Newport photo exhibit celebrates Oregon food and agriculture

August 6, 2010

NEWPORT, Ore. – Oregon's food and agriculture are celebrated in a traveling exhibit of award-winning photos on display from Aug. 12 to Sept. 30 at the Newport Public Library, 35 Northwest Nye St.

Hours are Monday through Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

The photos are images from the pages of Oregon’s Agricultural Progress magazine and showcase the bounty of Oregon agriculture.

"The exhibit is a reflection of the role Oregon State University's research and people play in sustaining our state's rich agricultural heritage," said Sonny Ramaswamy, dean of the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences.

Magazine editor Peg Herring said, "Food is the handshake between urban and rural communities. Our hope is that the exhibit, along with the special food issue of the magazine, will prompt conversations across Oregon about food as a necessary – and delightful – part of life."

The show is touring across the state with a remaining stop after Newport in Tillamook.

The exhibit is presented by OSU's Extension and Experiment Station Communications and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Photos are by Lynn Ketchum, award-winning EESC photographer.

Author: Judy Scott
Source: Peg Herring