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Artist/collector transforms discarded items into imaginative collages

Jack Metzger stands next to his "Color My World" sculpture, made from an antique buggy wheel and wooden lawn balls, inside his Cambridge antiques store. (Jeff Wilkin/Gazette reporter)
Jack Metzger stands next to his "Color My World" sculpture, made from an antique buggy wheel and wooden lawn balls, inside his Cambridge antiques store. (Jeff Wilkin/Gazette reporter)
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Some people look at old weather vanes, hammer handles and buggy wheels — and see junk. Jack Metzger sees potential artwork. For the past 10 years, the 63-year-old Cambridge antiques dealer has been working in assemblage — the assembly and arrangement of unrelated objects, parts and materials into sculptured collage. Sixteen of his pieces will be on display at this week’s annual “SaratogaArtsFest,” a celebration of music, dance, visual arts, film, theater and literary art ...

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