Learn to Dance

with public art by Jack Mackie.

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Jack Mackie
Dancers’ Series: Steps

Eight locations along Broadway, Seattle, Washington


Eight sets of inlaid bronze shoe-prints (cast by Chuck Greening) can be found in the sidewalks of vibrant Broadway, the thoroughfare running through the heart of Capitol Hill. Each set covers approximately twelve square feet and is arranged to show the pattern of a dancing couple’s feet. Arrows and the letters “R” and “L” (for right and left) indicate the correct direction of the steps comprising well-known dances like the tango, waltz, lind-y, foxtrot weave, rumba and mambo as well as two dances created by the artist entitled “bus-stop” and “o-bee-bo.”

(Seattle, WA)





It’s Surreal

Don’t miss Guy Billout.

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Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in Paris in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings which aim to “resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality”. Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.

Surrealist works feature the element of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions. (more at Wiki)



Guy Billout (born 1941) is a French artist and illustrator. He finished his art training in France. Afterwards he worked in advertising for a few years before moving to New York City in 1969, where he was published in New York Magazine.

Billout’s aesthetic style is clean and spare, sometimes incorporating some ironic element. His work has been featured in Atlantic Monthly magazine and in several books, including a collection of Greek mythology.

Billout’s client list history includes The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Oprah, Travel & amp; Leisure, Business Week, Fortune, Time. Billout also has won several awards: Hamilton King; The New York Times ten best illustrated children’s books, 1973, 1979, 1981, 1982, 2007. (wiki)



The Root Children

“were asleep all winter long.”

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However, eventually spring WILL arrive:

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The Story of the Root Children

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Originally published in 1906, The Story of the Root Children by Sibylle von Olfers has become a much-loved favorite among . . . teachers and families, which illustrates the seasonal cycles of nature and the rhythm of the year.

Deep underground, the Root Children spend the winter sleeping, under the care of wise and loving Mother Earth.

When spring finally arrives, it is time for the Root Children to awaken. They get busy to work, cleaning their home, sewing their new spring dresses and capes, before going out in the world to paint the beetles and butterflies.

They play in the fields and ponds through the spring and summer, but when autumn comes, it is time to return once more to Mother Earth, who is ready to welcome them back to their underground home. Bella Luna




Mother Earth and Her Children — A Quilted Fairy Tale

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Sieglinde Schoen-Smith

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