Sherman County eNews #153


  1. D-Day – June 6, 2019

  2. Wasco School Events Center Board Meeting, June 12

  3. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting, June 18

  4. Sherman County Citizen-Reporter Online

  5. A Maryhill Exhibition: West Coast Woodcut: Contemporary Relief Prints by Regional Artists

  6. More Maryhill Museum of Art Special Exhibitions

  7. Living Second-Hand

  8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” —Samuel Adams (1749)

1. D-Day – June 6, 2019

American flag2Freedom is not free.

Honoring those who have bequeathed to us at cost of blood and life, the Liberty too many assume is their birthright.

In photos: Trump joins other world leaders in France for D-Day anniversary

2. Notice. Wasco School Events Center Board Meeting, June 12

The Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors will hold a meeting on June 12th,
2019. The public is welcome to attend! 6 p.m. at the WSEC (903 Barnett St.).

3. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting, June 18

Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, will meet noon, Tuesday the 18th, at the Hood River Golf Club on 1850 Country Club Rd.  The program will be provided by David Skakel, Program Coordinator, for the Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program.  Dues will be collected. Any members and guests interesting in playing golf beginning at 9:00 a.m., please contact Roy Nellermoe at 541-354-1007 by June 11th.  Prizes will be awarded.

4. Notice. Sherman County Citizen-Reporter Online

The June edition of the Citizen-Reporter is currently published online and can be found at

5. A Maryhill Exhibition: West Coast Woodcut: Contemporary Relief Prints by Regional Artists

Goldendale, Wash., June 4, 2019) –The exhibition West Coast Woodcut: Contemporary Relief Prints by Regional Artists opens at Maryhill Museum of Art on Saturday, July 13 and runs through November 15, 2019. The exhibition explores the natural beauty, cityscapes and social worlds of the West Coast through 60 woodcut prints, linocuts and wood engravings by artists from Washington, Oregon and California.

Among the featured artists are some of the most well-known printmakers on the West Coast, including Oregon artists Berk Chappell, Dennis Cunningham, Erik Sandgren, Jonnel Covault, Manuel Izquierdo and Paul Gentry; Washington artist Yoshiko Yamamoto; and California artists Andrea Rich, Art Hazelwood, Daniel González, Gordon Mortenson, Leonardo Nuñez, Rik Olson and Tom Killion

“Preparations for this exhibition have taken several years,” says Maryhill’s Curator of Art, Steve Grafe. “We needed to locate artists working across a vast region and then sift through their available prints to find the exact ones that were appropriate for the display. I sought to give fair representation to all three states, and tried to stay mindful of the population and geography that separates California from the two Northwest states. My hope is that all visitors to the exhibition will be able to identify multiple images representing places that they have visited.”

The works showcase the natural, urban, and social/cultural worlds that are found in the Pacific states. Many of the prints are landscapes; others relate to regional flora and fauna, homelessness, immigration, natural resource management, and environmental issues. All of the works are drawn from Maryhill Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

An exhibition opening will take place on Saturday, July 13 from 3:30 p.m. onwards. There will be a gallery tour at 3:30 p.m. with exhibition curator of Art Steve Grafe. Featured artists will be in attendance and each will have the opportunity to speak briefly about their work. This will be followed by a reception with the artists at 5:00 p.m. in Loïe’s: The Museum Café and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center.

Alexis Babayan, Berkley Chappell, Jonnel Covault, Dennis Cunningham, Chris Darr, Kristen Etmund, Paul Gentry, Leon Gilmour, Daniel González, Ronnie Goodman, Stirling Gorsuch, Art Hazelwood, Arthur Higgins, Manuel Izquierdo, Tom Killion, Álvaro D. Márquez, Gordon Mortenson, Elizabeth C. Neuman, Peter Nevins, Leonardo Nuñez, Rik Olson, Neil Peck, Roger Peet, Bill Reiswig, Andrea Rich, Erik Sandgren, Micah Schwaberow, Patrick Simon, Charlotte Van Zant-King, Monique Wales, Millie Whipplesmith Plank, Yoshiko Yamamoto, and Reinaldo Gil Zambrano.

6. More Maryhill Museum of Art Special Exhibitions

Maryhill Favorites: Still Life
March 15–November 15, 2019

Still life prints and paintings from Maryhill’s permanent collection, including work by Robert Douglas Hunter, Richard Lack, Henk Bos, Jakob Bogdani, Katja Oxman, and Oregon artists John Van Dreal and Robert Bibler. The exhibition includes a sumptuous painting of poppies and fruit by British artist Annie Feray Mutrie, considered one of the foremost flower painters of the Victorian era.

Théodore Rivière: Sculpture
March 15–November 15, 2019

The 19th-century French artist Théodore Rivière (1857–1912) is best known for his small-scale sculptures with Orientalist themes. His works also frequently show Art Nouveau influences. On view are more than a dozen figurative sculptures in bronze, marble and terra cotta.

Théâtre de la Mode
March 15–November 15, 2019
Created as a means to re-build France’s fashion industry after the devastation of World War II, this exhibition shows one-third human size mannequins wearing fashions created by the country’s finest designers. When it debuted at Louvre’s Museum of Decorative Arts in 1945, the opening drew 100,000 visitors.  After touring Europe and the US in 1946, the exhibition languished in the basement of San Francisco’s City of Paris department store; the sets were destroyed, but the mannequins were saved by Alma de Bretteville Spreckels who championed their acquisition by Maryhill Museum of Art. Maryhill is now home to nine re-built sets and restored mannequins. During 2019, three Théâtre de la Mode sets will leave storage and rotate onto view: André Beaurepaire’s “La Grotto Enchantée” (The Enchanted Grotto); Jean-Denis Malclès’ “Le Jardin Marveilleux” (The Marvelous Garden); and André Dignimont’s “Palais Royale.”

The sets feature garments and accessories by such celebrated designers as Worth, Jean Patou, Balenciaga, Nina Ricci, Mad Carpentier, Lanvin, Schiaparelli, Hermès, Pierre Balmain, and Grès, among others.

7. Living Second-Hand

How do you know when something is good? The answer may not be as simple as it seems, so let’s talk about it. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a work of art, a movie, a restaurant or a new direction for the workplace – how do you decide that something is “good”?

Many people decide what is good by listening to so-called experts. They will praise a painting they care nothing about because it is hanging in a museum, or the artist’s work was favorably reviewed by a fashionable art critic. They will rave about a new restaurant because it is trendy and they will go to see movies that have received good reviews or their friends have enjoyed.

Often people’s personal behavior is based on second-hand values too. They observe certain conventions of manners and they follow certain rules because some authority figure told them to do it, but they never looked further. Positive or negative, because no personal research was done, these folks are now stuck with beliefs that deny the potential fullness of their own life.

You see, living a life based on second-hand values is not living your own life at all. To really live, you want to trust your own instincts and take the risk of stepping away from “normal” now and then. You owe it to yourself. At the same time, you might want to question your values to understand how you got them and whether they are based on what someone else believes or on your own standards. In other words, take accountability for your own experiences – it is your life, after all.

When you like something, think about the reasons why. When you dislike something, do the same, without making a value judgment. Then, instead of saying something is “good,” say that you like it, and explain why. This elevates your sense of self, increases your communication skills, and raises the respect of those around you. ~The Pacific Institute

8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

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In photos: Trump joins other world leaders in France for D-Day anniversary