Photo by Steve Shay
The public can now view Burien artist and Burien Arts Commission member Shelli Park's "Love Letters, An Installation" located in the Town Square retail space on the northeast corner of the building, through the first week of December. The window will evolve.

Burien artist Shelli Park's "Love Letters, An Installation" on display in Town Square retail space


A Fall celebration of art and craft features Burien Arts Commission's Shelli Park as well as her 
Crimson Park Design line of furniture the public can view through the windows of Burien Town Square's 1200 square foot retail space at SW 151st St and 5th Pl. on the building's northeast corner.

Park's eclectic art instillation, an organized display including a small worn sailboat, paintings, and organic wood forms is called "Love Letters, An Installation". Park writes, “This installation is an opportunity to celebrate the interplay of art and craft, space and light, hubris vs. specific, community and the individual, and cause and effect in relationships."

"All of the wood in here including the wood for the Crimson furniture is made from Burien logs and (downed) black locust from the windstorm here last December," Park told the Highline Times. "The installation is going to be here until the first week of December. Over the course of the month more furniture and some lamps we make will appear.

"I was born on Whidbey Island," she said. "My family took me to the midwest and then I came back here because I couldn't help it (...) I had a show at Burien Press a year ago, and at Normandy Park City Hall a few months before that. I am part of 'Dreaming of a Better Burien'. We just sang at City Hall."

Park acquired the charming, weathered sailboat from retired Burien mariner Blake Lewis.

"The boat was built in Vancouver, B.C. by a lifeboat manufacturer," said Lewis, who sports a silver beard and appears to fit the role of a seasoned seaman. He has delivered mega-yachts all over the world. He said of his modest vessel in the show, "It has been in my yard for decoration."

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