Last year, Kavage and Garcia wove their in-situ French braid-esque installation directly to Mother Earth's scalp at Magnuson Park. This year, on August 11, the two will create a similar 'do at the Green River Natural Resources Area in Kent (open from 10 to dusk every day).
An opening reception will be held on Sunday August 18 from 2 to 6, though you're invited to see the process starting next week. Pack a picnic and stay to see Rueben Turk of Seattle's Good Hair Salon demo the art of braiding natural kinky, curly hair; and Nooksack tribe member Elizabeth King George teach the Coast Salish Native tradition of making twine with nettles. Seattle harpist and musician Monica Schley will be performing as well.
Nature willing, The Salon will be up at least through September. To close out the event on September 8 (though the installation will be up for longer) there will be an artist-hosted Ethiopian braiding workshop as well as Ethiopian food provided by Nibret Aga, plus a live performance by The Lonely Coast playing traditional European and American music.