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Baseball art safe at home

The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council has selected an artist to create a sculpture for the entrance plaza of the new baseball stadium.

Local artist Devin Laurence Field will be the first large artwork commissioned by the City of Hillsboro’s Public Art Program. It’s expected to be installed at the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex by the summer baseball season.

Field is known in China, where his sculpture sits at Beijing’s famed Bird’s Nest stadium. He’s also created works in Korea and Sweden, working from his studio in Northwest Portland.

Closer to home, he’s done recent commissions at Lane Community College in Eugene, and in Bend.

Field says he’s pleased to be creating a sculpture for the new Hillsboro stadium. “I drive by the sports complex all the time and I love the way it looks,” he says. “It is a place I enjoy, so it will be great to have a sculpture there.”

Ceasefire Oregon to address luncheon

Gun control will be the subject of the Washington County Public Affairs Forum on Monday, Feb. 11.

The longtime civic organization will hear a presentation from Penny Okamoto of Ceasefire Oregon, an organization advocating for more firearm restrictions in Oregon.

Okamoto is scheduled to discuss bills before the 2013 Oregon Legislature in the wake of mid-December shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Clackamas Town Center.

The lunch meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 18925 N.W. Tanasbourne Drive. It is free and open to the public, although there is a charge for lunch.

The Public Affairs Forum is a neutral group that does not take stands on the issues under discussion.