Harvest Heritage Far
Harvest Heritage Farm Painting exhibit, The Center
Colfax Branch Library

Sunday, Mar. 24, (During regular Library hours.)

Richard Scheuerman’s exhibit "Harvest Heritage - The Story of Humanity in Twelve Farm Paintings” comes to Libey Gallery in Colfax from March 9-28.  As a special treat, Scheuerman will give a presentation on the topic on the final day of the show, Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m.

The “Harvest Heritage” exhibit is a collection of 12 works includes originals, first editions, and reprints, depicting harvest and related scenes of rural life from the sixteenth century to the present. This exhibit represents a small portion of what has been acquired by Scheuerman as research into his many books on the subject; Harvest Horizons: Essays on Gleaners, Reapers, and Threshers in Western Art and Literature; Hallowed Harvests: Agrarian Depiction from the Bible, Literature, and Art to Early Modern Times; and Harvest Hands: Reapers and Threshers in American and Modern European Art and Literature.

Scheuerman is a Northwest history author and professor emeritus of education at Seattle Pacific University. His honors include the Washington State Historical Society’s Robert Gray Medal for outstanding contributions to history education and the Washington Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Scheuerman was born and raised in the Endicott area and is a favorite of local audiences.

Libey Gallery hours are Mondays-Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays-Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays-Sundays 1-5 p.m., located at 102 S. Main Street in Colfax. For more information about the exhibit or Richard Scheuerman’s presentation on March 28, contact Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366.
PHOTO:  Grigory Myasoyedov’s "Harvest Time" was painted in 1887 and a part of Richard Scheuerman’s research on Agrarian themed art during a visit to The Russian Museum, of St. Petersburg.

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