OSU Experiment Station agent’s photographs on display

An orange flowered Globemallow (Sphaeralcea sp.) blooms in contrast to the sage and grass on Slocum Gulch

A new exhibit of landscape photographs will open the weekend of Jan. 20 at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario, Oregon.  The Exhibit, called “Landscapes: Exploring The Back Country Of Malheur And Owyhee County”, is a collection of brilliant photographs depicting and demonstrating the majestic beauty in our own back yard.  The exhibit will open Friday, Jan. 20 and run through March 20.  Admission is free for all visitors.

Taken over the course of the last 20 years by Clinton and Candace Shock, these photos depict many locations that the pair have researched, studied and relate to Clint’s work at Oregon State University Malheur Experiment Station, and Candace’s work writing water assessments for the Owyhee Watershed Council.

The photos depict fields of wild flowers, dramatic rock formations, the terrain, the wide open sky, and locations that are familiar to us.  But, they also depicts many images that we are not familiar with.  Many of the photos are taken from locations that are not accessible by road or any type of land vehicle.

Leslie Gulch, Succor Creek, the Honey Combs, Pillars of Rome are just a few examples of the locations in which these photographs were shot.  Featuring 44 images in large oversized photographs, the exhibit instantly introduces a burst of color and shape to the eye upon entrance.

“Malheur County Landscapes” will be open daily Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Four Rivers Cultural Center is located in downtown Ontario at 676 S.W. 5th Ave.  The museum is easily accessible from I-84, U.S. Hwy 20/26, Hwy 201 and U.S. Hwy 95.

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