Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
Open Daily 10 until 5 May through October

News Release
August 26, 2010
Sherman Museum Artist Series Presents How to Beat the Winter Doldrums

Moro, OR In September, the Sherman County Historical Museum will display Myrna Melzer’s How to Beat the Winter Doldrums, in a series featuring local artists.
Melzer described her remedy for the winter doldrums, “Last winter on a dark, dreary, dismal and depressing day my granddaughter, Leyla Melzer, suggested we color pictures like we did she when was a little girl. As you will see, the rest is history. If by any chance you should feel blue, depressed or just out of sorts, just buy a coloring book and a box of colored pencils and go to work. See what can happen. You could bring a splash of color and sunshine into an otherwise dark day. And so we colored and colored! This was fun! You might guess I subscribe to Birds & Blooms.
“Then one day I felt whimsical - a change of pace with an embellished enlargement of Christopher Paolini’s book jackets for his Eragon series. As you will see, I am hooked and can’t seem to stop! So what am I going to do with all of these pictures?”
See Melzer’s work at the Sherman County Fair through August 28th, and then at the Sherman County Historical Museum through September. According to Melzer, “It is very hard to be blue when you are having so much fun.”
The Museum is open from 10-5 daily through October. Questions? Call 541-565-3232.

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