|What is the Living Barge? The
Living Barge Project is a large-scale, temporary public art installation
by Sarah Kavage and Nicole Kistler that will be moored on Seattle's Duwamish
River for the month of April 2006. Native plants will be installed on an
industrial barge, creating a temporary floating island full of ferns, shrubs
and tree seedlings.
|What is this project about?
We want to use this project to create a lasting, positive dialogue about
the history and future of the Duwamish and the neighbors and businesses that
surround it. We also want to raise citywide awareness of the Duwamish and
invite people to participate in its restoration.
Where will the barge be installed?
The barge will be moored on the Georgetown side of the Duwamish River between
the 1st Ave. S. Bridge and the 16th Ave S (South Park) Bridge.
The best place to view the barge will be from
Park South - the small park at 8th Ave. S. and S. Portland
Street in South Park - directly across the river.
Opening Reception: Saturday,
4 - 6 pm: Inaugural Duwamish River Boat Tour
Take a cruise on the Duwamish with the artists and
BJ Cummings of
the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition. Free, reservation
only. To reserve a slot, send an email to sarah "at" gogoweb "dot" com with
subject headling "RESERVE TOUR".
*NOTE*: due to the high demand,
WE HAVE ADDED ANOTHER TOUR!
- from 2-4 pm on the 1st -
Those on the wait list will be accomodated in order of signup.
6 - 8 pm: Opening Reception
At Gateway South, 8th Ave. S. and S. Portland
8 pm and on: Opening night party
Line, South Park's favorite dive bar.
Schedule of Events
During April, all kinds of events, exhibits and tours will be happening
in conjunction with the Living Barge. Take a guided or self-guided
tour of South Park and the Duwamish, get a closer look at the Livng Barge,
and check out local artists and businesses. Most events are appropriate
for all ages and will take place rain or shine.
[ View the complete Schedule of Events ]
Funders and Donors
For more information, or to volunteer, contact Sarah Kavage at sarah
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