Chinook Lights is a light sculpture by San Antonio based artist Bill FitzGibbons. It is located in donwtown Seattle, WA in the corridor of a parking garage connecting employees to nearby state and federal buildings. Chinook Lights was created to bring light and energy to an otherwise dull walkway, providing a colorful, uplifting and playful experience for passersby. Special thanks to the City of Seattle, 4Culture, and the men and women who gave us their thoughts on the public art installation. Original music composed by Chris Guerra.
Bill FitzGibbons received his BFA in Sculpture and Art History from the University of Tennessee, and his MFA in Sculpture and Multi-Media from Washington University in St. Louis. Bill has received over thirty public art commissions in five countries. In 1979 he became the first curator at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1985 until 1988 he was appointed as the Director of Sculpture at the Visual Art Center in Anchorage, Alaska. In 1988 he became the Department Head of Sculpture at the San Antonio Art Institute. In 1991 he was selected as a Fulbright Scholar for the Hungarian Art Academy in Budapest, Hungary. Bill has served on the adjunct faculty at Trinity University in San Antonio and has been the Executive Director of the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center since the summer of 2002. Currently Bill serves on the board of directors of the International Sculpture Center. For mroe infomation please visit billfitzgibbons.com