View “Daily Migration” in Progress During Open Studio and Artwalk, May 7

Kent, Wash. – April 25, 2005 – Visitors are invited to observe artist Cheryl dos Remédios fabricate ten large-scale sculptures of birds entitled Daily Migration during the Spring Stroll Artwalk in downtown Burien, Saturday, May 7, 2005 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The artist’s studio for the public art project is a former department store located at 462 SW 152nd Street, Burien.

Daily Migration is a series of sculptures commissioned by the City of Kent Public Art Program that will serve as gateway elements at the north and south edges of Kent, visible by train commuters and vehicular traffic. The title of the work is meant to reflect the deep connection commuters can make to the stretch of landscape simply by participating in the rhythm of their daily lives. The imagery of migrating Sandhill cranes is a symbol that embodies the history, international relationships and landscape of Kent, while remaining focused on the commuter’s daily experience. Daily Migration creates a strong visual statement for the city and has a lyrical complexity that is suited to the visual rhythm created by the motion of the train.

Northwest artist Cheryl dos Remédios creates public art, sculpture and paintings. Her work has been commissioned by Harborview Medical Center, City of Kent Arts Commission, First and Goal, Inc (Seahawk Stadium) and OneReel (Bumbershoot). She has exhibited at the King County Art Gallery, Spokane Arts Commission Chase Gallery, Kirkland Arts Center and Auburn City Hall Gallery. Her paintings and sculpture have been included in group shows at the Bellevue Art Museum, CoCA, the Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, Seattle Center Winterfest and Bumbershoot. Cheryl is a member of the 4Culture Public Art Committee.

In cooperation with Discover Burien and City of Burien, dos Remédios has set up a studio to complete the series of sculptures in a former department store on celebrated 152nd Street in Burien. The installation of sculptures can be viewed and visitors may observe the artist at work fabricating sculptural elements that attach to the steel forms. The open studio takes place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at 462 SW 152nd Street, Burien during the 2005 Spring Stroll artwalk which features the work of more than 50 artists in downtown businesses.

Visitors to the studio can view the original painting created by Cheryl dos Remédios for the Spring Stroll poster and view the artist at work fabricating Daily Migration. For more information, call Kent Arts Commission, (253) 856-5058 or email artscommission@ci.kent.wa.us or visit the artist’s website, www.dosremedios.com.

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