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Bellevue sculpture exhibit to showcase environmentalism, sustainability

The city of Bellevue will launch its presentation of the biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition on Saturday, June 14. The Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition: Sculpted Green explores the idea of sustainability and natural environment through a display of more than 35 sculptures.

The exhibition runs from June 14 to Oct. 5. Sculptors from around Washington and across the U.S. and Canada express their ideas about environmentalism and sustainability through their use of materials and the message behind their works of art.

Some artists use recycled or organic materials. Others reflect the theme through technique, such as harnessing solar power, or employ metaphor as Kate MacDowell does with her shattered sculpture of a tree nymph (“Daphne”).

Aligned with the Bellevue Arts Commission’s mission to encourage and support the arts as a vital part of community life, the exhibition presents a broad range of sculptures in two of Bellevue’s community gathering places. Bellevue City Hall will play host to 27 sculptures, while the Downtown Park will stand as the backdrop for 12 of the larger works.

Bellevue Mayor Grant Degginger the City Arts Commission will formally unveil Sculpted Green to the public with an opening celebration that includes a night of art, live music and hors d’oeuvres.

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