Northwest NEWS

April 10, 2000

Local News

Bothell wants art volunteers

   BOTHELL--The City of Bothell wants committed volunteers to staff a Campus Art Donation Committee to raise $20,000 to match City funds already budgeted for a permanent piece of art on the new UW-Bothell/Cascadia CC campus.

   The City pledged in May of 1998 to commission artwork for a common area of the shared campus. The committee will be organized into three sub-groups: Design and Selection, Fundraising, and Art Unveiling Program and Ceremonies.

   "We are looking for people who may have experience, or just boundless enthusiasm in one of these areas," said City employee Cecelia Duncan. "This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the campus and community, as whatever type of art is chosen will remain for many years, potentially influencing the style and design of other pieces to follow."

   The City hopes to make committee appointments by sometime in May, said Duncan. The Design Selection and Fundraising sub-committees will begin work in June, and the Unveiling and Ceremonies sub-committee will form in August. The Design group will make recommendations to the City Council in September; construction of the art piece will begin in October; fundraising will end next February; and the art will be dedicated next April.

   Interested parties should contact Duncan or Recreation Manager Pat Parkhurst by Apr. 19 at 425-486-3256.