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Burien Parks Seeking Volunteers, Intern to Help with Mural Installation


Depiction of mural art proposed for the side of the Dollar Tree Store as presented to the Burien City Council June 18, 2012. Click image to see larger version.

Our friends at Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services [2] want our Readers to know that they are looking for Volunteers to assist with the Downtown Burien mural installation from July 16-August 11, 2012.

As we previously reported [3], Artist Augustina Droze will be painting a mural on the Dollar Tree building at 4th and 151st SW, across from the Burien Library.

At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Burien Arts Commission Chair Virginia Wright and Public Art Chair Andrea Reay presented artist Droze’s design for the mural to be painted on the Dollar Tree Building on 4th Ave SW across from the Burien Library (see image above).

“The City Council approved the design allowing the Burien Arts Commission and Parks, Recreations and Cultural Services Department to move forward with this exciting project!” said Gina Kallman, Cultural Arts Supervisor for Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.

Ms. Droze will be in Burien July 16-August 11 working on the project.

“Her design intends to create a meditative artwork that can provide moments of relaxation and thoughtfulness for the viewer,” Kallman added. “Her concept is to integrate Burien’s natural and urban environment. The wave patterns, hands, and botanicals represent the natural elements in Burien, with the hands also portraying a feeling of togetherness. The circles reflect have a more ‘urban-centric’ theme. The background patterns were created by Cedarhurst Elementary School students, which reflects their recent study of ‘tessellation.'”

Volunteers do not need artistic training, only an interest in helping to assist on this project.

Volunteers will be assisting with wall preparation and painting.

Volunteers need to be 18 years of age.

The artist is also looking for an Intern to work with her throughout the project. The intern should be over 18 and have some artistic training. This is a great opportunity for any artist looking to learn about the public art and mural process to glean information from a professional muralist. Augustina has created large murals around the country and in India for both municipalities and private collections.

If you are interested in this opportunity please e-mail [email protected] [4] as soon as possible.

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