Understory: A Preview Exhibit of Giant Plant Sculptures at Union Station

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The Great Hall of Seattle's Union Station will blossom with giant plant sculptures beginning April 4, 2002. The forged steel sculptures, seven-to-ten feet in height, depict eight indigenous woodland plants. They will eventually be placed permanently along public trails near the renovated Interstate-90 Sunset Interchange at the base of Tiger Mountain in Issaquah. The artists are Nick Lyle and Jean Whitesavage of Seattle. The sculptures are part of Sound Transit's Start STart program. They will be exhibited in Union Station's Great Hall April 4th through April 24th and then in public areas throughout Union Station until their permanent placement along the trail in the summer of 2003.

The I-90 Sunset Interchange project is a partnership of Sound Transit, the Washington State Department of Transportation, King County, the City of Issaquah and Port Blakely. It modifies the existing East Sunset Way interchange on I-90 and complements a new road to the Sammamish Plateau being constructed by King County. It also includes a pedestrian/bike path under I-90. These improvements are part of Sound Move, the regional transportation plan approved by voters in 1996. As part of STart, one percent of the construction budget for Sound Transit projects is set aside for art.

WHAT: Preview Exhibit of "Understory;" giant steel plant sculptures

The Great Hall
Union Station
401 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA

Thursday April 4, 2002
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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