Visual Art Re: Re: “Georgetown Artists” Angry with SBC?
posted by July 21 at 16:31 PMon
This morning, an artist and Georgetown resident named Ronald Aeberhard claimed to represent 15 to 20 artists and local residents in protesting what he said was an art project by a Seattle trio, SuttonBeresCuller, who plan to tear down a “folk art” rock wall.
In response to my post interviewing Aeberhard—I haven’t heard yet from SBC—the Georgetown Community Council Chair helpfully chimed in with this on the comments thread:
For all, A few facts to set straight on the project.
1) The entire building was slated to be torn down and the property was going to be sold to a developer for condos.
2) For zoning and code purposes, the rock wall must be removed so that the columns of the awning can be retro-fitted and brought up to code. Rock wall simply cannot stay.
3) The artists have spoken with several members of the neighborhood, including the owners of Louie’s former home on Flora. The artists have promised to re-use the rock wall in their project. While it will not be reconstructed as it is now, the wall’s use will honor Louie.
4) The Georgetown Community Council did not vote to tear the wall down.
5) This is a really amazing opportunity for the property to be re-purposed not only as green space but also a gathering space for the community.
Georgetown Community Council - Chair
So according to Krejci, the rock wall will not be destroyed, but rather reused in this new project.
Krejci mitigated her own comment a little with this later post:
Re: #16 I’d like to make corrections on #1 and #5. Neither are fact.
#1 - The land is zoned for condos. But, I do not have confirmation from the property owner as to the fate of the land/building. I was speculating.
#5 is clearly a statement of personal opinion.
I apologize if I have mislead anyone.