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January 27, 2012 at 7:57 PM

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Museum rises out of the forest


Sketched Jan. 25, 2012

From Fun Forest to Glass Garden.

The transformation of the grounds west of the Space Needle is well under way since the outdated but beloved amusement park closed for good after Labor Day 2010.

The glass museum devoted to Dale Chihuly's work, a project that drew a lot of criticism when it was first announced, is scheduled to open in the spring.

As an artist, I can imagine how much this might mean to Chihuly. What an amazing opportunity to have your artwork displayed at Seattle Center -- the city's living room, as some describe it -- in such a prominent fashion.

Visitors will get a full retrospective of Chihuly's career, culminating in a 100-foot-long assemblage of 1,400 glass pieces suspended from the ceiling of the garden's centerpiece "glass house."

Even Chihuly's sketches will be on display, which makes me dream about my own Sketcher museum. My drawings are so little, they would all fit in a P-Patch!


Drawn to Seattle Center
Below are sketches of Seattle Center from my archives. The links will take you to the original posts where they appeared.

What has drawn your attention around Seattle lately? Send me your suggestions of interesting places and people to sketch via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter. Have a great weekend!