The studio is honored that it has been selected by Seattle Housing Authority for the Artist Works Program at Yesler Terrace, a 2-year project centered on creating a permanent, site-specific sculpture at Yesler Terrace rooted in deep community engagement.
Spring to Fall 2016
George Lee Studio
Funded by City of Seattle
Build community and deter youth violence in the everyday streets of Brighton/Othello/Rainier Beach by building "City of Faces" an outdoor hanging installation of cast human face bird houses. Thirty local youth will learn about local birds and their nesting needs, and then choose one to make a bird house for with their face as the front, their mouth as the entrance hole. Generously funded by City of Seattle Arts and Cultural Affairs.
It will be located in Angel Morgan P-Patch Community Garden, located along busy Greenway along 42nd ave s and Morgan, just south of Aki Kurose Middle School. Youth will be compensated $15 honorariums upon completion, learn about birds in depth, and have the chance to assist in the installation. New partnerships will be formed with several youth organizations in these neighborhoods to build a foundation for future arts and cultural projects.