Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Troutdale Historical Society and McMenamins History present…

The Artwork of McMenamins Edgefield

Edgefield History Pub

5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m event
All ages welcome

About The Artwork of McMenamins Edgefield

Lyle Hehn, Jenny Joyce, Myrna Yoder, Kolieha Bush and Olivia Behm are among the original group of wildly creative and talented artists who were called upon to add color and visual history to the old poor farm. Decades later, they keep adding to this never ending gallery of original artwork that is without comparison and continues to grow, mural by pipe by border by headboard and beyond.

They'll be on stage in Blackberry Hall for a panel discussion to share their adventures, inspirations and challenges of creating such an amazing body of work. A series of slides will be shown as part of the discussion to illustrate the artists' work and how it was created.

During the first hour, historian Tim Hills will pose questions to the artists and raise topics for them to discuss, and then we'll open it up for a short Q&A session with the audience.

About Edgefield History Pub

Edgefield History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.