A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On Second Avenue, blank wall now has art

Written November 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

For the past few days I had been been hoping to catch up with the artist who created a new mural on Second Avenue in Albany. And late on Tuesday I did.

Art project off Lyon gets enhancements

Written October 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On this rainy Tuesday, let’s go back to last Saturday, when it was still sunny and warm and the new brick work around Albany’s public art project caught my eye as I passed by on the bike.

Public art site: More work is planned there

Written August 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s public art project at the south entrance to downtown, installed in December 2020, may get some enhancements of the grounds around it before it is formally “unveiled.” But the timing is uncertain.

In the dark: Look at those sculpture lights

Written May 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For weeks the colored lights on Albany’s steel wildflower sculptures had been giving the city fits, in the words of Rick Barnett of the parks department. But now the one light that refused to work before has been fixed.

Flower sculpture update: Lights fixed, mostly

Written March 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

You may recall the Feb. 23 story here about the colored LEDs on Albany’s downtown wildflower sculptures. The good news is that the lights have been fixed.

To fix the lights on those steel flowers

Written February 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Changing colored lights are a significant nighttime feature of the four steel sculptures in the grassy area near the Pacific Boulevard off-ramp to Lyon Street in downtown Albany. But lately they’ve not come on.

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.

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