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Moro library hosts Art celebrating agriculture

ROBERT SCHLEGEL’S “GRAIN ELEVATOR” is painted with acrylic on board. The Art About Agriculture permanent collection acquired his work in 2005. Works from the collection will be displayed at the Sherman County-Public-School Library in Moro until Sept. 24.	
                                                   Contributed photo/Peter Krupp.

ROBERT SCHLEGEL’S “GRAIN ELEVATOR” is painted with acrylic on board. The Art About Agriculture permanent collection acquired his work in 2005. Works from the collection will be displayed at the Sherman County-Public-School Library in Moro until Sept. 24. Contributed photo/Peter Krupp.

Art celebrating the Columbia Basin’s heritage of dryland wheat farming will make special appearances in Pendleton and Moro over the next two months.

Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural

Sciences is displaying 10 works from its Art About

Agriculture permanent collection through Sept. 24 at the Sherman County Public/School Library in Moro.

“People going to the art show will be able to see how their work in agriculture is perceived by people who live in other parts of the state,” said Shelley Curtis,

curator for OSU’s Art About Agriculture permanent

collection.

Many of the Eastern Oregon scenes embodied are reflected in the nationally important research conducted by OSU’s experiment stations in Pendleton and Moro.

The art show represents drawings, paintings, prints and photographs of grain storage, orchards, irrigation, livestock, shipping and transportation from OSU’s

permanent collection of fine art, which is supported by grants and donations.

The art exhibit’s visit to Moro will include a free

reception at Sherman County Public/School Library from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 in Moro. Artists Bob Schlegel and Sally Finch will host. Refreshments and a light snack will be served.

For more information about the Art About Agriculture permanent collection through OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, visit http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/art.

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