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textile art depicting ships on an ocean

Join the Friends of Hannon Library and the Studio Art Quilt Associates as they present “Blending Poetry & Cloth.”

April 12, 2018
4-5 pm
Hannon Library, Meese Room
SOU Campus

This event features an exhibit of textile art, created by Oregon artists, accompanied by inspiring poetry readings recited by SOU students. Exhibiting artists will also be available to discuss their art and creative methods.

As part of the Friends of Hannon Library Speaker Series, this event is free and open to the public. Attendees can get free campus parking for the event by using the following code with SOU’s parking system: FHL0412.

Art Quilt Exhibit

Poetry and art have been inextricably linked for as long as they have both been in existence—one illuminating the other and requiring the use of multiple senses, each breathing life into each other. Powerful combinations are created when the two art forms come together in thought-provoking ways.

To create the Blending Poetry & Cloth exhibit, artists were required to reference a piece of poetry, song, or quotation in creating their composition. Seventy SAQA Oregon members entered the competition, jurored by Patricia Clark, founder of Atelier 6000 Print Workshop in Bend, Oregon.

The resulting exhibit demonstrates not only the scope of artistic vision among Oregon SAQA members but also the consistent level of high achievement in the use of quilting as an art medium. The exhibit will be on display in Hannon Library’s Meese Room (LIB305) beginning April 4 through April 12.


About SAQA

The Studio Art Quilt Associates is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting art quilting and the artists that create these unique artworks. SAQA is an information resource on all things art quilt related for association members as well as the public.

Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA members now number more than 3,400 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators, and corporate sponsers.

More Info

For more information about this event, contact Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or 541-552-6816. If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552-6213 or dss@sou.edu.

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There are many creative people at Southern Oregon University, including SOU alumni and employee Roger Six. You can view some of Roger’s paintings, on display now until the end of Spring term in the library’s art gallery, located on the third floor.

Roger Six

Roger S. Six was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from SOU with a degree in history. He has traveled throughout the American West, Western Canada, and England. Roger began painting with oils during his college studies but eventually gravitated towards acrylics for their bright colors and ease of use. A longtime employee of the university, Roger is the father of Dr. Joseph Six and Amy B. Conkey, both graduates of SOU. He lives now in Phoenix, Oregon.


Sunrise at Tunnel View, Aaron Bachler

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, especially if you’re looking at the photography exhibit up on the third floor of the library. This exhibit from Southern Oregon University student Aaron Bachler features photos taken in California, Oregon, Arizon, Colorado, Utah, and Washington DC—on display now until the end of winter term.


The Watchman, Aaron Bachler

Aaron Bachler is a first-year student in the Master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Along with his work as a student, Aaron also works at Hannon Library. In his free time, he loves to travel and photograph the places he visits. His favorite locations are America’s National Parks. In the past three years, he’s visited Zion, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain, and Crater Lake National Park.


Evening Drive, Aaron Bachler

Aaron is a self-taught photographer. He credits much of his success to his wife, Kami, who is usually by his side when he travels. Though Aaron has featured his work at various art walks in his home state of Arizon, this has been the first public showing of his work in Oregon.

Learn more about Aaron Bachler’s photography at www.abachlerphoto.com

Hannon Library is delighted to host this new collection of photography by student artist, Donica Burdette. This exhibit is on display in the library’s Retzlaff Gallery, located on the third floor, through March 2016.


I enjoy taking photos in my free time, usually in places where I am centered and calm. Photography has always been a creative outlet that I can partake in without the pressures of painting on a canvas. I’m directly capturing something that already beautifully exists in its essence. The photos design themselves since compositions, colors, shadows, and lines are already present in our world, it’s just my personal enjoyment to capture them.


I am a senior and art major here at SOU and have chosen painting and drawing as my core focus of study. With these mediums, I enjoy making organically inspired, imagined forms. Photography acts as a separate outlet to channel my creativity, where I can utilize my artistic skills and balance my visual processes.


I’ve never displayed my photography publicly and was excited and nervous to put together an exhibit for the Retzlaff Gallery in Hannon Library. Printing, matting, and hanging the images were new yet educating processes that I hope to do again.

~ By Donica Burdette

By Dylan Keenan

Come see Hannon Library’s newest art exhibit, a collection of original paintings by Kate Burrow.KBurrowPainting1

KBurrowPainting2Kate Burrow is an Ashland artist that has a distinct style within her painting techniques as well as the canvases she chooses to use. She primarily works with either oil or acrylic paint on scraps of uniquely aged wood, which she usually finds around town. The paintings themselves are portraits of either people she has known, seen, or observed, or of people she envisions one day meeting. Burrow compliments these portraits with bright, vibrant colors that draw the viewer in to understand the character that is being portrayed.

KBurrowPainting3KBurrowPainting5Kate Burrow’s paintings will be on display in the third floor gallery through the July. Visitors can view the exhibit anytime during library business hours.

Photography by F. W. McWhorter