Oregon City Community Representatives Needed to Help Choose Banner Pole Art

As part of the Molalla Avenue project, the city of Oregon City received a grant for a cross street banner system that will be placed near the Highway 213 end of the project. Local sculptor Ben Dye is the designer/artist as well as the constructor/installer.

The banner systems Ben has designed for other locales incorporate an artistic element, and the city is trying to put together a small arts committee to help guide the selection options (examples of past projects are shown in the photos below). Thus, they are reaching out to the community to ask for volunteers to pick the art that would be the best fit to be placed on the banner poles.

They are hoping for the participation of a few neighborhood representatives, a local art student and possibly a representative from the area’s business community.

Currently there are two representatives from the City (Commissioner Rocky Smith and Matthew Weintraub, Program Specialist (Tourism) • Economic Development) and a representative from the Clackamas County Arts Alliance.

The committee’s Zoom meetings are expected to be no more than an hour long and would occur sometime after 4 pm once to twice a week until the art feature is selected. The goal is to have a piece of art picked by the end of May.

If you are interested in participating on the committee to help choose the banner pole artwork, please email [email protected] with your contact information and why you would like to participate by next Friday, May 7.

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