On June 9, at 5 pm in the Fort Worden Commons lobby, the work that Bainbridge Island visual artist Gayle Bard has created for that space as part of the Art in Public Places program will be unveiled!
"It is beautiful," says Fort Worden Area Parks Manager Kate Burke about the piece, in her invitation. A reception will follow the short presentation.
The selection process of Gayle Bard as the artist began in 2006, and she began to create the piece in 2007. Art in Public Places facilitates the acquisition of comission of artwork with funds generated by new state-funded construction. The Friends of Fort Worden also donated $6,000 toward the project.
The project is managed by the Washington State Arts Commission. The artwork will be part of the state art collection, but be stewarded by Fort Worden State Park.
Gayle Bard has met frequently with the hiring committee to talk about concepts and other areas of focus.
Admission to the unveiling is free; RSVP to Janet Hollingsworth at 360.344.4402.