Artwork at the Shoreline Library
Up!” neon sign in the Teen area was designed by Amy Layton, Shorecrest
High School Class of 2001. It was funded by the Friends of the Shoreline Library
and the Shoreline Arts Council in October 2000.
The “Creatures” papier-mache sculptures in the Children’s
area were created by a group of pre-schoolers and school-age children at the
Shoreline Library with two local artists, Lynn Turnblom and Gwyneth Lamont.
The project took one month to complete in October 1998 and the technique came
from the books “The Simple Screamer: A Guide to the Art of Papier and
Cloth Mache” and “Make Something Ugly -- for a Change: The Definitive
Guide to Papier / Cloth Mache” by Dan Reeder.
Blossom Lighted Paper Art Fixture in the Living Room was designed by King County
Library System Architecture and Interior Design Coordinator, Dave Scott-Risner.
The Hanging Wings in the Children’s area were inspired by a drawing
by Leonardo Da Vinci and fabricated by Obfab.
|The “Celebrating Peace” mural in the
parking lot was created by the two local chapters of Students Against
Violence Everywhere (SAVE) of Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools.
Flags surrounding the planet represent the diversity of families
in Shoreline. The mural was installed outside the Shoreline Library
on October 24, 1998.
More Artwork at the library (not pictured):
The “Owl Sculpture” in the front
lobby was created by Lawney Reyes. It was commissioned in 1976
by the King County Arts Commission and the Friends of the Library
for the previous Shoreline Library location where it hung above
the front door.
The Tiger Mural in the Children’s Storytime Room was done
as part of a project called “Seniors Making Art.”
A local artist, Sharon Tauber, led the group and paired seniors
from the community with home-schooled children.
The Hand-woven Basket above the staff book display was made at
the first official Shoreline Arts Festival and sponsored by the
Shoreline Arts Council.
The Woven Wall-Hanging in the staff workroom was made at the
first official Shoreline Arts Festival and sponsored by the Shoreline
The Oil Paintings in the staff work room were designed by local
artist, Mary Tudor. She uses vibrant color and a mix of oil and
wax to give her creations dimension and allure. This paintings
are on loan by the artist and available for purchase.
The plasma screen in the living room area of the library displays
The metal cut panels in the parking lot extension are by local
artist Deborah Mersky.
The images are inspired by Rachel Carson’s
book The Edge of
the Sea and are based on ideas that relate
to Shoreline’s natural environment.
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February 19, 2010