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Installation is under way for 14 new Gallery Without Walls sculptures


by: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Canadian artist Ron Simmer poses with his sculpture, What Does the Nose Know? All of the new additions to the Gallery Without Walls will be unveiled during a celebration on Sept. 5.Keep alert — the new sculptures for the Gallery Without Walls, Lake Oswego’s outdoor art gallery, are starting to arrive and by Aug. 18 will all be in place.

“The Arts Council’s 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 Nicoletta’s Table.”

Sculptures being installed last week included “Tsunami Memorial” by John Zylstra and “Renovation” by Sharon Warman Agnor. by: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Sculptor James Ellingboes Twist will sit on First Street, across from St. Honoré Bakery.“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 Simmer’s “What Does the Nose Know?” was installed at Third Street and Evergreen; crews also placed James Ellingboe’s “Twist” on First Street, across from St. Honoré Bakery.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: JOANN ZYLSTRA - Artist John Zylstras wife, Joann, got this shot of his sculpture Tsunami Memorial as it was installed.

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.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: MARGARET SNOW BENOIT/ARTS COUNCIL OF LAKE OSWEGO - Renovation, the sculpture created by Sharon Warman Agnor, was installed behind the fire station on Third Street.

Keep up with the installation process via the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArtsCouncilLakeOswego.


By Barb Randall
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