sculpture Section

STOLEN: Eagle carving at Eagle Landing Park has gone missing

STOLEN: Eagle carving at Eagle Landing Park has gone missing

The Eagle sculpture at Eagle Landing Park – carved by Galen Willis-Eagle – has been stolen, according to Michael Lafreniere, Executive Director of Burien Parks…

Donut-shaped sculpture ‘Taurus’ at Seahurst Park removed, to be destroyed

Donut-shaped sculpture ‘Taurus’ at Seahurst Park removed, to be destroyed

As we first reported Thursday, Dec. 5, the donut-shaped (or innertube-shaped depending on your age) sculpture ‘Taurus,’ designed by Thomas Lindsey and in place at Burien’s Seahurst Park since 1977, has been removed…

Puget Sound Skills Center Students install new sculpture at Community Center

Puget Sound Skills Center Students install new sculpture at Community Center

On Thursday morning (May 23), students from Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center installed a brand new, original metallic sculpture – that they created – in the atrium of the Burien Community Center. The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘FIN’ the giant Salmon swims into Burien Town Square Park

PHOTOS: ‘FIN’ the giant Salmon swims into Burien Town Square Park

While not quite as popular (or stinky) as a beached fin whale, ‘FIN’ the giant Salmon ‘swam’ into Burien Town Square Park Wednesday, April 17, and Photographer Justin Bennett was... [Read more]

Unique Works from Artist Don Liljar Now on Display at Burien Town Square

Unique Works from Artist Don Liljar Now on Display at Burien Town Square

Don Liljar was an artist who lived in Burien for at least 40 years, creating his art most recently in a modest home on SW 158th at 14th Ave SW. “Some may remember seeing a large wheeled contraption... [Read more]

PHOTO: ‘Helios Pavilion’ Sculpture at Burien Town Square Park

PHOTO: ‘Helios Pavilion’ Sculpture at Burien Town Square Park

BTB Reader Sara Chapman sent us this photo, of which she says: This neat sculpture in the town plaza in downtown Burien, Washington sure looked good in the late day light the other day. I don’t know... [Read more]

PHOTO: Look Out Fremont – Normandy Park Has Its Own Troll! Meet ‘Norman’

PHOTO: Look Out Fremont – Normandy Park Has Its Own Troll! Meet ‘Norman’

Look out Fremont, ‘cuz Normandy Park now has its own Troll – meet ‘Norman': “He’s a friendly troll of sorts who lives in the 1100 block of SW Shorebrook Drive (the road to the... [Read more]

Historic George Tsutakawa Fountain Re-installed At Burien Library

Historic George Tsutakawa Fountain Re-installed At Burien Library

After being held high and dry in storage since June 2009, the historic George Tsutakawa fountain is dripping again, having been re-installed to the interior of Burien’s main library. The fountain, previously... [Read more]

Skills Center Students Install “Lighthouse” Sculpture At Community Center

Skills Center Students Install “Lighthouse” Sculpture At Community Center

A new, lighthouse-themed metal water sculpture was installed at the Burien Community Center Tuesday (June 22) by welding instructor Dale Copeland and his students from the Puget Sound Skills Center. According... [Read more]

MISSING: Tall Bronze Sculpture, Stolen From A Reader's Yard

MISSING: Tall Bronze Sculpture, Stolen From A Reader's Yard

BTB Reader Phillip Levine reports that a very unique sculpture was stolen from his yard recently, and he sent us this info and photo in case any other readers have seen it: Bronze sculpture by Tom Jay,... [Read more]

Organizational Meeting For Dick Dahlgard Statue Is Tuesday, July 7th At Sal’s Deli

Organizational Meeting For Dick Dahlgard Statue Is Tuesday, July 7th At Sal’s Deli

Dick "Mr. Burien" Dahlgard passed away last November, and Sal's Deli owner Jim Hughes is trying to erect a statue in his honor. Jim Hughes, longtime Burien businessman, is having an organizational... [Read more]

George Tsutakawa Fountain Temporarily Removed From New Library Due To Damage Concerns

George Tsutakawa Fountain Temporarily Removed From New Library Due To Damage Concerns

Thursday (July 2nd), we received the following email from a BTB Reader named Jessica, inquiring about the 1972 George Tsutakawa fountain at the new library, which has been recently removed: Hello, Yesterday... [Read more]

VIDEO: “Whaddaya Think?” Of Burien’s Controversial Nude Female Sculpture?

VIDEO: “Whaddaya Think?” Of Burien’s Controversial Nude Female Sculpture?

