THE SALON, 2013

AN INSTALLATION IN THE FIELDS AT THE GREEN RIVER NATURAL RESOURCES AREA (GRNRA)
Kent, WA
For three weeks in August-September 2013 we worked the large meadows of the GRNRA into a wild, sprawling hairstyle and totally natural art installation. Two accompanying public picnics featured special guests teaching the arts that have inspired our work.

You can still come visit THE SALON! It will remain visible well into 2014 and looks beautiful as it changes.

MORE DOCUMENTATION!
Timelapse video of our 2nd day of work, by Robert Zverina
THE SALON 2013 public Flickr group
– Use hashtags #thesalon and #studiokabuya for Instagram / Twitter

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THANKS TO:
– Cheryl Dos Remedios, who told us about this lovely spot, and our hosts at the City of Kent and the GRNRA, who were so helpful and welcoming.

– Our assistants!  This year we were lucky enough to find a bunch of wonderful volunteers with good eyes and strong backs.  Their work helped THE SALON become the largest piece we’ve done yet:
Krista Boulding
Jonathan Catlett
Allesia Heslin
Jessica Poe
Joshua Reasoner
Kate Ryan
Anna Schulman
Steph Stroud
Kaija Towner

– Our special guests:
Michael Cepress and Patrick Dorman shared the artistry of wheat and lavender weaving
Betty King George from the Nooksack tribe taught the art of making nettle twine
Monica Schley played dreamy, atmospheric harp as we lounged in the sun
Rueben Turk, Coco, and the Good Hair Salon brought amazing, all natural black hair braiding to THE SALON.
The Lonely Coast entranced us with traditional songs from Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

– Our photographers: 
Constance Awenasa, portrait photographer at our events
Robert Zverina, official documentarian of the project

Our funders.  THE SALON was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture. 
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