ArtEAST’s popular Rookery Project, an annual event featuring art inspired by Washington’s indigenous Great Blue Heron, was established to build community around art.
Now in it’s third year, the 2014 Rookery Project takes community building to a new level by involving local residents in the construction of large-scale nests woven from branches collected from the surrounding landscape. Each weekday, environmental artist Karen White will lead a team representing an Issaquah group or organization.
The public is invited to observe the nest building activities Monday through Thursday. The nests will also be on display during the Art Outside Highlands Day Festival, July 20, 3pm–7pm. The community is invited to join Karen White building a public nest at that time and partake in a variety of other art and community activities.
Participating teams include:
Tuesday, July 15 – YWCA Family Village at Issaquah, 11am – 2pm, Sponsored by Highlands Realty
Wednesday, July 16 – AtWork!, 1:30 – 3:00pm, Sponsored by the Issaquah Press
Thursday, July 17 – !mpact Youth Program, Issaquah School District, 10am – 2:00, Sponsored by Highlands Dentistry
The Rookery 2014 Nest Project sponsored by: 4Culture and the City of Issaquah.