Burien’s recently-installed, controversial nude female sculpture has become a local media sensation (which we first covered on Monday), and Thursday (June 25th) our B-Town Blog video production crew... [Read more]

Student Welders Install New Sculpture At B/ IAS

Student Welders Install New Sculpture At B/ IAS

Students from the Puget Sound Skills Center’s Welding Careers Program, in association with Plumber and Pipefitters Local 32, installed “To Be Named Later,” an original sculpture of an eagle swooping down onto a salmon at the Burien Interim Art Space on Friday, June 5th…

New “Helios Pavilion” Sculpture Gets Finishing Touches

New “Helios Pavilion” Sculpture Gets Finishing Touches

One of the many aspects of the new Burien Town Square (which will celebrate its grand opening June 13th) is “Helios Pavilion,” a new sculpture by James M. Harrison:

The sculpture is meant to harness the sun, native history and the energy of place, and provide a beacon and muse for the community…

Notes From Monday Night’s City Council Meeting

Notes From Monday Night’s City Council Meeting

by Gina Bourdage Here are notes from Monday night’s (April 6th) Burien City Council meeting (link to PDF agenda here): LEVY SUPPORTS VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES: A recent survey found that 50% of... [Read more]

“Girlfriend’s Clay Day” Is Coming To Moshier Arts Center

“Girlfriend’s Clay Day” Is Coming To Moshier Arts Center

“Girlfriend’s Clay Day,” a workshop where you can learn how to make a beautiful vase out of clay will be happening at Moshier Community Arts Center on three Saturdays beginning April... [Read more]

PHOTO: Vandals Knock Over Part Of “The Passage”

PHOTO: Vandals Knock Over Part Of “The Passage”

BREAKING NEWS, FIRST REPORTED HERE & EXCLUSVE TO THE B-TOWN BLOG AND NO OTHER LOCAL MEDIA WITHIN A 12-MILE RADIUS:

Sometime within the last 24 hours, vandals apparently drove a racing green Mini Cooper onto Burien’s Interim Art Space area, hooked a tow line up and pulled over the “Mother” portion of “The Passage,” which was unveiled on January 24th.

Here’s an exclusive photo, taken by Contributing Photographer Francisco Beigh around 3:45pm Wednesday, April 1st:

Installation Of “Sun Pavilion” Sculpture Underway

Installation Of “Sun Pavilion” Sculpture Underway

Friday (Mar. 6th) on SW 152nd at Burien Town Square, construction workers started installing the steel framing for “Sun Pavilion” (aka “Helios Pavilion”), a 30-foot tall sculpture by Northwest artist James M. Harrison.

Harrison’s artwork is being built between the new City Hall and the Burien Town Square buildings, and is a giant steel “basket” that can be entered; a woven sculpture. He hopes the piece will look good against the skyline, the mountains, the existing buildings, and the long western sun…

Burien Interim Art Space Planning Meeting Is Mon., Feb. 9th

Burien Interim Art Space Planning Meeting Is Mon., Feb. 9th

Kathy Justin and Dane Johnson, the driving forces behind the innovative Burien Interim Art Space, sent us this email about an upcoming planning meeting for the site on Monday, Feb. 9th at 6:30pm at the... [Read more]

Hot Art Heats Up A Cool Burien On Saturday

Hot Art Heats Up A Cool Burien On Saturday

Saturday afternoon saw chilly temps but warm hearts set aglow by numerous innovative and often fiery sculptures, art pieces and artists at the grand opening of Burien’s Interim Art Space (B/ IAS)... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time Lapse Of Thursday’s “The Passage” Installation

VIDEO: Time Lapse Of Thursday’s “The Passage” Installation

Here’s an exclusive time-lapse movie of “The Passage” being installed late Thursday afternoon, courtesy Burien Photog Francis Zera: [flashvideo filename="http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/media/thepassagetimelapse.flv"... [Read more]

PHOTOS: “The Passage” Makes Safe Passage To Burien

PHOTOS: “The Passage” Makes Safe Passage To Burien

“The Passage,” the unusual Mother/Daughter sculpture made of recycled and scrap metal, made safe passage to Burien from California Tuesday night on a semi-truck to the Interim Art Space at... [Read more]

Daily Journal Of Commerce Digs Burien’s Interim Art Space

Daily Journal Of Commerce Digs Burien’s Interim Art Space

Last Monday (Jan. 12th), the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce posted a glowing story about Burien’s creative use of unused land at the new Town Square – turning it into an Interim Art Space. The... [Read more]

Ground Broken For Town Square Sculpture “The Passage”

Ground Broken For Town Square Sculpture “The Passage”

Thanks for Kathy Justin for sending us this video (produced by Steven Bradford), which shows “de-construction of the site” where Dan Das Mann’s impressive Burning Man-created sculpture... [Read more]

UPDATE:”The Passage” Installation Postponed To Jan. 24th

UPDATE:”The Passage” Installation Postponed To Jan. 24th

12/27/08 UPDATE: Due to weather conditions, the installation of the sculpture The Passage into Burien’s Town Square (BTB Advertiser) has been POSTPONED from Sat. Jan, 3rd to Saturday, January 24th,... [Read more]

VIDEO:Impressive Sculpture Coming To Burien Town Square

VIDEO:Impressive Sculpture Coming To Burien Town Square

From our friends at Burien Parks comes this video and information on a very impressive sculpture coming soon to Burien Town Square: Here’s more info on this project: The Burien/ Interim Art Space... [Read more]