First Look: Trimet’s ‘Velosaurus’ sculpture will adorn new path across SE Powell

First Look: Trimet’s ‘Velosaurus’ sculpture will adorn new path across SE Powell

TriMet rendering of ‘Velosaurus’ sculpture by Horatio Law.

There’s a ‘Velosaurus’ coming to SE Powell and 17th. That’s the name of a new piece of public art TriMet is set to unveil next week. The art is part of their Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project and it’s slated to line the new biking and walking path where SE 17th Avenue and the new MAX line cross over SE Powell.

Michelle Traver from TriMet says the Velosaurus panels will be, “Placed in the abutment walls along the multi-use paths that run east and west underneath the light rail structure that will cross Powell at SE 17th Avenue. The walls run parallel to Powell and are above the roadway grade.”

According to TriMet’s Mary Fetsch, Velosaurus was made by Portland artist Horatio Law out of bike and skateboard parts donated by from several local bike shops.

On Thursday, TriMet and their project partners will host a preview of the work in southeast Portland.

Fetsch sent over this close-up of the work before it heads down to Salem for some final prep.

To see it for yourself, and learn more about the new biking and walking improvements coming with the PMLR project (while sipping beer and other refreshments), head over to 1215 SE Gideon from 4:30-6:00 Thursday, October 25th. (For more info and/or to RSVP, contact Vanessa Vissar at vissarv@trimet.org or 503-962-2150.)

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