Fly Fishing People: Mimi Gardner Gates

Funny things happen while fly fishing in Mongolia. Mrs. Gates, director of the Seattle Art Musueum, found time there to lament the absence of public space for art with Martha Wyckoff, a board member of the Trust for Public Land in Seattle. Their common interest led to the purchase of “a former fuel storage and transfer site for Union Oil of California, was in the final stages of an environmental cleanup and was sliced by a major street artery and an active railroad.” Next week the Olympic Sculpture Park opens on the Seattle waterfront. In the case the name doesn’t ring a bell: Mimi Gardner Gates is wife of Bill Gates Sr. Hilarie M. Sheets in the International Herald Tribune.

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