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Iron Furnace poster benefits preservation society

Artist Paul Lanquist will sign copies of his winter artwork at a public reception on Dec. 4

Artist Paul Lanquists winter poster features the 1866 Oswego Iron Furnace. The public can purchase the poster and meet the artist at a reception on Dec. 4.One of the city’s greatest icons is featured in a poster by artist Paul Lanquist that will benefit the Lake Oswego Preservation Society.

The poster, which recreates a winter scene at the 1866 Oswego Iron Furnace, will be unnveiled at a special reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Lake Oswego Public Library. Lanquist will sign copies of the 12-color giclee prints, which measure 18 inches by 24 inches. Each poster costs $25, with all of the proceeds going to the preservation society.

The society is dedicated to supporting Lake Oswego’s historic fabric through advocacy and education, and the Dec. 4 event will be devoted to historic preservation. In addition to meeting Lanquist and buying the poster, attendees are encouraged to bring historic photos and home movies of Oswego or Lake Grove from the 1920s to the 1960s. The photos will be scanned for the library’s collection, while the movies could be used in "The Reel Lake Oswego," a vintage film festival being planned by the preservation society. (The materials will be returned to donors.)

Library staff will also be on hand to schedule interviews for an oral history project.

Can't make it to the reception? The winter Iron Furnace poster, along with Lanquist's summer and autumn posters, will be available at the Lake Oswego City Hall store (380 A Ave., Suite 3) and at Nicoletta’s Table (333 S. State St., Suite M); they can also be ordered on the society's website (for $25 plus $10 shipping and handling) at www.lakeoswegopreservationsociety.org.

The Lake Oswego Public Library is located at 706 Fourth St.

Contact Cliff Newell at 503-636-1281 ext. 105 or cnewell@lakeoswegoreview.com.

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