Arts commission to see initial design for new Tukwila Library sculpture

Artist John Fleming will present his preliminary concept for the sculpture to the Tukwila Arts Commission at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila. The public is welcome to attend.

This is the artist John Fleming's initial design for a sculpture for the new Tukwila Library at Tukwila Village.

The King County Library System has selected artist John Fleming to design and construct the art installation for the new Tukwila Library at Tukwila Village.

Fleming will present his preliminary concept for the sculpture to the Tukwila Arts Commission at 5 p.m.  Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila. The public is welcome to attend.

As part of the land-use approval for the Tukwila Library, KCLS agreed to select an artist through an art process and then present the conceptual idea to the arts commission for final approval, said Dri Ralph, the KCLS public services design coordinator.

“KCLS is very excited about John Fleming’s proposal and believe it will be a piece of art that will contribute to the Tukwila community for years to come,” said Ralph.

On his website, Fleming explains that he has spent “spent 30 years developing a broad portfolio of art, architecture, and conceptual / environmental projects. Much of my work blurs the boundaries between all three.”

One of his installations is near the Experience Music Project in the Seattle Center.

The KCLS art-selection process is separate from the one that will select a central piece of art for Tukwila Village. The community had a chance to see those proposals in November.

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