Traveling Art Show Inspired by William Stafford Poetry at Sunriver Library

WilliamStaffordOne hundred years ago in Kansas, a poet was born whose verses about the natural world would inspire a nation. William Stafford went on to become the U.S. poet laureate, Oregon’s poet laureate and literature professor at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. This exhibit will be on display thru June 28.


He died at his Lake Oswego home in 1993. His poems were the subject of the Lake Oswego Reads project where 18 painters were invited to choose one of his poems and paint from his words. Visitors to the exhibit will see 18 paintings along with the verse that inspired it.

This exhibit will be on display at the Sunriver Area Library from May 3 to June 28. The Sunriver Area Library is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am–6pm every day except Saturday Noon-5pm. The exhibit is sponsored by the Sunriver Area Library Friends of the Library.

“We are excited to have this wonderful group of paintings in our library and to honor William Stafford on what would be his 100th birthday year. I hope everyone will make a point of visiting the library before the end of June to see it,” remarked Helen Brown, Library Art Committee member and show chair.

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