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AmberGlen Park, located on the east side of Hillsboro, has a new art installation.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF HILLSBORO  - In east Hillsboro, AmberGlen Park is preparing to dedicate its newest public art installation called 'Elemental Sequence.' AmberGlen Park, located on the east side of Hillsboro, has a new art installation.

The public is invited to the dedication of "Elemental Sequence" by Dann Nardi. It's a cast-concrete sculpture that pairs curving upright columns that evoke trees with low curving benches recalling the graceful bends in a river.

Nardi, an Illinois artist, worked in the park for over six weeks, assisted by a small local crew, mixing and pouring batches of concrete into custom forms. The News-Times interviewed Nardi earlier this summer, who told the publication that nature heavily inspires his work.

"Elemental Sequence" in AmberGlen aims to show "light blue shades to reference both the sky and water there," he said.

The artwork will be dedicated at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, accompanied by an original dance performed by New Vision Dance Company, presenting a lyrical/contemporary composition inspired by the new sculpture.

The art unveiling will precede the AmberGlen Park's first Showtime Concert, the city's free summer concert series, presenting Precious Byrd, a rock and roll dance band.

The dedication is free and open to all. For more information, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt.


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