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September 2014 Unveil Your Art503.675.3738 artscouncillo.org 520 First Street PO Box 369 Lake Oswego, OR 97034 A First for our rotating Exhibition We are proud to announce the first pop art sculpture in the Gallery Without Walls. Created by Ron Simmer of Burnaby, BC, Canada, What Does the Nose Know? is an exciting, large- scale and humorous addition to our City’s public art collection for the next two years, that offers a reflection—no pun intended!—on contemporary society. The term ‘pop art’ originated in London in the mid- 20th century and found popularity in America in the 1960’s through the work of artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Artwork first categorized as pop art used imagery from popular culture (hence the name) and utilized a mass production technique to create the art. Warhol’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe prints, with vibrant, flatly applied colors, are well known examples of pop art. Contemporary forms of pop art ultimately follow the same guidelines as their predecessors. Simmer’s What Does the Nose Know? references distinctive ‘Groucho glasses’ with brightly painted red frames that make the artwork pop out of the green landscape surrounding it. Although humorous on the surface, as we explore the artist’s inspiration we learn that he uses pop art imagery to explore society’s struggle with the topic of surveillance and the notorious but invisible Big Brother. Take a walk over to the corner of 3rd Street and Evergreen Road and enjoy this new sculpture in the Gallery Without Walls! A PErmanent CulturAl landmark In late 2013, more than forty generous art patrons joined together to suc- cessfully raise the $55,000 necessary to acquire Angkor I, by legendary Oregon artist, Lee Kelly. The 14' tall, 1,000 pound stainless-steel sculpture sits prominent- ly in Millennium Plaza* and provides a visual gateway to the lake. With deep gratitude, we wish to acknowledge those who contributed: Ford Family Foundation; Elizabeth Leach Gallery; Artist, Lee Kelly; Drs. Robert Bastian & Barbara Wagner; Robert & Bonnie Schlieman; Richard & Janet Geary; Lance & Kristin Lechner; John & Judie Hammerstad; Dan Heine and the Bank of Oswego; Paul & Teri Graham; Jack & Agnes Hoffman; Anthony Melaragno & Katherine Immerman; Donna Larson; Mrs. Georgia Leupold-Marshall; Dr. Jon & Pat Vessely; Corinna Cambell- Sack; Richard Benoit & Margaret Snow Benoit; Mr. & Mrs. Gene Wizer; Richard & Liane Cabot; David & Debbie Craig; Sara Ogle Lea; Roger & Mary Beth Burpee; Kevin & Katharine Mead; Dr. Alan & Shari Newman; 5 Spice Restaurant; Lois Schnitzer; Dr. Mark Wagner; John & Chris Brien; Ted & Bonnie Halton; David & Debbie Craig; Vicci Martinazzi; Larry & Marilyn Reiling; Thomas & Anne-Marie Simpson; Ted & Marilyn Depew; Ken & Susan Hornung; Tom & Chris Utterback; Richard S. Testut, Jr. & Marilyn L. Rudin; Marilyn Nycum; Curtis Schade & Jacquie Siewert-Schade; Rick Okamura; Richard Didzun & Bette Sinclair; Dermot O’Leary & Theresa Andreas O’Leary; Dr. John & Nancy Tongue; Stephen Young & Kathy Kremer; Kevin & Jill Greenwood for Max & Lizzie; Andrew Apter & Mary Bosch; Bob & Lonna Liddell; Carol Winston; Chuck & Sarah Pollak; Kirk Smith; Malcolm & Linda Mathes and Matthys Heyns. unveil Your Art! introducing FourtEen nEw sculpturEs for 2014-2016 The Arts Council of Lake Oswego, in partnership with the City of Lake Oswego, is pleased to introduce the newest sculptures in our rotating Gallery Without Walls exhibition—works that will delight and enrich our community for the next two years. The new sculptures celebrate imagination and innovation while encouraging economic vitality in our downtown district. Over sixty rotating and permanent sculptures are in the Gallery Without Walls. The rotating sculptures are on-loan from artists of national and international acclaim for two years and are for sale. A Selection Committee chooses the artwork, carefully balancing the exhibit to include a diverse collection of various subjects, forms and materials. Contact us for information on custom, docent-led tours for all ages, to request a free self-guided Walking Tour brochure, or to purchase any of the on-loan sculptures! ‘guArdiAn oF thE lAkE’ bY briAn moCk 2014 peoPle’s choicE winner 1Ben Dore Capitani