Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vala Eastside Announces Artist in Residnce Public Art Installation

Dan Cautrell creates “The Breeze Gave Freely” for Redmond Town Center
 
Redmond, WA – July 17, 2014 VALA Eastside is pleased to announce JSH Properties (owners of Redmond Town Center) sponsorship of artist Dan Cautrell and his public art project "The Breeze Gave Freely" at Redmond Town Center.  The VALA Artist in Residence [AIR] Program was started in 2013 as a way to give local artists the opportunity to develop and create an art project and implement it in a way that creates a strong connection to the local community.   “Connecting the community to art and artists is core to the mission of VALA and we are excited to be able to offer opportunities like this to our local artists,” says VALA Co-founder and President Jessica Lambert.  Lambert adds further, “This is the first VALA AIR (Artist in Residence) public art project to get private sponsorship -- RTC supports artists beyond measure and it is a natural step for them to be our first formal sponsorship.  We are lucky to have such commitment to the arts from the private sector in our local community.”  Read More >>

Dan Cautrell is a public artist based in Duvall, WA whose vision includes "...to create work that is approachable and accessible to a diverse viewing public while maintaining a deep personal relevance and creative ideal."  Cautrell's public art can be found throughout his home of Duvall, where he has become a bit of an icon, to Everett to Portland, Oregon.  Cautrell will be showing and selling his artwork this year at the Redmond Arts Festival located at RTC-- join VALA in inaugurating Cautrell's project at the arts festival artist reception August 14th 5:30 to 7:30pm at the VALA Art Center and Studios located on 74th St at RTC.  
VALA, Venues for Artists in the Local Area, Eastside, is a 501c3, non-profit arts organization based in Redmond, WA, committed to connecting artists to artists, artists to the community, and the community to art.  For more information visit: http://www.valaeastside.org/about.

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