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C2 Mercer Island Reporter Art... — Continued from page CI part of any permanent city collec- tion. How does the City of Mercer Island make its selection of public art? The Mercer Island Arts Council has a review panel that looks over proposed art which consists of not less than three people. one of whom must be from the Public Art Committee. They review the an based on aesthetic quality of the work, com- patibility with the comprehensive plan. the credentials of the artist, and the cost of maintenance, liability and installation. The panel then makes a proposal regarding the work, site placement, credit and recognition to the Mercer Island Arts Council, who What’s for sale in the [-90 Outdoor Art Gallery? “The Dance,” $6,210; by Shawn Marie Johnson “Magnificent Bird,” $9,400; by Kenton Pies “Bench” & “Chaise Lounge,” $5,750/$8,000; by “Trial Separation.” $4,000 and “The Falling Out,” $10,000; by Amie Garborg “Tuning Fork," $3,200, and “Tendrills Reaching,” $3,900; by Stephen Edwards “Eyewitness,” $5,400; by Bill Cooper “Thanks,” $14,500, and “Extraordinary Journey.” $12,500; by Gunnar Anderson “Glacier Reflection IV," $8,000 and “Odd Couple,” $8,000; by Gizel Berman Here’s what Islanders say about public art: Everyone sees the public art all over Mercer Island daily — but which ones do people like best? We asked some of the Islands citizens what they think. “I like ‘Rising Times’ by Brian Goldbloom, and it depicts so much about our future, it’s like a gateway. We light it at night so that it can be seen day and night.” - Rosalie King, chairwoman of the Mercer Island Arts Council Public Art Committee “I like the boat launch piece. It’s called ‘Gift of Reflection’ by David Govedare.” — Mamy Burdega, Mercer Island Arts Council coordinator “My favorite piece is ‘Primavera II’ (by Roslyn Mazzilli). I like where it is placed; it’s colorful, large and modern. 1 like its rib-like structure.” — Bryan Cairns, Mercer Island City Council member “I love the little girl at the Park on the Lid. That’s my favorite, but my grandkids always stop to kiss the alli- gator at McDonald’s." — Joan Allen. office manager, Mercer Island Reporter “1 don’t know the name of the re- cently-placed sidewalk sculpture at 27th and 76th in front of True Value Hardware , but I like the fact that it’s a carved stone piece with artifacts.” — Gordy Edberg, Mercer Island City Council member “My favorite is ‘Mythical Bird,’ by Dudley Carter at Pioneer Park. To me, it’s a very Northwest, and it’s beautifully sited next to the trees.” Carl Bryant, chairman of the Mercer Island Arts Council “I would say my favorite is the peo- Seattle/ Tacoma Rheem Wt Will IMPRESS You When You Need d V0?! (‘2 is,“ . accept or reject the piece by a ma- jority vote. Once the art is purchased or do- nated, the City of Mercer Island has the right to remove, sell or otherwise dispose of the work as they see fit. However, Mamy Burdega, the Mercer Island Arts Council coordinator, said that arrangement doesn’t seem to be a problem, because, “In. most cases, it’s not the artist that makes recom- mendations (as to the site of the art), it’s usually the person making the donation. We work with the donor as far as sitings for the work.” There are two waysrto donate art to Mercer Island; one is to donate an actual piece of art, and the other is to donate money toward the purchase of a piece of art. That money has gone to purchase works like “Primavera II” a painted steel sculp— ture by Roslyn Mazzilli. John Hoge ple outside of QFC. I like the looks of those two folks.” - Peg Morgan, Director, Mercer Island Youth and Family Services “I like that flower sculpture (Primavera II). I drive from Seattle and I come off the 76th Street exit at the north end, there's a sculpture that looks like a great big flower.” — Roger Page, owner, Island Books “I guess I like the one that’s at the community center, called ‘Totem’ is most interesting. It has a Northwest Indian look to it-—it’s abstract.” — Bob Still, former Mercer Island Arts Council chairperson “The rabbit’s ~PegHawke great.” “I like the one in front of Coldwell Banker Bain-—it creates wonder, and the sculpture in front of QFC ” - Dolores Erchinger, Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce volunteer “Head and ears above the rest is the v rabbit at the Mercer Island Library, for so many reasons.” — John Nelson, City Council member “I love that little girl (“Stepping Forward’) down by the kids playground at the lid. It’s a darling little girl; it has' a lot of sensitivity.” — Karen Pangborn, volunteer “My real favorite piece of public art is Sunnybeam School. It’s restored by parents with a great deal of care and it’s served generations of little kids on Mercer Island.“ —- Jon Oesting, School Board mem— ber “Of course, the one at the library, ‘Between Two Worlds’ by Georgia Gerber. Children and adults come here, children climb on it, adults sit down Need It Fast... Call the Seattle/ Tacoma Rheem Team. We service any make or model of heating equipment. And we promise your complete satisfaction with our work. I We’ll respond to your call quickly and arrive on time. We’ll do the job right, and at a fair price. Call us. We Will Impress You. . While upkeep and insurance for the artwork are covered by the city, Burdega said that the committee and the council take the durability of the art piece into consideration when choosing art. “We‘ve had a couple of pieces vandalized that we had to clean up, but that doesn’t happen every year. Maintenance is not a big ticket item.” Because the Mercer Island Arts Council