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Benton County Museum: Painting Oregon's Harvest

Guest Author | 10/03/2018 | Art Shows, Arts and Culture, Family Friendly, History

Painting Oregon's Harvest

Oct. 5 - Dec. 29, 2018

At the Benton County Museum (Map)

Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

New art exhibition showcases Oregon’s agricultural wonder

Kathy Deggendorfer’s popular watercolors have been called “whimsical, happy and vibrant.” Now, a new exhibit shares the Sisters artist’s work showcasing Oregon’s bounty.

Painting Oregon’s Harvest: The Art of Kathy Deggendorfer opens Friday, Oct. 5 at the Benton County Museum and runs through Dec. 29, 2018.

For years, Deggendorfer has been visiting Oregon farms, ranches and fisheries, hearing stories from their owners and painting her impressions in vivid color. The result is a collection of watercolors that will make your mouth water. Brilliant marionberries from Stahlbush Island Farms in Corvallis. Rocky Knoll pears ripening on the tree in Medford. Sheep and cattle grazing in fields. Salmon and crab from Fishhawk Fisheries in Astoria, as well as a cornucopia of other Oregon-grown delights.

“Kathy is very passionate about promoting the farms and ranches of Oregon, and we’re proud to be playing a part.”

This traveling exhibit was curated by the High Desert Museum.

About the Benton County Museum

Enjoy a visit to Oregon’s past and present! Located six miles west of Corvallis on Hwy 20/34, at 1101 Main Street, Philomath, Oregon, the Benton County Historical Society operates the Museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is always free.

Article by Mark Tolonen of the Benton County Historical Society. Photo courtesy the Kathy Deggendorfer. Keep up with Corvallis news, events and happenings by signing up for our weekly email newsletter.

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