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Altamont park, art exhibit to open

The Maple Avenue Park and Tot Playground in Altamont opens today, July 16 at 6:00 p.m. and is featuring an art exhibit titled Dog Stories in the Park.

Marijo Dougherty, who has experience as a curator since 1979, helped organize the "Dogs Stories in the Park" art exhibit.

The exhibit will feature the artwork of local artists

who have sculpted dogs out of recycled materials and displayed them around the park, and it runs until Friday, Aug. 21.

"It's a play on the idea that dogs aren't allowed in the park," she said.

The Maple Avenue Park and Tot Playground was conceived last year, and is targeted for children under five years old.

Dougherty said master gardener Keith Lee planted more than 17,000 plants and flowers and $18,000 of playground equipment was installed by volunteers. "It's been a real community effort," she said.

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