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Swan Island gets an Acupuncture Portland needle this Saturday, May 8 - May 6, 2010
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Local artist raises another needle for the city's health starting at 1 p.m.

 

Come help with the hoisting -- or just hang out and take in this industrial stretch of the Willamette River. It's also the site of the Swan Island Pump Station, where the east and west "Big Pipes" meet. Definitely worth a visit. 

 

 

The Swan Island needle will be the fourth in an initial series of 15 needles placed around the city. The first three were installed by artist Adam Kuby and friends a couple of weeks ago at Waterfront Park, Kelley Point Park and Mt. Tabor Reservoir.

 

Kuby conceptualized, sited and created the Portland Acupuncture Project currently going up around Portland. He hopes the project will add to the ongoing conversation about how to make Portland a healthier place. Acupuncture Portland could also act as a visual metaphor for the Portland Plan, the city's long-range plan for the future to ensure Portland is a thriving and sustainable city. For more about the project, go to http://acuportland.org/home.html.

 

 For directions to the Swan Island site go to: 

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=113846665518479071068.00046dd0ecee861482d62&ll=45.569352,-122.600555&spn=0.256203,0.587769&z=11


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