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Buy a brick to support public art

COURTESY PHOTO - Tres Novem by Ben DyeThe Forest Grove Foundation has extended the deadline for the “Name a Brick” for Art in the Park program to Sept. 15.

Community members can purchase a brick engraved with a name for $50.

The bricks will be placed in Lincoln Park at the base of the newly installed sculpture, “Tres Novem” by Ben Dye, forming a pathway and plaza around the sculpture.

So far, around 100 bricks have been sold, said Dana Zurcher, chairwoman of the Forest Grove Public Arts Commission, with a goal of 300 bricks.

The brick campaign will account for about 33 percent of the $25,000 cost of the sculpture, Zurcher said, with grants from the city and Cultural Coalition of Washington County funding the rest.

Download a brick purchase form at www.forestgrove-or.gov/nameabrick. Forms are also available at Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Avenue.