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Festival of the Arts announces 2011 special sculpture exhibit

by: Submitted Photo Alisa Formway Roe will be a notable artist at the 2011 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. her sculpture,

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts committee announced this month that the special exhibit for the 2011 summer event will be 'The Language of Sculpture.'

The exhibit will highlight the transformative process of sculpture from start to finish.

Ben Dye, whose sculpted seahorse is a part of Lake Oswego's Gallery without Walls, is this year's curator. Dye serves on the board of the Pacific Northwest Sculptors Guild and the board of the Cracked Pots organization.

Other artists who will highlight 'The Language of Sculpture' are:

Jason Johnston, an accomplished bronze sport sculptor whose clients include Olympic athletes.

Ken Patton, a kinetic artist who is drawn to the 'steam punk' genre, a retro art form that encapsulates everything from vintage clocks to flying forms of sci-fi magic.

Alisa Formway Roe, a sculptor and master of welding, who 'loves the process of welding; of melting metal to join two disparate pieces into one.' Roe's 'August Trunk' is on display in Millennium Plaza Park.

The three-day Festival of the Arts is scheduled for June 24, 25 and 26 at the Lakewood Center of the Arts and George Rogers Park. All of the above artists, and more, will be available at 'The Language of Sculpture' exhibit to chat about their work and process of sculpting in general.

For more information, visit www.lakewood-center.org.