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In the News Briefs today, topics include artist George D. Green showing his work and an opportunity to help design Woodmont Park

'Visual Magic' on display through March

Nearly 200 people attended this month's opening in Lake Oswego of artist George D. Green's "Visual Magic — Robust Exuberance to Contemplative Revelation." The major restrospective is on display through March 31 at the 510 Museum & ARTspace.

Green, a renowned abstract illusionist with deep ties to Lake Oswego — he's a fifth-generation Oregonian — was on hand for the opening.

The exhibition includes pieces from his "exhuberant 1980s and the contemplative 2000s to the present." It offers an up-close look at his signature "trompe l'oeil" style, which tricks the eye into perceiving a flat, painted detail as a three-dimensional object; in some of the pieces, even the frames and mats are painted illusions.

Pieces are for sale throughout the exhibition, along with posters, T-shirts, and catalogues. The 510 Museum & ARTspace is located at 510 First St. in Lake Oswego; gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and by appointment.

For more information, visit www.artscouncillo.org.

Help design LO's Woodmont Park

Community members are invited to help the Parks & Recreation Department develop a master plan for Woodmont Park on March 20 at the first of three design charrettes planned over the next 12 months.

The 6.7-acre park, which surrounds Atwater Lane near the intersection of Atwater and Knauss roads, is now predominantly a pasture, with stands of Hawthorn trees, a steeply sloped stream and wetlands. Much of the natural features of the park are degraded and in need of stabilization, restoration and long-term management.

The year-long public outreach process is designed to gather thoughts and ideas for what the City hopes will become a place that connects residents with nature. At the March 20 meeting, officials will talk about the park's future from three perspectives: ecology, infrastructure and programming.

The charrette is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Palisades building, 1500 Greentree Road. Light snacks and beverages will be served. For more information, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/woodmont-park-plan.

Citizen Academy applications available

Clackamas County is now accepting applications from residents for its third Citizen Academy, a six-month-long series of classes that will offer an in-depth look at county government and services.

Each month, the Citizen Academy will feature information from different county departments and include presentations, group discussions and a tour of a county facility. Sessions are planned for the third Wednesday of each month, from April through September. The first session is set for 6-8:30 p.m. on April 19.

Applicants from throughout the county are being sought for 25 available seats. Applications are available online at bit.ly/CitizenAcademy or by contacting Community Relations Specialist Beth Byrne at 503-742-4353 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The application deadline is March 20.

For more information, check out the video at bit.ly/CitizenAcademyVideo.

— The Review

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