• In Remembrance of Bobbi Burkett from a loving husband &  community......

Towering Tribute

Former Sequim city manager Steve Burkett and Sue Ellen Riseau, executive director of the Olympic View Community Foundation, unveil a sculpture at the Sequim Civic Center on Friday, Feb. 5, dedicated to Burkett's late wife, Bobbi.— image credit: Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Former Sequim city manager Steve Burkett and Sue Ellen Riseau, executive director of the Olympic View Community Foundation, unveil a sculpture at the Sequim Civic Center — image credit: Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

June 28th, 2016 will mark the third year anniversary of the passing of Bobbi Burkett, beloved wife of former City Manager Steve Burkett.  Steve has asked that all of Bobbi’s friend to reflect that day of the wonderful memories they have of her. We are thrilled today that we can also remember Bobbi by reflecting on the beautiful work of art commissioned by Steve in her loving memory and on display at the Sequim Civic Center

We’re thrilled today to display you this photograph of the beautiful work of art, commissioned by Steve Burkett in memory of his lovely wife Bobbi.

With your contribution, Steve was able to commission Artist Bob Rigg of Seattle Glassblowing Studio to design and create this stunning glass sculpture installed in the beautiful new Sequim Civic Center.

Foundation executive director Sue Ellen Riesau and Steve Burkett unveiled the sculpture, on Feb 5, 2016, a piece that features 10 glass plates mounted on a metal armature.

A Beautiful Remembrance

“Bobbi really had two passions: art and local democracy,” Steve Burkett noted, adding Bobbi earned a political science degree with a minor in art before spending decades in the arts. “Her favorite colors were purple and lavender, so we asked that the artist include that (in the sculpture),” Burkett said. “I think (Bob Rigg) did a great job on this.” The sculpture is now permanently installed in the southeast corner of the Civic Center lobby.

Sequim mayor Dennis Smith noted the piece’s position will catch sunlight as the sun rises and the sun’s rays as it sets.

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