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New sculpture installed in Barkley Village

Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren stands on his sculpture Constructing a New World while he has photo taken after the piece was installed Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the corner of Barkley Boulevard and Newmarket Street, in Bellingham. The artwork was commissioned by the Barkley Company and the Talbot family.
Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren stands on his sculpture Constructing a New World while he has photo taken after the piece was installed Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the corner of Barkley Boulevard and Newmarket Street, in Bellingham. The artwork was commissioned by the Barkley Company and the Talbot family. The Bellingham Herald

A new sculpture by a Swedish artist was installed Tuesday, June 23, in Barkley Village.

Jacob Dahlgren’s Constructing a New World was commissioned by the Barkley Company and the Talbot family. The artwork is for everyone to see at the northeast corner of Barkley Boulevard and Newmarket Street.

Dahlgren, who lives and works in Stockholm, is in Bellingham conducting a series of workshops before a performance Saturday, June 27, that features people carrying placards and paintings with abstract motifs based on the work of Swedish painter Olle Baertling.

Free workshops to make the placards and paintings are 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall Ave.; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St.; and 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 26, at Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St.

People who want to participate in the walk/performance art, called “Demonstration,” should meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lightcatcher. The walk starts there at 11 a.m. and lasts 60 to 90 minutes, ending where it started.

“Demonstration” has been performed since 2009; learn more at metaarte.net/dahlgren-demonstration-bellingham.

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