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Unveil Your Art event set for Aug. 21

STAFF FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE  - New York artist Anthony Heinz May crafted his wood sculpture onsite for Lake Oswegos Gallery Without Walls. The piece is one of 14 that was officially unveiled in late August 2015.

Mark your calendar for Unveil Your Art! The annual sculpture unveiling and community celebration taking place at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21 in Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St., Lake Oswego.

The evening is organized by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego on behalf of the City of Lake Oswego to spotlight the Gallery Without Walls, a nationally recognized public art program. The 15 artists whose work has been selected to be displayed in the outdoor sculpture museum for the next two years will be introduced along with the sculpture sponsors.

This year’s theme, “Sharing Art through Generations,” is inspired by two artists being added to the collection this year, sculptor Huberto Maestas and his 12-year-old grandson, Amyas Maestas, from San Luis, Colo. They will exhibit their works, “Taos Patriarch” and “Amyas & Soleil,” in the upcoming sculpture exhibition. The relationship of these two artists reflects the power of art to bring people together across cultures and generations, and their special bond is strengthened through a tradition of craftsmanship that has been handed down through their family.

The Arts Council invites parents, grandparents and children to join the celebration of intergenerational art and art appreciation. The event will kick off with music by the steel drum-playing Northwest Panman with food and drinks available for purchase from the Taco Pedaler and Uptown Market.

After the celebration the public is invited to go on guided walking tours of the new sculptures as the artists unveil and present details of their work. Shuttle buses will be available for those who may find walking difficult.

For more information, visit artscouncillo.org.

SUBMITTED FILE PHOTO: ERIN GUSTAFSON - M.J. Anderson sites with her sculpture, SirenaSerena, unveiled in early September 2014.