A Great Day In Lake City
Saturday, September 9th, Lake City Future First was joined by about 30 neighbors to dedicate artist Andrew Miller’s mural on the retaining walls of Value Village. LCFF funded the mural and looks forward to continuing to work with the Lake City Young Leaders, local business, Lake City artists and Andy to keep the momentum going on murals in Lake City. Thanks to the Double J Saloon for hosting the after party. Attendants were treated to some music, insights from Andy and his process and a dinasaur themed cake in honor of the mural motif.
Earlier that day – Lake City came out to celebrate the grand opening of the Lake City Skate Park. Our local hero, Kevin Hilman, who shepherded this project through over the course of about 9 years, was joined by Mayor Ed Murray, Parks Superintendent Jesus Aguirre, Dwight Preveo with Wells Fargo, members of the Virgil Flaim Family and Andrea Meyers with Children’s Home Society. The park was buzzing with youth of all ages and beyond showing their tricks and enjoying this incredible addition to the community.
LCFF presented Kevin with a special award at our August Community Conversation for his dedication and perseverance throughout the project. Kevin is a true example of the positive impact an individual can have on a community.
Local Artist Lynn Debeal Shares Her “Multiplicity” Artwork
Lake City artist, Lynn Debeal talks about her work –
“Multiplicity” – “Celebrating the Sacred Geometry. “My work is inspired by the Sacred Geometry. I use it to generate Mandalas from my original hand done pastel, color pencil, vector, & painted artwork. 10 year of asbestos exposure in the 1970s/ 80s & mold exposure in the 90’s caught up with me. Pulmonary Fibrosis & a restrictive lung disease made art mediums that produced dust became toxic to me. So I went digital. I found a Kaleidoscope program & began to explore art the same way I used to explore my music – mathematically. I began to “Re-Mix” my art. Geometry, which means “measure of the earth, is part of everything we see & hear. Our bodies, nature, architecture, music. My lungs can no longer sing jazz, blues, rock or folk cover tunes, but I cover my artwork. And create again.”
Saturday, September 16th
3-6pm at the Black Zone Gallery
Lake City Future First is looking forward to working with the Community on a neighborhood festival that is reflective of our changing and culturally rich community.
This year, Saturday was our big day for kids events and thanks to Seattle Gymnastics Academy for having an obstacle course in Albert Davis, and to all the wonderful non profits who provided crafts including Hunger Intervention, North Helpline, The LC Library, Literacy Source, the Lake City Farmer’s Market and Missy’s Rescue.Thanks also to our kid’s area performers: Lluvia Chavez, Insight Martial Arts. Hulau Hula Napaulau, and Adria the Juggler. It was tough to be tucked back up behind the main action but the Lake City Young Leaders program helped to guide people our way with balloon animals, henna and face painting.
We can’t wait for the return of live music, supporting local businesses and bringing in local artisans to share their craft.
A community festival needs both your input and your help. Volunteerism is essential to putting on a great festival.
We will be going over our surveys that we conducted at the event on what is important to attendants for a Lake City festival and continuing the outreach as we work with our neighbors and businesses to create a celebration that we all can enjoy.
There is Still Time to Enjoy Music in the Mini Park
Join us this Wednesday, August 2nd for the Lance Lu Quartet. Lance Lu brings Latin, Bebop, modern and beyond to our series. Music starts at 6pm. See you there.
With just two more Wednesday performances to go it has been a great season of music. On August 9th we wrap with Jessica Clipper. We were lucky enough to hear a little of what Jessica had to offer last year and this time we are showcasing her talent. Not to be missed.
Challenging Area to Get a Paint Job from Artist Andrew Miller
LCFF has had the great privilege of supporting the mural work being completed around Lake City by Mark Mendez’s, Lake City Leaders program. The person who has guided the youth and brought their visions to the walls of Toyoda Sushi, Elliott Bay Brewery and the North Helpline Food Bank is local artist Andrew Miller. Andrew has committed a great deal of his time and talents to this effort demonstrating a belief in the power of community projects and commitment to the visions of our future leaders.
Working with the Value Village in Lake City, LCFF has created the opportunity to get Andrews work up on “those brown walls” that line the parking lot of the Value Village store and the large parking area to the south. The Value Village management has been fantastic to work with and relayed to us that this was a project they had in their minds for quite some time. Store manager, Allison Hughes, was immediately receptive to the proposal and was the one who made the conceptual suggestion (dinosaurs) which Andrew quickly ran with.
If you would like to volunteer to help fill in the mural we are having a painting party on Saturday, August 12th from 10am-4pm. Volunteers will have the opportunity to paint and fill in the design with brilliant colors, while contributing to the creative process!
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