JuNO, The Junction Neighborhood Organization, and WSJA, The West Seattle Junction Association are having a dedication ceremony to celebrate the installation of 10 Symbolic West Seattle Historic bronze panels by local artist Lezlie Jane. Join us on April 7th from 6-7pm, at Starbucks (on the SE corner of California Ave and SW Alaska Street) as we celebrate this important milestone in Junction history.
The bronze panels & glass artwork by Lezlie Jane, along with the metal artwork by Miguel Edwards, reflect the evolution of the community. The artwork and other building improvements were a result of six years of community involvement working with the current owner Equity Residential, the former developer Conner Homes, and the City of Seattle to make this a great building for The Junction. This building has been the active center of West Seattle since 1907 and we’re excited that this artwork will be featured so prominently in our neighborhood.
Lezlie Jane will share her story on the 10 historic bronze panels which are installed in alcoves of the brick columns around of the Junction 47 building Starbucks store. The bas-relief panels were hand carved in clay, cast in bronze, then finished with a custom patina. Each panel has art depicting past and present places that are unique to the Duwamish Peninsula and the history of West Seattle. These panels include:
- Fir Lodge/The Log House Museum
- Geographic Legacy/4.8 Miles of Beach
- Duwamish/The First People/ DKH’ DUW”ABSH/Time immemorial
- Old Mudhole/Colman Pool Lincoln Park
- Alki Point/ 1868 Lighthouse
- First Ferryboat/1888
- Fauntleroy Creek/Longfellow Creek
- City Views/Then and Now
- Alaska Junction/1907
- Station 32/ Seattle Fire Department
We hope you will join us in celebrating the installation of this artwork. Stop by to meet the artist, developer, city officials, and community volunteers who helped make it a reality and view the panels for the first time along with your fellow neighbors.
For more information on JuNO please visit their facebook page.
Community Artwork Dedication & Celebration
Thursday, April 7th / 6-7pm / 4233 SW Alaska St