Jefferson County Library Community Read

janellTwo books by William Sullivan have inspired a show called Oregon Hikes Inspire Creative Expression at Art Adventure Gallery in Madras. The show will include quilts, photographs and paintings by Sullivan’s wife, Janell Sorensen. Opening reception will be April 4, 5:30-7pm.   

To celebrate Jefferson County’s 2013 Community Read Book selections by Sullivan, including Listening for Coyote: a Walk across Oregon’s Wilderness and Cabin Fever: Memoirs of a Part-Time Pioneer, Sorensen will be a featured artist at Art Adventure Gallery.

Sullivan’s books are also the inspiration for Jefferson County Quilters, local photographer Bill Vollmer and a virtual tour of the amazing beauty of nature captured in a Google Earth Tour of Sullivan’s 1,361 mile solo backpacking trek in 1985 put together by Warm Springs librarian Craig Graham and Forest Service cartographer Bruce Wright.

brokentopsnowSorensen describes her technique, “My striagraphic interpretation of Oregon’s national park, Crater Lake, projects strata onto the landscape to show the dynamism of the exploded volcano. The illustration is actually a small study for the final work.” Sorensen explores Oregon and the world for her inspiration.

“Most of my work comes to life amid the paint tubes, brushes and easels of my Eugene studio.”

Well-known Madras photographer Bill Vollmer plans to display landscape highlights seen during Sullivan’s journey from the Southern Oregon coast to the Wallowa Mountains in Northeastern Oregon. Retired from the military, Vollmer’s work includes landscapes, publicity photos for local media and fine art through his studio, Mountain Photo and Graphics.

541-475-7701 or www.artadventuregallery.com.

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