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Blue Heron inspired art on exhibit at WL library
Photographer Eric Griswold and watercolor and pastel artist Eileen Holzman have collaborated on an exhibit combining their talents titled Through Different Lenses. The exhibit represents their impressions of the former Blue Heron Paper Company and will hang at the West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St., through the month of February.
The dramatic setting of the Willamette Falls composed of basalt has been home to several paper mills since 1866, and also to lumber, flour and woolen mills on the site that was first developed by British fur trader John McLoughlin in 1829. Before that the falls was a gathering place for Native Americans, Griswold writes in an artists statement about the exhibit. Many aspects of the present day site have been captured with the artwork in a way that will hope to remind the viewer of the historical significance of this area and how many peoples lives were intertwined and affected by the industry along the Willamette and the largest waterfalls in the Northwest.