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Arts Council unveils new sculptures in Gallery Without Walls

Celebration to be held tomorrow at Millennium Plaza Park


Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: DEBORAH HOLLISTER - What Does the Nose Know? by Ron Simmer

Unveil Your Art!, the annual event organized by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego on behalf of the City of Lake Oswego to celebrate its nationally recognized Public Art Program, The Gallery Without Walls, will be held tomorrow beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Millennium Plaza Park.

Fourteen new sculptures will be ceremonially unveiled and the sculptors will introduce their work to the community. The free celebration will include guided walking tours of the outdoor collection.

This year’s theme is inspired by the pop art era of the 1960s, made famous by artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. The Arts Council is presenting the first pop art sculpture in the rotating collection.

“Created by Ron Simmer of Burnaby, Canada, ‘What Does the Noes Know?’ provides an exciting, large-scale and humorous addition to our city’s public art collection while offering a reflection — no pun intended — on contemporary society,” said Nancy Nye, director of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego.

Nye explains that the term pop art originated in London in the mid-20th century and soon found unparalleled popularity in America in the 1960s, through the rising notoriety of artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Warhol and Lichtenstein.

“Artwork first categorized as pop art drew imagery from popular culture, hence the name, and utilized a mass production technique to fabricate,” Nye said. “Warhol’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe prints, perhaps the most ubiquitous examples of pop art, provided recognizable imagery with vibrant, but ‘flat applied’ color.”

Unveil Your Art attendees are encouraged to wear ’60s-era Mod clothing, such as paisley or floral prints, miniskirts and Nehru jackets or bell bottomed pants.

“Groucho glasses will be available to round-out the costuming,” Nye said.

Entertainment features a live performance by The Human Statue. Food will be provided by Nicoletta’s Table.

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is a nonprofit organization created to ensure the arts will continue to be an integral part of Lake Oswego community life. To learn about its many programs visit artscouncillo.org.

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: DEBORAH HOLLISTER - renovation by Sharon Warman AgnorPhoto Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: ERIN GUSTAFSON - Emerald Springs by Don Anderson

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: ERIN GUSTAFSON - SirenaSerena by M.J. AndersonPhoto Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: ERIN GUSTAFSON - Upstream by Mark Andrew and Randy Ortiz

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: DEBORAH HOLLISTER - Spiral Petite by Micajah Bienvenu Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: DEBORAH HOLLISTER - Ben by Dore Capitani

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: DEBORAH HOLLISTER - Twist by James Ellingboe Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: DEBORAH HOLLISTER - Capricorn by Robert H. Foster

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: DEBORAH HOLLISTER - Zip by Jason Johnston Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: ERIN GUSTAFSON - Wy'east (Mt. Hood) Glacial by Lin McJunkin

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: ERIN GUSTAFSON - Bartholomew the Black Rhino by Jud Turner Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: DEBORAH HOLLISTER - Ascending Leaves by Bruce West

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: DEBORAH HOLLISTER - Tsunami Memorial by John Zylstra



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