The Dreamer finally showed up at the Farmers’ Market Garden this Thursday, and will be there this weekend and next Thursday through Sunday, from about 10 am until about 3 pm (Market hours). I would have liked to be able to leave her there overnight on the bench; she is weather proof but not vandal proof, and since other public art works in Olympia have been damaged and stolen, I am moving her into the Market office every afternoon and moving her back to the garden bench every morning.
This project has been fun but very labor intensive. I have had to enlist the help of other folks to move the figures sometimes, including Erin Conine of the Olympia Arts Commission. My son Max’s friend Frank joined me on Friday; on Saturday, my husband Alan assisted me. There were lots of people at the Farmers’ Market for the Sand in the City event, and lots of folks sat on the bench with the Dreamer, like this family.
The Observer continues to visit various shops downtown: on Friday she moved from Rainy Day Records to Sweet Life, where she will be until Monday, when she will wheel on over to Olympia Supply (8/28-8/31), then Dumpster Values (8/31-9/5), the Bread Peddler (9/5-9/8), Poppin Jay (9/8-9/12), and finally Room 30 (9/12-9/15). There are so many other shop windows I would have liked to have her visit, but the HERE TODAY project ends on September 15!