Siegel, Seattle Times
worshipers on parade
old Swallow's Nest warehouse north of Lake Union is a hive of activity
this morning, as craftspeople and artist-wanna-bees put finishing
touches on floats and costumes for the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade.
mostly donated and recycled materials such as TV cables, foam, lawn
chairs, fabric bolt-ends, computer paper and what-have-you, float
and costume builders such as Roger Wheeler will parade 10-foot-tall
puppets, gargoyles in papier-mache masks, a giant balloon-octopus
and people-powered (pushed or pulled) floats bearing bands and dancers,
salvaged the stone wall I'm standing my gargoyles against, from
the Seattle Repertory Theatre, where they were cutting up the foam
to put in the dumpster," said Wheeler, a long-time volunteer.
caption and article excerpt from the Seattle Times, 1992
there's art there's life--and Fremont
THERE'S ART, there's life, and Fremont has art, artists and
the east end of the McKenzie Building, just out of sight of our
friends waiting for the streetcar ["Waiting for the Interurban"],
is a new wall mural, an awesome swarm of color orchestrated by artist
excerpt from "Where there's art there's life--and Fremont"
by Cliff Rowe, originally published in the Seattle Times. Photo
is from the artist's personal collection; original article included
a black-and-white photo of the mural.