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Anillos chosen as people's choice

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Anillos, a sculpture by Maria Wickwire,  has been selected as the people’s choice for the Lake Oswego Foundation for the Arts and city of Lake Oswego’s Gallery Without Walls.

The public has voted for Anillos, a sculpture by Maria Wickwire, currently located near the corner of A Avenue and First Street.

For the fourth year, the Lake Oswego Foundation for the Arts, in partnership with the city of Lake Oswego, offered to purchase a sculpture from the Gallery Without Walls rotating exhibit based on a popular vote by the citizens of Lake Oswego. Ten sculptures were nominated for this year's vote. Anillos will become a part of the city's permanent art collection. Ballots were available in newspapers, brochures, online and at the community event at the West End Building in April. This year there were volunteers passing out ballots on the streets for the final day of voting.

Anillos has greeted citizens and visitors as they head down toward Millennium Plaza Park and Lake View Village.

'She makes me smile' is one of the reasons this sculpture was chosen. Nominees this year were popular, and choosing just one seems to have been difficult for a number of people based on comments received on the ballots.

The foundation is preparing for a new exhibit being installed this summer. Watch the streets for changes and watch the Lake Oswego Review for announcements of events to celebrate this.

For additional information, contact Susan Bitzer, executive director, at 503-675-3738.