Local artist and author Betty LaDuke presents “Paintbrush Harvest”, with stories and paintings from the vibrant local food movement taking place in Southern Oregon.
Thursday, February 9
Hannon Library, Meese Room
Paintbrush Harvest will draw on LaDuke’s history, artwork, and her connection to small farms and the local food movement. This presentation is part of the 2016-17 speaker series sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library, and is free and open to the public. Get free campus parking for this event by going to any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL0209
About the Speaker:
Betty LaDuke is a renowned artist with strong ties to Southern Oregon University. Her artwork has been exhibited multiple times at Hannon Library and the Schneider Museum of Art. She has even taught as an art instructor at the university from 1964 to 1996.
LaDuke is also known for her engagement with social issues and cultural awareness. Her recent book, Bountiful Harvest: From Land to Table from White Cloud Press, takes inspiration from her personal experience with agriculture workers. In 2010, LaDuke was invited to spend time with the men and women who harvest the orchard, vineyards, and farms in Southern Oregon. She listened to their stories and was inspired to create vibrant paintings that capture the spirit of the fields and orchards.