Join your neighbors for Arts in the Parks this summer. There are two free series, one for children and their families on Tuesdays at noon and another on Friday nights at 7pm for everyone. The full schedule is available at www.redmond.gov/arts. There is something fun for everyone so bring a picnic, some neighbors and friends and join together in celebrating the summer.
|July 14||Alleyoop Music|
|July 21||The Jungle Books|
|July 28||Lelavision Physical Comedy|
|Aug 04||One World Taiko|
|Aug 04||One World Taiko|
|Aug 11||Storytelling and Music|
|Aug 18||Junk Chime|
|Aug 25||Dandelions and Daydreams|
|July 17||You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown|
|July 24||Greenstage, A Comedy of Errors|
|July 31||Wooden O Theatre, Richard III|
|Aug 07||Open Improv|
|Aug 14||Redmond Teen Night|
|Aug 21||Unexpected Theater|
June 16, 7pm
Arts Day honors teacher Nancy McKay, DigiPen Institute of Technology and the Redwood Theater for their service to the citizens of Redmond. A reception in their honor will be held June 16 at 7pm in Redmond City Hall. The reception will be followed by an award ceremony in the City Council Chambers and a proclamation by the Mayor to kick-off the summer Arts in the Parks series. Everyone is welcome to join us for Arts Day at City Hall.
Opening July 9, 6pm
The Redmond Arts Commission and Redmond Historical Society have partnered to showcase early drawings and original collage works by Dudley C. Carter. The exhibition will open on July 9 at 6pm with a public reception at Redmond City Hall.
Dudley Carter was born in British Columbia in 1891. He spent his youth as a skid greaser and logging foreman and later became a forest engineer and timber cruiser (inventoried harvestable timber) in the Pacific Northwest. His work as an artist began in 1930 when Carter was 39 years old. He participated in "Art in Action" during the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, where he met and became friends with Diego Rivera. Carter is featured in Rivera’s mural Pan American Unity.
Carter carved many of his monumental sculptures with a double bladed ax. Several of his sculptures and his hand-crafted Haida House are located in the Redmond area including the Sammamish Trail, Redmond Regional Library, Redmond Senior Center, Marymoor Park and Slough Park. In 1987, at age 96, Carter became the first King County Parks and Recreation artist in residence. Carter died in 1992.
Photo provided by the Redmond Historical Society
July 25th 10am-7pm
Join the travelling tent show on Saturday July 25 from 10am to 7pm. Bring your own supplies or help an artist create a temporary structure for this fun afternoon of tent-making. Everyone is welcome. Tents will be constructed out of all types of material on the Redmond City Hall green space.
Produced in collaboration with the 4Culture Site Specific Performance Network
Applications are due July 1, 2009.