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Art in the Park to be unveiled Wednesday

Sculptor Ben Dye will reveal his commissioned piece at Lincoln Park

Many of the funds for the Art in the Park program came from CEP grants awarded to the Public Arts Commission.A week from now, Lincoln Park will look a little snazzier. Artist Ben Dye’s sculpture, a fifteen-foot metal construction, will be installed at the park’s north end next Wednesday, July 6, at 5:30 p.m. Dye’s sculpture is the featured piece in the Public Arts Commission’s Art in the Park program, which will also include a brick plaza.

Dye, a mixed-media sculptor, is a former marine welder who puts his industrial and mechanical experience into his art. He uses reclaimed materials — often scrap metal — to weld his art, keeping a prodigious collection of broken-down cars and machinery. His work has been featured throughout the Pacific Northwest.

The sculpture, shown here in progress at his studio, will be revealed at the installation. The public is encouraged to attend.

Arts supporters can help pay for the sculpture by buying a brick, which can be personalized with an engraved name or message, for $50. The brick will be installed in the plaza surrounding the sculpture. For more information, call Dana at 503-502-3392 or pick up an order form at the Forest Grove City Library.