On August 25th local artist A. Gaul Culley took center stage to begin an art sale fundraiser for Friends of North Creek Forest.
"Hyper-Local" was the theme supported by Top Foods. The event featured local wines, local food, local business, art by Gaul and photos by UW Bothell students.
Support included the UW Office of Community Education and Research, Michaels Art Supply and, of course, Top Foods.
It is not too late to see the art. It's worth the trip and you need to buy groceries anyway :) You just might find the art you have been looking for too.
Art by A. Gaul Culley, currently for sale a Top Foods
Each of Culley's striking creations features a special native plant. Below each is a didactic beautifully explaining the plants healing properties.
Gaul is donating 25% of the proceeds from sales to Friends of North Creek Forest . It supports our ongoing conservation of the forest, education and stewardship.
A perfect combination
Going to a movie? Get your groceries, have some dinner, view great art... better yet, make a purchase and then see your movie.... all within walking distance once you park.
UW Bothell student photo display
Also featured, photos taken by UW Bothell students in Professor Amy Lambert's summer class on Art and Restoration.
Top Foods Manager, Jake Jacobson checks out the"Bee Table"
Mason Bee nest building
Visitors made over 50 of their own nest from dry Knotweed canes, an invasive species, removed from North Creek Forest.
They also assembled flowers made from seed paper. When planted in the spring, they will produce a burst of native flowers favored by the bees. Kids and adults loved nest building!
A special thank you to Top Foods Manager Jake Jacobson, A. Gaul Culley, Alice Tsoodle, Linda Cung, Teppei Sato, Ronnie Thibault and Megan Tanner for your great work.
Proceeds from the above venue support student education, the conservation of North Creek Forest and restoration of areas harmed by invasive species and/or erosion.
Western redback salamander, "Plethodon vehiculum", found by Theresa Marshall. Photo by Adam Hess.
FNCF Amphibian Research Interns are working under a one year license from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Their goal is to determine the species diversity and range of amphibians, and to create a map depicting their findings. This is baseline research. It establishes habitat health which can be monitored through time.
Northern red-legged frog, "Rana aurora", found by Adam Hess, Photo from: Caitlin Ihler.
Ensatina salamander, "Ensatina escholtzii", found my Emily Mrowicki, Photo by Theresa Marshall.
Your gifts enables us to support students who are getting a real world education within walking distance of their classroom.
Your support enables us to make grant applications needed to save the rest of the forest.
Your support helps this creature thrive by restoring damaged forest and creating maximum value wildlife habitat.
Thank you! FNCF