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August 2 is National Coloring Book Day! Celebrate by breaking out those crayons and color pencils, pens and paints. Make this day a colorful one!

Don’t have any coloring books? No problem. Here’s a free coloring page from the American Library Association: print-friendly coloring page

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Free coloring page courtesy of the Office for Intellectual Freedom / American Library Association

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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
4:00 PM
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.

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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.

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Bountiful Harvest is available at Hannon Library, call number N8217.A49 L33 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1940468-26-6
White Cloud Press (January 2016)
www.whitecloudpress.com