is only 12 years old, Burdega feels that the best is yet to come for the arts on Mercer Island. “I think Mercer Islanders have a great appreciation for what art can do for them; they’re highly educat— ed and participate in artistic oppor- tunities,” said Burdega. “The public an program started in 1.990, so many haven’t had the chance to get in— Wednesday, January 14, I998 Sunday. Continued from page C] cy. Add butter,'/: cup powdered sugar, 1 egg and 2 cups flour. processing un- til combined well. Press pastry mixture into a lightly greased baking pan, 9 inches by I3 inches. Bake in a preheated 350 de— gree oven for 20 minutes. Cool slight- ly. In a medium bowl beat four eggs with an electric mixer until they be- gin to thicken. Gradually beat in the granulated sugar, then the lemon juice, lemon peel, baking powder and re- maining'r’. cup flour. Pour lemon mixture evenly over “Youth,"$15,000; by Boris Spivak “A Lapse in Purpose” & “Gifts,” $3,80()/$4.200/$3,600; by Joseph Kinnebrew “Carmina Burana,” $3,000; by Luc Fiedler “Woman Spirit,” $2,600; by Luc Fiedler the warm crust and return to oven, volved. We’re hoping that in the fu- baking 25 minutes or until the filling ture. people will give even more.” ing at home. flavors to their line: cranberry apple tle. This small, hands-on Northwest near it.” — Joyce Wagar, head librarian “’Primavera II.’ It’s got rhythm, and its color is great on our gray days, in- stead of seeing rusted metal.” — Chris Fauske, director of Summer Celebration “My favorite public art on Mercer Island hasn’t changed since the day it was put it. The rabbit at Mercer Island Library. I have a real affection for the rabbit itself as art. ~ Rich Conrad, Mercer Island city manager “I like the little girl on the West Mercer side ofthe Lid on the Park. It typ- ifies what parks are for children play- ing it them.” Jim Horn, state senator “I like ‘Primavera.’ I just personally find it attractive.” - Mike Wemman, state representative C ARE You CONCERNED WITH YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT? The Mercer Island School District is offering a Childfind to locate, evaluate, and identify preschool stud- ents with suspected disabling conditions, regardless of the severity of their disabili- ty, who are residing within the boundaries of the district and not currently receiving ial education services. Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires that local school districts make every effort to identify and serve all educationally disa- bled students between birth and twenty-one years of age. The purpose of the screening is to identify any weakness in vision, hearing, motor coordination, and developing learning and language skills that may effect a child‘s success in school. For those children identified, early appropriate steps may be able to correct the problem or reduce or eliminate the impact of the identified weakness(es). Identified children will be offered followup consultation and evalua- tion services by the Mercer Island School District at no cost. If you have a child three to five years of age, whose development is of concern to you, you may schedule a screening session for your child for Saturday. January 31, by contacting Instructional Services at (206) 236-3329. Parents of birth to three or school-age children may also call the same number and request an appointment to discuss their concems. WOULD“ I See us at Boot/J I Picture yourself in a new kitchen A Kitchen Tune-up in: Affordable Restoring costs a fraction of new cabinets Quick Most kitchens take less than a day Convenient - Your wood ls treated and ready to use You can have the kitchen of your dreams without dreaming of how you can afford it. 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Transfer to soup pot and stir in broth, whisking until smooth. Add carrots and pota- toes. Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes. Add half-and-half. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. per jellies: Peach Habanero, Chile Lime, Raspberry (available at Larry’s Markets.) Emily Moore —— celebrated Northwest chef has crossed the bridge to Issaquah and joined Fisher Meats 0 Seattle Caviar Company —— 3147 Fairview Avenue East, Seattle. Samplings on Saturdays. 0 New kitchen utensils —— heat resistant rubber spat- ulas that can withstand 450 degrees. Bright colored cookware and appliances to brighten up “white” kitchens, and coffee percolators (for hot coffee). theel roofing, our 23rdvnew Two worship st‘rvrt‘cs 8:15 Breakfast Service in I‘cllowship Hall “10:30 worship in the Sanctuary. Mercer Island. Presbyterian Church Christian Education for all ages 9:30 am. - 10:1-5 a.m. WN‘ Top of the hIll Island Crest Way (206) 232-5595 l'ItlurIrslull Italy In: Ir uh III II Ilmtl (In In hull utl lull \ A lIr Ix’ullt \mil’w-Wr I'..II III)I> Congregational Church of Mercer Island (United Church of Christ) 4545 Island Crest Way 232-7800 EB "Building the Body of C hrisr" Pastor Worship Service & Sunday School 10:30 am. Sunday BBC Classes 9 IO am. “Christian Basics" l/l I-2/22 Children K-S "Drama & Ans" Curriculum Middle and High School Classes Childcare for infants to preschool Other Activities —Youth groups. Logos Program. Adult Bible Studies. Men‘s Spiritual IZ-step. —come see! H‘OLY TRINITY 6001 Island Crest Way ................ ..232—1711 LUTHERAN CHURCH 8501 SE 40th 232.3270 L Nursery Cure, Wheelchair Access Worship Schedule EAST SHORE UNITARIAN CHURCH 8:00 am - Worship Eucharist in . the Chapel 10:15 am. Worship Service t 9-10 am. Sunday School ~ all ages Paul A. Fauske. 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