Monday, 03 September 2012
Holiday Art Tour – Year Two
Unbeknownst to me when I moved to Lake Oswego two years ago, the town has a large and rich commitment to public art – in particular, sculpture in the Gallery Without Walls program. And by god, it shows on nearly every street corner, in every park and in odd little nooks and crannies that surprise pedestrians.
A year ago on Labor Day, I gave you a small tour of some of these sculptures and this year, I am expanding on it.
The Lake Oswego Arts Council arranges for new sculptures to be installed throughout the city for two-year rotations. From time to time the public is asked to vote for favorites that are then purchased for the permanent collection.
The most recent people's choice winner is Vincent by Keith Jellum that I showed you last year:
Throughout this blog post, the artists' names link to their websites. These works are a mixture of those in the permanent collection and currently on loan.
Here are two from artist, Devin Laurence Field. The first is Swoop II followed by Zephyr:
From George Tobolowsky, there is The Road Through Texas:
Life on the Bubble by David Middlebrook:
Now a couple of people. This is Dancer by Ken Turner:
This is Family from Katy McFadden:
I haven't counted, but I would guess there are more sculptures depicting animals than any other subject. This is Bearly About by Steve Tyree.
Here is Heron from Bud Egger:
I like the usability of Rams' Head Bench from Ken Patechy:
It changes over time but right now my favorite is Kissing Toad by Jim Demetro:
The Elder Storytelling Place is taking a day off for Labor Day. It will return tomorrow.