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Betty LaDuke - Oregon Harvest

Oregon Harvest, an exhibit by Betty LaDuke is on display through Dec 4.

Oregon Harvest, a selection of recent paintings by Ashland, Oregon artist Betty LaDuke will be on display at the Art Gallery in the Whipple Fine Arts Center through Thursday, December 4, 2014. Gallery hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and during special events.

LaDuke’s recent body of work focuses on agricultural workers in the Rogue Valley, her home for almost 50 years. She began visiting local farms, orchards and vineyards during the 2010 harvest season. Sketchbook and camera in hand, she followed the men and women along the rows of vegetables, berries, and flowers, quickly sketching their bending and stretching repetitious motions as they gathered the harvest into boxes and buckets. In her Ashland studio she outlines select sketches with brush and acrylic paint on 3/4 inch sheets of plywood. This plywood outline is then cut and routed by her assistant, Barney Johnson. Finally, many layers of paint selectively mixed with sand are applied to the varied routed surface depths of each 4′ panel. Her colors and style evoke folk painting traditions of Mexico and Central America; home to the workers she paints. LaDuke states that her intention with this growing series is to celebrate dignity, pride, and hard work of local farmers and farm workers.

A professor emerita of Southern Oregon University, LaDuke’s artistic career spans more than 60 years. Her focus has been on documenting the developing world. With works held in numerous national and international collections, she has been the recipient of many prestigious grants and recognitions, including the Oregon Governor’s Award in the Arts (1993) and the National Art Education Association’s Ziegfield Award for distinguished international leadership (1996).

For more information contact Susan Rochester at 541-440-4692

Photos: Betty LaDuke - Oregon Harvest credit: (LaDuke)

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