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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 Councils 2014 Peoples Choice winner.
Artist Brian Mocks 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. Its now a permanent part of the Gallery Without Walls, the citys award-winning outdoor sculpture collection.
City Council members Skip ONeil, 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 statues 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.