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REVIEW PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Dawn Grunwald and Kathy Kern get a close-up look at Guardian of the Lake after artist Brian Mocks sculpture was unveiled near Luscher Farm.REVIEW PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Artist Brian Mock's 'Guardian of the Lake' is made from found objects like a meat tenderizer, garlic press, cookie cutter, bike pedal and more.City officials, art lovers, Rotarians and their dogs gathered last week on the Stafford Basin Trail next to the Lake Oswego Dog Park at Hazelia Field — the new home for the Lake Oswego Arts Council’s 2014 People’s Choice winner.

Artist Brian Mock’s metal sculpture of a dog, “Guardian of the Lake,” is made from found objects, including a meat tenderizer, garlic press, cookie cutter, bike pedal and more. It’s now a permanent part of the Gallery Without Walls, the city’s award-winning outdoor sculpture collection.

City Council members Skip O’Neil, Joe Buck and Charles Collins — and their four-legged friends — attended the dedication.

So did members of the Lake Oswego Rotary Club, whose foundation funded the statue’s base and plaque. As part of the ceremony, the Arts Council gave special recognition tolongtime Rotarian Malcolm Mathes for his contributions to the arts and to the community.

— The Review

REVIEW PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - City Councilors, Rotarians and their four-legged friends gather for the unveiling of 'Guardian of the Lake' (from left): City Councilor Joe Buck, City Councilor Skip ONeill, Peter Glazer, Carol Winston, Bob Liddell, Kris Clancy, City Councilor Charles Collins, Jessica Vogelsang, Sharon Starr and Malcolm Mathes.

REVIEW PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - City Councilor Skip ONeill brought his new Labrador puppy, Paige, to the festivities.

REVIEW PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Rotarian Carol Winston, owner of Accessories from the Heart in Lake Oswego, checks out the new sculpture with her cocker spaniel, Barkley.REVIEW PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - 6. City Councilor Joe Buck's dogs, Lola and Remy, wait with their new canine pal for a treat.

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