The Foster Window Project was organized by the Foster Powell Neighborhood Association with financial assistance from a Creative Engagement Grant from Southeast Uplift.
For this project, neighbors were asked to “tell us a make believe story”. We received 23 entries which were voted on by the Foster Powell Neighborhood Association and the Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association. Four finalists were announced and an online poll was conducted to name the winning story. Over 300 neighbors voted for their favorite story (and picture).
In August 2015, local artists, John and Vicki, translated the image into sculptures and, with the help of about 24 neighbors (some directing the work from their strollers), put together the 3-D display you see here. Thanks to those neighbors: Alice, Hazel, Rhienna, Kyle, Jehu, Monte, Hannah, Katy, Milo, Oliver, Gretta, Andy, Mary Kate, Aaron, Katie, Kai, Corey, Imogen, Aaron, Kate, Janet, Elanor, Rita, Richard. Richard, Hannah and Katie-you were rock stars!
Another example of this project is just up the street at 67th and Foster Rd. That design was painted by about 25 neighbors in January 2015.
The Foster Window Project and the Foster Powell Neighborhood Association would like to thank Southeast Uplift for the funding, Red Castle Games for being so accommodating, Pieper Cafe for keeping the artists caffeinated, Widmer Bros. Brewing Company for the cardboard and I’ve Been Framed for the glue that holds it all together.
We’ll add some process and finished pictures to this post in a day or two…