“City Arts” Magazine Profiles Burien’s Interim Art Space
Seattle’s City Arts Magazine recently published a story praising Burien’s Interim Art Space, saying that it “proves any empty lot can become an artistic spectacle.”
The story, written by Virginia Wright, goes on to explain the roles that local residents Kathy Justin and Dane Johnson played, along with the unique partnership of Burien Town Square, Urban Partners LLC, 4Culture, the City of Burien, Ignition Northwest and GGLO â€” the architecture firm developing Town Square.
Here’s an excerpt:
Rising out of the rubble of Burienâ€™s Town Square construction zone, the one-acre Burien Interim Art Space (B/ IAS) is an innovative concept. On a slab of land that would otherwise have remained fallow for a year, a crop of metal sculptures has sprouted. The pieces exhibit a range of styles and scale, from a conservative piece easily imagined in front of an office building to a delicate metal tree encircled by comfortable seating. The two-story-tall centerpiece of the site is The Passage, by Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito, which depicts a pair of figures constructed entirely of scrap and recycled metal. The larger figure passes liquid fire to the smaller one through enormous steel fingers…
Read the full story here.