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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Seattle icons recreated for Washington State Fair

Artisans from Zigong, China are constructing local icons and lanterns from metal and fabric to be its own exhibit at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup from Sept. 6 through the 22nd called Luminasia. Though worker You Xiaobo is atop what will become a 60-foot tall replica of the Space Needle, it's an ancient craft transformed and updated. The workers have been here since early August assembling the structures including a Washington State ferry, an orca, daffodils and totem poles. Mount Rainier and other structures that will be illuminated. A separate admission will be required and this exhibit will continue beyond the fair's closing date.

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