Sunday, July 10, 2005


We are underway with Collocation, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. People have ventured to the park and made discoveries of art and the unbelievable context in which it sits. Any feedback on negotiating the park or the site is welcome here... the work is constantly evolving.

The work featured here gives another taste of the array of artists' work to be seen at the park: Gregory Glynn's scotch broom Foundation, a detail of Polly Purvis' roofing mound with dancing skeletons, Perri Lynch's Floating Datum poles, the darkly textured monolith constructed by Dan Linz, here behind a strip of barbed wire, and Amanda Sturgeon's meandering rock wall abutting the chain link of the EPA site. Thanks to Perri Lynch for the photos of her work, Gregory's and Dan's. If anyone has other photos of the installation, please email them and I will add as I can.

We are starting to hear publicity in the media about the show as well. In ArtAccess, a fabulous free Northwest gallery guide (and more!) published by Debbi Lester, you can find the Collocation map as a color centerpiece in the July/August issue. And yesterday, on Saturday, July 9, we were featured on the front page of the Bainbridge Review in a lovely article on Collocation written by Tina Lieu accompanied by photos taken by Jesse Beals. You can see it online at in the community section.

Starting tomorrow, I will be featuring the work of each of the participating artists on an individual blog page. You can meet the artists themselves and hear them talk about their work at a public event on August 11, here on Bainbridge, moderated by Greg Bell of 4Culture. Stay tuned for more details about this and other related community events.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Map of the ArtSite at Pritchard Park

We enjoyed a community celebration in honor of the opening of the exhibit yesterday, and Collocation is now officially open for business.

Here is a map of the site for reference if you come for a visit. Click on the image to get a larger version of it on your screen.

Please note that there are two works on the land behind the beach, and nine works up in the woods. The woodland pieces are marked by pin flags on a loop trail. To get to the beach, come from the parking lot at the base of Creosote Lane, around the chain link fence, and along the EPA site on the dirt access road. Alternately, you can come from the Taylor Avenue entrance to the park and access the beach that way.

Each work is indicated at the site by a round name marker that is numbered to correspond to the sequencing on the map, and each will soon be accompanied by a description the artist's intent.