Merrily Dicks holds a sample of “The Spikes” sculpture that is displayed in her Kirkland backyard. One of her assistants, Yancy McCoy, helped create this piece. The full sculpture has been installed on the Cross Kirkland Corridor. CATHERINE KRUMMEY / Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland to hold installation celebration for CKC sculpture

  • Monday, May 8, 2017 11:36am
  • Life

Members of the public are invited to join Kirkland City Council members, the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission and artist Merrily Dicks for the installation celebration of the first public art installed on Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC).

“The Spikes” was created by Dicks with railroad spikes collected by the Kirkland community after the rails were removed from the CKC.

The celebration will take place at 5 p.m. Friday (May 12) on the CKC at the 85th Street underpass, where “The Spikes” is installed. It can be accessed from the Seventh Avenue/NE 87th Street CKC entrance.

After the celebration, attendees are encouraged to stop by downtown Kirkland for the Second Friday Downtown Kirkland Artwalk and return over the weekend for the Kirkland Artist Studio Tour (KAST).

Merrily Dicks’ “The Spikes,” a sculpture made out of railroad spikes found on the Cross Kirkland Corridor, was stored at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, where Dicks took welding classes to learn how to create it. The sculpture has been installed on the CKC. Contributed photo Merrily Dicks’ “The Spikes,” a sculpture made out of railroad spikes found on the Cross Kirkland Corridor, was stored at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, where Dicks took welding classes to learn how to create it. The sculpture has been installed on the CKC. Contributed photo

Merrily Dicks holds a sample of “The Spikes” sculpture that is displayed in her Kirkland backyard. One of her assistants, Yancy McCoy, helped create this piece. The full sculpture has been installed on the Cross Kirkland Corridor. CATHERINE KRUMMEY / Kirkland Reporter

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