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Dragon's Den Features Local Artist at Grand Opening

The Clatskanie Chief of Clatskanie, Oregon

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The Dragons Den Art and Antiques will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, Aug. 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. with a public reception featuring local artist, Jeremy Furnish., The Dragon's Den is located at 32 South Nehalem Street in Clatskanie, and is owned by local resident Kathleen Grove.

A native to the Pacific Northwest, Jeremy is an accomplished metal and mixed media sculptor and woodworker who works with recycled and uncommon materials. In addition to hundreds of private, public and corporate installations, he has created work that can be seen in Clatskanie, at the People's Utility District (PUD) building, the Clatskanie River Inn and on certain holidays at Checkmate Park.

Jeremy lives with his family on a small farm in rural Clatskanie. He credits the land surrounding his home for providing him with the inspiration leading to the works curated for this exhibit. "Living here I have been taken by the beauty of the estuary, timberlands and the rich history of the fertile delta near my home. It has moved me to a different way of life in terms of living with the land more so than living with the supermarket. With the recent industrial push in the dikelands, I have found myself with growing concern as to the quality of life essentials....water, food and air. I can't help but imagine a solution of compromise where industry could sustain without negative impact to the environment," Jeremy expresses in his artist's statement.

The juxtaposition of industrial and environmental concerns are highlighted in this show - a series of eight pieces created from hardware, tools and objects found on his daily walks.

In addition to Saturday's grand opening, Jeremy's work will be for sale and on display in uptown Clatskanie at The Dragon's Den, 32 South Nehalem, Thursday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the month of August.

For additional information contact Kathleen Grove at 503 780-5851.



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Original Publication Date: August 1, 2014



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