PHOTOS: Dismantling Of Burien’s Interim Art Space Continues

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Less than a year ago (Jan. 24, 2009), Burien’s Interim Art Space burst onto the city with a chilly nighttime grand opening celebration of fire, music, dancing, art, artists and more, and on Saturday (Dec. 12th) the dismantling of the temporary art pieces continued, supervised by Co-Curators Dane Johnson and Kathy Justin, with numerous volunteers and artists on hand.

Word is that the largest remaining pieces, the mother-daughter sculpture “The Passage,” will be removed this Wednesday, Dec. 16th, returning the space to what it once was – an empty parking lot.

Photographer Michael Brunk was on hand to capture this Photo Slideshow:

Click to View Michael Brunk’s Photo Slideshow

Read our previous coverage of B/ IAS here.

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9 Responses to “PHOTOS: Dismantling Of Burien’s Interim Art Space Continues”
  1. janet says:

    Any idea where our naked lady and the Passage are off to now?

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  2. Frumpledorf says:

    Good riddance to this rubbish.

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  3. warrenb says:

    Where is the George Tsutakawa fountain?

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  4. Loren says:

    I appreciated all the pieces, and liked that we had them in our downtown. I will miss them.

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  5. kathy says:

    All of the art is going back to the artist. Paradigm Shift, the naked lady sculpture, is going to Vashon to the artists studio. The Passage will be returning to Oakland to sit in a warehouse.
    Thanks for a great year, hope we inspired you and we can’t wait to see what you, the community, will do next.
    Kathy and Dane, founders

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  6. Karl says:

    Will the broken asphalt be removed and the parling lot repaired?

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  7. Eric says:

    It has been a fun ride. Since there is no immediate need for the space, I wonder if thought was put into another year of BAIS?

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  8. kathy says:

    Sam, your piece is back with Burien Arts you should contact them to organize that.

    Karl, The project was done on a construction site that was put on hold for the economy when we acquired the “lease” on the land there was going to be another condo project built on the property. Because of this the agreement states that the site does not need to be returned to its original state since it was going to be torn up. The B/ IAS project was run by volunteers (not the city) and if someone wanted to galvanize a workparty of volunteers to move asphalt there are probably members of the community that would help.

    Eric, As the project was run by myself and my husband we are tired after a long fruitful year of art and 11 events and we did not find anyone who wanted to take over the project, the lease or the liability insurance. I am sure the land owner would love to see something done with it so it does not sit empty. You may want to contact Urban Partners if you want to utilize the site for another project.
    thanks, Kathy, co-founder Burien Interim Art Space

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