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Installation is under way for 14 new Gallery Without Walls sculptures
Keep alert the new sculptures for the Gallery Without Walls, Lake Oswegos outdoor art gallery, are starting to arrive and by Aug. 18 will all be in place.
The Arts Councils free Unveil Your Art! sculpture celebration will be held on Friday, Sept. 5, at 5:30 p.m. at Millennium Plaza Park, Arts Council Executive Director Nancy Nye said. The public can meet the artists and take a guided tour of the sculpture collection. Food and drink will be available for sale by Nicolettas Table.
Sculptures being installed last week included Tsunami Memorial by John Zylstra and Renovation by Sharon Warman Agnor. Tsunami Memorial was installed on Third Street between A and B avenues; Renovation was installed on Third Street behind the fire station. This week, Canadian artist Ron Simmers What Does the Nose Know? was installed at Third Street and Evergreen; crews also placed James Ellingboes Twist on First Street, across from St. Honoré Bakery.
In all, 14 new sculptures will be installed; they are on loan from the artists for a two-year period. The rotating exhibit has a total of 30 sculptures in it.
The City owns 30 sculptures that are displayed throughout the parks, at the library, in front of City Hall, in neighborhoods, along Boones Ferry Road and in downtown, Nye said.
Keep up with the installation process via the Arts Council of Lake Oswegos Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArtsCouncilLakeOswego.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT