Garden News

Arts in the Garden Committee marks first anniversary, plans for next year

The Arts in the Garden Committee celebrated its first year in early August with a bang. Pieces by Rodger Squirrell and Lin McJunkin from the City of Shoreline Outdoor Sculpture Program were installed in the lower garden. Also enhancing the meadow is Tony Angell’s “Surf Birds.” The three new sculptures join a group of installations created by Seattle Pacific University art students under the direction of Prof. Roger Feldman, Art Department chairman.

The sculptures and bringing art to KBG will be the focus of Val Easton’s gardening article in the August 12 Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest Magazine.

The Committee will meet in the lower garden at 7 PM, Thursday, August 9 to view the new works and discuss possible projects for the rest of this year and next, including a contest seeking the best photos of the Garden to be taken in 2013. Other suggestions for bringing a full range of arts to KBG are solicited. The Arts in the Garden Committee is open to all.

The KBG Foundation hopes to work closely with the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council on some of these projects. Council Executive Director Fred Wong toured the Garden in early July and met with Dr. Kruckeberg, who told Fred that he thought the collaboration made good sense, especially since the very first art form was a garden.

If you cannot make the August 9 meeting, but would like to participate in the work of the Committee, please e-mail the chair, Eric Swenson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .