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Viewfinder: 'Tree Socks' Sprout Up at Anderson Park

The colorful art installation is part of an ongoing series of fiber arts displays and events.

Some of the trees at  are looking a bit more vibrant these days, thanks to a new fiber art exhibition by Sammamish artist Suzanne Tidwell. 

"Artificial Light" is an ongoing exhibition that  and is continuing this year at Anderson Park. Tidwell is known regionally for "yarn bombing" trees, poles and other public objects with her artwork.

The Anderson Park "tree socks" will remain until June 3, according to the Experience Redmond website. During that time, a handful of community events will be held to introduce the public to the project and fiber arts in general.

A kickoff event for the exhibition will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 8 at in Redmond as part of the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce's regular Business After Hours networking event.

On March 10 and 17, organizers will host a community "knit in" to give members of the public a chance to create their own pieces of fiber art.

Complete information on all the Artificial Light events can be found on the Experience Redmond website. For more on Tidwell and her work, check out from December.

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Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Tidwell is a Seattle resident. She lives in Sammamish.

Hank Myers February 22, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Suzanne Tidwell refers to her work as "Yarn Bombing" but perhaps "Tree Cozies" is a more descriptive name.
Caitlin Moran February 22, 2012 at 06:21 PM
I like "tree cozies" as well, Hank, but I must say it makes me wish there was a delicious cold beverage hidden somewhere behind all that yarn!
R. keef April 19, 2012 at 05:12 PM
most amazing!! and so beautiful a very positve thing for your town. and those that have done all this work.. I bow to you all.. so nice to see good things in a town. keep it up. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

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