‘Take a Seat for Kids Project’

Local artists and businesses come together to support the Encompass project.

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018 8:07am
  • Life
Left to right, top to bottom: “Sugar Skull Fiesta” by Ronda Bergman, “Sitting Pretty” by Kerry Beymer, “Roses” by Emily Creed, “Search for the Miraculous” by Kristin Lockwood, “Poppies” by Lola Ridgley-Wagar, and “Moon Valley” by Harry Roberts.

Left to right, top to bottom: “Sugar Skull Fiesta” by Ronda Bergman, “Sitting Pretty” by Kerry Beymer, “Roses” by Emily Creed, “Search for the Miraculous” by Kristin Lockwood, “Poppies” by Lola Ridgley-Wagar, and “Moon Valley” by Harry Roberts.

The Encompass Take a Seat for Kids Project is back for a second year.

Beginning May 12, six pairs of chairs will be on display at local businesses in the Snoqualmie Valley: Birches Habitat, Carnation Café, Heirloom Cookshop, Rio Bravo, Safeway on the Ridge, and Salish Lodge and Spa. All the chairs are for sale through May 31 via online bidding as a fundraiser for Encompass programs.

Artists Ronda Bergman, Kerry Beymer, Emily Creed, Kristin Lockwood, Lola Ridgley-Wagar, and Harry Roberts each donated their time and materials to transforming plain Adirondack chairs, generously furnished by Ace Hardware of North Bend, into functional pieces of art. All the chairs have been weatherproofed and would make one-of-a-kind additions to a porch or backyard.

Bergman combined wood burning and vibrant colors to depict a Mexican-inspired scene with rich and whimsical details. Touches of gold that Beymer wove throughout her chair design add refinement and glamour to her lyrical rose motif. Also inspired by flowers, Creed used delicate wood burning and diluted pigments to craft an understated, folksy pair of chairs.

Lockwood’s bold chairs have a spiritual undertone, with colorful birds, snakes, and circles representing energy being drawn up through the body awakening each of the seven chakras. Ridgley-Wagar’s pieces feature a fun poppy pattern, made from decoupaged fabric, that floats across the arms and backs of the chairs. Roberts makes a striking visual statement with chairs that mirror each other in their placement of light and dark colors and designs reminiscent of Pacific Northwest Native American cultures.

Visit encompassnw.org/take-a-seat-for-kids to learn more about the project and to bid on these chairs.

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