Hallowed Harvests: The Story of Humanity in 12 Farm Paintings

"Hallowed Harvests: The Story of Humanity in 12 Farm  Paintings" a presentation by award-winning author Richard Scheuerman comes  to the Center at Colfax Library on Thursday, March 28 at  7 p.m. Attendees may want to arrive early to view the final day of Scheuerman's  accompanying exhibit by the same name.

"Hallowed Harvests: The Story of Humanity in 12 Farm Paintings" a presentation by award-winning author Richard Scheuerman comes to the Center at Colfax Library on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Attendees may want to arrive early to view the final day of Scheuerman's accompanying exhibit by the same name.

In his "Hallowed Harvest" presentation Richard Scheuerman shares images of twelve masterful creations and offers entertaining commentary on their relevance to our day and modern agriculture.
Scheuerman explains that since the age of Ruth and Boaz in Old Testament times, artists and writers have depicted agrarian life and the harvest climax of the farm year in many of the world's most significant paintings and literary works. Van Gogh's priceless grainfield series (his final works), the grand murals of Thomas Hart Benton, and others attest to the timeless significance of rural toil and the miracle of life's renewal through seedtime and harvest.

Scheuerman has a very personal connection to agriculture having been born and raised on a farm between the communities of Endicott and St. John. The Harvest Heritage exhibit and presentation represents a small portion of what has been acquired by Scheuerman as research into his many books on the subject; Harvest Horizons: Essays on Gleaners, Reapers, and Threshers in Western Art and Literature; Hallowed Harvests: Agrarian Depiction from the Bible, Literature, and Art to Early Modern Times; and Harvest Hands: Reapers and Threshers in American and Modern European Art and Literature.

Scheuerman is an acclaimed author, career historian and professional educator. His honors include the Washington State Historical Society's Robert Gray Medal for outstanding contributions to history education and the Washington Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

For more information about this event or exhibit, contact Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366 or 102 S. Main Street, Colfax.


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