Mercer Island

Fall 2018 / Winter 2019

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Guide

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ARTS COUNCIL Established in 1985, the Mercer Island Arts Council nurtures, promotes, and implements high quality arts and culture activities for the community The Arts Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center. The public is encouraged to attend! Arts Council Programs • Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpure Gallery • Mostly Music in the Park • Shakespeare in the Park • Mercer Gallery • Public Art Additions • Classics on Film Visit for information about the Arts Council and more details about programs listed in this Recreation Guide Mercer Gallery Stop by the Mercer Island Community & Event Center at 8236 SE 24th Street to view works by regional visual artists on display at the Mercer Gallery. Exhibits at this indoor space are free and open to the public, and new works go on view approximately every six weeks. Works of art are also for sale, with a portion of sales supporting Arts Council programs. Upcoming Exhibits Northwest Collage Society On View: Sept 10 - Oct 26 Artists Reception: Thr, Sept 13, 6:30pm - 8pm MIVAL Holiday Show On View: Oct 29 - Dec 14 Artists Reception: Thr, Nov 1, 6:30pm - 8pm Northwest Artists in Action Guild On View: Jan 7 - Feb 22 Artists Reception: Thr, Jan 10, 6:30pm - 8pm Mercer Island in Focus On View: Feb 25 - Apr 12 Artists Reception: Thr, Feb 28, 6:30pm - 8pm Seattle Co-Arts On View: Apr 15 - May 31 Artists Reception: Thr, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 8pm Reception dates subject to change. Call (206) 275-7609 to confirm. Good Morning, Seattle! by Ann Gan, Puget Sound Sumi Artists Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery Located along the I-90 corridor on Sunset Highay between 77th Ave SE and 80th Ave SE, the Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery both enhances the Town Center landscape and enriches Mercer Island's sense of community by bringing art to the public. Greta Hackett, a long-time Mercer Island resident, volunteer, and activist, spearheaded the idea for the sculpture park, which opened in 1995 and was renamed in her honor in 2017 on the 20th anniversary of her passing. Today the gallery features both works in the City's public art collection and sculptures available for sale. Contact the Parks and Recreation office at (206) 275-7609 to learn more about purchasing a sculpture or to display your work. Get the "story" about sculptures in the Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery and other public artworks on the Island by downloading STQRY, a free mobile platform that allows you to engage with all things arts and culture in your area. Learn more about STQRY on the Arts Council website. Primavera II by Roslyn Mazzilli, City of Mercer Island Public Art Collection (206) 275-7609 7

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