HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

To really see this, you must get close

Written December 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As you can see, Albany’s new art installation is the result of work that is both heavy-duty industrial and extremely intricate. But to appreciate it, you have to get close.


Public art on a dark and stormy night

Written December 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

One of the selling points — to me anyway — of Albany’s public art project was that its colorful lights would brighten our winter nights. But on Friday evening, they were hard to see from more than a few feet away.


Bright spot: Looking forward to this public art

Written November 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Here’s a first look at one of the long-awaited pieces of public art the city of Albany will install at the Lyon Street entrance to downtown.


Something to smile about at Bowman Park

Written October 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

A Facebook post by Vickie Pruitt caught my attention Friday morning, so on a ride in the afternoon I went to take a look. And sure enough, somebody had creative fun with chunks of wood and sticks.


Art dilemma dogs Albany council

Written September 21st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council has a dilemma concerning “public art.” It was unable to resolve this problem Monday and will try again when it meets at 7:15 Wednesday night. If the issue is not resolved soon, it may hold up the design of the city’s new police headquarters and main fire station.


Police and fire issue: What is art?

Written August 27th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

What is art, exactly? It’s an old question, and it’s coming up before the Albany City Council. An Albany ordinance provides that 1 percent of the cost of new city buildings be spent on art. So what about the planned new police department and downtown fire station, which together might cost around $24 million?


Albany scene: Art outside City Hall

Written November 21st, 2012 by

Checking out an addition on Albany’s City Hall: It looks a little like a flag,

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