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October show looks at Oregon's Outback

Watercolors, steel sculptures make up art gallery event

The Dalles Art Center presents the watercolors of Portland artist Allen Greene and steel sculptures by Lyle artist Sherman Rouse in its October show, "Oregon's Outback."

A reception to meet the artists will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Greene comments that "the most memorable experiences of my life have always been related to the outdoors, particularly the mountains and desert country of Washington and Oregon. Upon retiring from 40 years in the practice of architecture I have taken up watercolor painting as an extension of my enjoyment of the Oregon scene and as a means of communicating my appreciation of its uniqueness and beauty."

Greene has won numerous awards for his watercolors, and often his work is featured on the showcards of juried and group exhibits.

After retiring from teaching in White Salmon, Rouse began putting his art degree to use in his home studio. He now works full time in the art world, creating with steel. He also enjoys working with the greatest artist of all time...Mother Nature. He uses her stone, bone and driftwood in much of his work. These "born again" creations enjoy new purpose with attitude and action.

The show will run through Oct. 26.


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