“Lost and Found,” a series of three rain-activated murals

“Lost and Found,” a series of three rain-activated murals

 
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Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission presents “Lost and Found,” a series of three rain-activated murals placed in high-traffic pedestrian centers in Seattle. When wet, the murals reveal images of unsheltered men and women based on portraits taken by acclaimed international photographer Lee Jeffries.

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WHAT: Lost and Found: Rain-Activated Murals

Press Preview at Seattle Center

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission presents “Lost and Found,” a series of three rain-activated murals placed in high-traffic pedestrian centers in Seattle. When wet, the murals reveal images of unsheltered men and women based on portraits taken by acclaimed international photographer Lee Jeffries.

During the press preview, an 8’ x 8’ water-sensitive upright mural will be unveiled—the first of its kind at Seattle Center. Designed to shed light on this vulnerable population in their greatest time of need, the murals will remind the public of the work that still needs to be done to help alleviate the homeless crisis in Seattle. Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission helps individuals find dignity, purpose, and God’s love, because through awareness and compassion, our homeless neighbors can find a new start.

WHERE & WHEN:

Seattle Center – Wed., Dec. 12 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.   

Fisher Pavilion (across from Seattle Children’s Theatre) through 1/10/2019 (Street parking on 2nd Ave N. & Thomas)

Also on view:

Mural 2: Westlake Center Plaza (near the ZARA entrance) through 1/11/2019.

Mural 3: Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Men’s Shelter (Mounted outside 318 2nd Ave Ext. S.)

WHO:

Ariel Parrow: Seattle-based muralist who reinterpreted portraits for outdoor murals with invisible paint.

Darryl Ann: Was lost and addicted on the streets. Found a new smile and a new life at the Mission.

Dean Way: Was lost and homeless. Found a new start with help from the Mission. Came to the Mission for a meal, now a chef.

Terry Pallas: Chief Program Officer. Provides insights and comments on the Mission’s role at the holidays.

Richard McAdams: Emergency Outreach Administrator. Was lost and living on the streets. Found a new start working for the Mission.

PHOTO OPPS INCLUDE:

  • First-ever rain-sensitive mural revealed at Seattle Center (at 11:20 a.m.)
  • Public unveiling & reaction to this limited-engagement art installation
  • Reactions from homeless individuals assisted by Mission programs

MORE INFO: Learn about the “Lost and Found” murals at ugm.org/found. Donate to help others find a new start here.

ON SITE CONTACT:     Jennifer Rice; (206) 450-7054; rice1234@yahoo.com

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