Seattle's new Olympic Sculpture Park is now Open! The new 9 acre park located in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood (Urban Village) celebrated it's Grand Opening over the weekend!
There was bright sunshine, blue skies, crowds, shades, Alexander Calder's Eagle, and The Space Needle for the Grand Opening on Saturday, January 20th 2007! Given our horrible weather these past few months, it was amazing to have such a dazzeling day for the long awaited opening of the new park! The park was jammed with Seattlites enjoying the the ART, the SUN, the Park, and the new Beach on Elliott Bay.
Fireboat welcomes the crowd as they photogragh all the wonderful ART. My friend Patti laughing about the "Ask Me" sign. Seattlites exploring this new addtion to Downtown Seattle and Belltown! Down near the waterfront is Mark di Suvero's "Schubert Sonata".
For more information on the Olympic Sculpture Park, The Seattle Times has a great interactive site to learn more about the Sculptures, Artists, the Grand Opening Festivities, the parks' development, and the people who made it happen.
Walking through Teresita Fernandez's "Seattle Cloud Cover" a commissioned work for the park.
The play of light and shadow on Richard Serra's "Wake"
....Patti's playful "Llama" shadow while I take photograghs!
The day could not have been better for the Grand Opening of the Seattle Art Museum's (SAM) new Olympic Sculpture Park in Belltown/Downtown Seattle. The blue of the sky, and Elliott Bay against the red/orange of some of the art, the green of the grass and the colorful crowd made for an exciting experience!
Eagle silhouetted against Elliott Bay, and Alki Point.