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"Wendy" — by designer: Open Eye Art


Oregon Zoo


Open Eye Art


Wendy Carlos


Jennifer Mark

We rescue pianos and put them on the street for everybody to enjoy. We want to give pianists more opportunities to play for the public.



"How perfect is a Raccoon for this amazing wild city? We thought she would look great in a forested park or be a refreshing site on one of Portland's busy urban corners. We think kids will love this piano as much as we adults do.We get such a kick out of seeing our piano being played in the most unexpected spaces. We had a blast painting it. We spent the last couple weeks painting every hair! When the piano lid is closed it does something we all wish we could do more often. You will have to see it in person to find out." - http://www.openeyeart.com/



"Open Eye Art is the product of two hybrid, right brain, working artists that "DO" art everyday. We share the gift of bringing forth the dormant creativity within everyone.

"We are two professional working artists with over 60 years experience in global marketing and fine art creation. We have extensive experience working with diverse teams in creative companies as well as artists, designers and individual entrepreneurs from around the world. "


Namesake Musician: Wendy Carlos

"Wendy Carlos is an American composer and keyboardist best known for her electronic music and film scores. Carlos came to prominence with Switched-On Bach (1968), an album of music by Johann Sebastian Bach performed on a Moog synthesizer which helped popularize its use in the 1970s and won her three Grammy Awards. She composed the score to two Stanley Kubrick films, A Clockwork Orange (1971) and The Shining (1980), and Tron (1982) for Walt Disney Productions." -- Wikipedia



Oregon Zoo

Hint: Look for the raccoon near the monkeys!


Note: If you want to visit this piano, please contact the location. Many of our forever homes are not open to the public, are only open during certain hours, or may charge admission


SponsorS: Jennifer Mark

Photo by Sue Keith  

Photo by Sue Keith  



We rescue pianos, put them on the street for everyone to enjoy, and then give them to schools, community centers, artists, and others who will love them as much as we do.


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