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Events celebrate unveiling of new sculptures; Clackamas County creates eclipse website; Applicants sought for Planning Commission vacancy

Events celebrate unveiling of new sculptures

SUBMITTED PHOTO; ARTS COUNCIL OF LAKE OSWEGO - Volunteers install 'Contemplation' on A Avenue near Kyra's Bake Shop in preparation for this weekend's 'Unveil Your Art!'Many of the artists whose sculptures will be part of the 2017-19 Gallery Without Walls will be on hand Friday night when the Arts Council of Lake Oswego hosts "Unveil Your Process!"

The exhibit, which is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. at the 510 Museum and ARTspace (510 First St.), kicks off a weekend of celebrations surrounding the unveiling of the gallery's newest public art. The display will feature the artists' preparatory work, including maquettes of the sculptures, drawings, paintings and other sculptural pieces.

On Sunday, the sculptures themselves will be the stars of "Unveil Your Art!" The party starts at 11 a.m. in Millennium Plaza Park and includes, food, entertainment, kids' activities, "drawing rallies" and docent-led tours on foot and by bus.

All of the weekend events are free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.artscouncillo.org.

Clackamas County creates eclipse website

In anticipation of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, Clackamas County has developed an informational website filled with helpful tips for residents and visitors.

Oregon expects 1 million visitors during the eclipse, and the path of totality — in which the moon completely blocks the sun — partially runs through the southern part of Clackamas County. But because most of the full path is south of the county, the new web page at www.clackamas.us/eclipse also includes information from a variety of other counties, state agencies and experts.

Sections include items to bring; travel/transportation issues; general safety/public health tips; fire danger; garbage, solid waste and sanitation; and boating safety.

The county's Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department — branded as Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory — also has a webpage devoted to the eclipse. Find it online at www.mthoodterritory.com/solareclipse.

Applicants sought for Planning Commission vacancy

Lake Oswego is looking to fill a vacancy (and an alternate position) on its Planning Commission after the recent resignation of Bill Gaar.

The seven-member citizen advisory board reviews long-range planning issues, neighborhood planning and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m.

The appointee will serve out the remainder of a term that ends May 31, 2019; the deadline to apply is Aug. 31.

For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/boards-commissions-vacancies or contact the City Manager's office at 503-635-0215.

— The Review

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