Community Members Help Create Marquam Nature Park Mosaic
excerpted from article by Carl Wyman for Oregon Public Broadcasting, posted April 22, 2013
Tucked away in the southwest hills of Portland, the Marquam Nature Park amphitheater is a simple 3-step concrete construction, greeting visitors at the Marquam shelter as they arrive at the park. Over the next few months, this simple amphitheater will be transformed into a beautiful piece of public artwork with the help of dozens of community members around Portland.
People of all ages, backgrounds and phases of life are coming together to create a 100-foot-long mosaic that will decorate the amphitheater steps with colorful designs inspired by native species of the area. The project is headed by participatory public artist Lynn Takata, who has led many public mosaic projects in Oregon, including the Salem Peace mosaic at the Salem Family YMCA…. Read full story HERE!