'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.
For more information, check out the video at bit.ly/CitizenAcademyVideo.
— The Review