Suddenly…….an idea!!! powder-coated steel, copper sparkle coating • $11,000 doresmountainartgarden.com Sponsored by William and Barbara Warner 2Twist James Ellingboe An abstract manipulation of a simple geometry inspired by diatomic organisms Cor-ten steel with weathered finish • $9,500 jamesellingboe.com Sponsored by Bonnie Cartwright 3Zip Jason Johnston Each of us responsible for the unity of all bronze • $23,000 johnstonsculpture.com Sponsored by Ater Wynne 4SirenaSerena M.J. Anderson A mermaid born of the sea with ancient geologic patterning Italian marble • $28,000 mjandersonsculpture.com Sponsored by Robert and Bonnie Schlieman 5Wy’east (Mt. Hood) Glacial Lin McJunkin Global warming rapidly melts Mt. Hood’s glaciers into steely rivers steel, fused glass • $8,500 mcjunkinglass.com Sponsored by Arts Council of Lake Oswego 6Ascending Leaves Bruce West Leaves blowing in the wind really enjoy the ride burnished stainless steel • $11,000 brucewestsculptures.com Sponsored by City of Lake Oswego 7Capricorn Robert H. Foster The Zodiac sign Capricorn portrayed as a classic sculpture on a classic pedestal bronze with aluminum pedestal $5,250 • roberthfoster.com Sponsored by Accessories from the Heart 8Upstream Mark Andrew & Randy Ortiz Creating a symbol for what we all can believe in…Salmon Upstream! bronze, marble, steel • $28,000 markandrewstudio.com Sponsored by KeyBank 9Emerald Springs Don Anderson Up from the Earth—hope springs eternal stainless steel, copper, metamor- phic sandstone • $11,000 applewoodfarmstudios.com Sponsored by World Class Wines & Step It Up Studios 10Tsunami Memorial John Zylstra The Fukushima Reactor is the inspiration: rusted metal & shoji style top mild steel, pleziglass • $20,000 brittonroadstudios.com Sponsored by Nicoletta’s Table & Marketplace and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 11renovation Sharon Warman Agnor A visceral commentary on conditions required for recovery and repair stainless steel, copper, cast glass, enamel • $15,000 sharonagnor.com Sponsored by Beth Levich with Cruise Holidays of Portland 12Bartholomew the Black Rhino Jud Turner Cognitive provocation through visual seduction welded steel, recycled materials $15,000 • judturner.com Sponsored by the Don Caldwell Family 13Spiral Petite Micajah Bienvenu An uplifting spiral, inspired by math and nature stainless steel • $15,000 artmb.com Sponsored by Eric J Weberg, AAMS®, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones 14What Does the Nose Know? Ron Simmer Big Brother knows you better than you know yourself aluminum, steel, resin, polycarbonate lenses • $20,000 artsblast.com Sponsored by Lake Oswego Vision Clinic2nd Street3rd Street5th Street4th StreetB Avenue A Avenue Oswego Lake City Hall Fire Station Evergreen R o a d 1st StreetState Street/ HWY 43Lake View Village Lower Millennium Plaza Millennium Plaza ParkNNew sculptures 12 14 13 78 9 10 11 46 5 3 2 1 Downtown Lake Oswego *Angkor I will be going away temporarily for an artist retrofit but will be back soon at its current location. Thanks to Our New 2014–2015 Sponsors Jackie MacGregor is sponsoring Samaras by Matt Babcock Morgan Stanley—Lake Oswego Branch is sponsoring Egg by James Lapp Photography and layout by Deb Hollister, Pure & Simple Graphics. Additional photography by Erin Gustafson. 14John ZylstraTsunami Memorial9Jason JohnstonZip6Dore CapitaniBen12Jud TurnerBartholomew the Black Rhino11Ron SimmerWhat Does the Nose Know?13Bruce WestAscending Leaves10Lin McJunkinWy’east (Mt. Hood) Glacial7James EllingboeTwistRobert H. FosterCapricorn1Sharon Warman Agnorrenovation58Micajah BienvenuSpiral Petite4Mark Andrew & Randy OrtizUpstream2Don AndersonEmerald Springs3M.J. AndersonSirenaSerena2014–2016 Sculpture Sponsors1. Beth Levich with Cruise Holidays of Portland2. World Class Wines and Step It Up Studios3. Robert and Bonnie Schlieman4. KeyBank5. Eric J Weberg, AAMS®, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones6. William and Barbara Warner7. Bonnie Cartwright8. Accessories from the Heart 9. Ater Wynne10. Arts Council of Lake Oswego11. Lake Oswego Vision Clinic12. The Don Caldwell Family13. City of Lake Oswego14. Nicoletta’s Table & Marketplace and Berkshire Hathaway Home ServicesWe are grateful for the support of our sponsors. Call us to inquire about current sponsorship opportunities.