwest Puppet Theater. All performances are free and will be held at the stage behind the gallery at Dottie Harper Park.

Stay tuned for times and dates.

LINK: Gregory Glynn’s Website

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