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Persistent Work Exhibit Opening: February 3

January 26, 2012

PERSISTENT WORK: Images of Industry on Lake Union and Salmon Bay

The Center for Wooden Boats invites you to take a closer look at Seattle’s marine industrial legacy that continues to endure through the 21st Century. For generations life in the Puget Sound region has been defined by what we do where land meets the water, and where ideas and ambition meet the hard work of the men and women who make Seattle a place of opportunity.

This project identified three historic structures with a maritime purpose in Lake Union, Salmon Bay, and Portage Bay, two of which still operate out of their original buildings. Photographer Abby Inpanbutr recorded the current condition of these buildings using large format photography and curator Shelly Leavens gathered stories and historical images representing the significance of their present and past uses. This exhibition presents the strange beauty of these working waterfront structures alongside the stories of our region’s maritime industrial heritage.

We invite you to view these images at the exhibit opening on Friday, February 3rd from 6 – 9pm at The Center for Wooden Boats Boathouse Gallery in Seattle, WA. Free.

This project was made possible by funding from 4Culture.

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