Have you noticed the fresh coat of paint on the sculptures at Meridian Playground? You can thank the kids at Meridian School, who did the work as part of the City of Seattle’s 1% for Art program. From Erin Ruddock with Meridian School:
Students had the opportunity to power wash the sculptures and prepare them for painting, to select the new color scheme, and of course…paint! The students demonstrated perseverance, incredible attention to detail and amazing focus! To date, 5 out of the 10 existing sculptures have been revitalized. The remaining sculptures will be completed in the fall of 2015 with next year’s first graders. Upon completion of this project, 59 first grade students will have participated and their work will shine for years to come in the beautiful Meridian Park!
The sculptures were originally built by Patrick Maher. Here is a picture of that mini-Good Shepherd Center sculpture being designed and built:
In other playground news, the grant for a new JSIS playground came through! We covered the grant application back in April, so read that post for details as to what to expect. More details as that project takes shape.
Gasworks playground is also slated for a rebuild to happen in mid-2016. They are going through the landmarks process now and nearing final plans, which we will post here on Wallyhood as soon as they are ready. There will be one more public meeting before everything is finalized. The general idea for the site layout can be seen in their March presentation here.