Karen Garrett de Luna’s Ning Ning lights up the night at the Harbor Steps

Karen Garrett de Luna’s Ning Ning lights up the night at the Harbor Steps

December 21, 2013 through March 20, 2014
1230 Western Avenue, at the foot of the Harbor Steps
Free and open to the public 3PM – 9AM

Twinkling green lights will begin beckoning passersby to the Harbor Steps this Friday, a storefront full of fireflies and surprises.   In Tagalog, ‘ning ning’ is like the twinkling of stars or the sparkling of diamonds.

Ning Ning by Karen Garrett de Luna

Ning Ning by Karen Garrett de Luna

Shunpike’s Storefronts program presents Karen Garrett de Luna in our second installation on the Waterfront, an interactive LED piece that will respond to the activity and stillness of passersby via motion sensors on the façade.

Fireflies are magical. In some cultures they are thought to represent fallen stars or the souls of the deceased. As an indoor/outdoor installation, Ning Ning brings the magic of fireflies, enchanting viewers as they walk by and inspiring them to embrace slowness and sparkle.

                                                                                               – Karen Garrett de Luna

Property provided courtesy of Equity Residential, with many thanks to Connie Wing.

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Storefronts on the Waterfront is a new partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation, the Office of Arts & CultureWaterfront Seattle, and Shunpike.

About Shunpike:
Shunpike’s mission is to fuel innovation in the arts by building productive partnerships, cultivating leadership and providing direct services to arts groups of all kinds.
Currently serving over 200 groups across Washington state, Shunpike provides small to medium-sized arts groups with financial and administrative services so they can get on with the job of creating art.  Additionally, Shunpike runs workshops and consultation clinics in a range of business areas such as fundraising and strategic planning to build capacity amongst Washington’s diverse arts groups.  Shunpike’s Storefronts program encourages community engagement and urban renewal by placing art installations and pop-up creative enterprises in vacant retail space.

About storefrontsseattle

Activating neighborhoods and overlooked spaces by filling vacant urban spaces with art installations, pop-up boutiques, galleries, and community groups since 2010.
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