Blind Date on the move

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Don’t you hate it when your Blind Date gets moved to a different location? Members of the Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC) believe a move will be good. Blind Date, by the way, is the name of the art sculpture currently in front of Copper Creek Mercantile on River Road. At their meeting in late January, KPAC members voted to move the sculpture since it’s too small to adequately fill the large pad in front of the store. After some discussion of potential locations, KPAC members agreed with Lore Christopher’s suggestion to move Blind Date to the focal point, also known as McGee-Newton Park or the Keizer Corner at the corner of Chemawa and River Roads where the fountain is. The KPAC motion was forwarded to the Keizer City Council. Councilors unanimously agreed with the recommendation at their Feb. 1 meeting. No timeline was mentioned during either meeting. Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, said on Tuesday the move would happen as soon as Keizer Public Works sets a new pad at the planter area of Focal Point. Blind Date was one of several sculptures put up around town last year as a new commitment to public art in the city. The one attracting the most attention was the large Bouchers diamond ring. Due to fears the ring could be construed...

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