Opening Thursday – Betty LaDuke: Celebrating Life

Betty LaDuke, Africa: After the Rain, 2009, acrylic on wood panel, 46” x 25”

Join the Schneider Museum of Art in celebrating Betty LaDuke’s life of making art – sixty-five years of creating drawings, paintings, and sculptures that embrace cultural understanding throughout the globe.  Betty LaDuke will be honored at the opening reception of her exhibition, Betty LaDuke: Celebrating Life on Thursday, June 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  At the opening, patrons will have the opportunity to meet LaDuke and sample delights from Inti Latin Soul Cantina and Restaurant and Panaderia Del Pueblo Mexican Bakery.  South Stage Cellars is generously donating and pouring wine at the event.  The festivities will be enlivened with music by the Rhythm Kings. Betty LaDuke, an artist and professor emerita at Southern Oregon University, has had a remarkable career traveling and sketching images of rural life across the world.  She has received numerous awards for her work and has exhibited throughout the United States.  LaDuke states that her “sketches, prints, acrylic paintings, and shaped wood panels often embrace the following themes: spiritual traditions that connect us to our past, present, and future; honoring the earth—plowing, planting, and harvesting; peace that brings an end to conflict and war; and […]