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Artist delivers creative punch in gallery


This month's exposé of art includes photography, films and the written word

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: ROD STROH - This view of a lake in Glacier National Park is seen along the 'Going to the Sun' highway, and shows the depth and clarity of color that can be achieved with techniques that Sandy creative photographer Rod Stroh uses. Stroh will demonstrate at The Artist Edge salon later this month. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: ROD STROHOnly on rare occasions in Sandy is the work and expertise of a seasoned creative photographer made accessible. That occasion will occur later this month at an art salon in Sandy.


One such venue will be filled with art enthusiasts at month’s end. They will learn much from Rod Stroh, who takes photos, both arranged and candid, locally as well as around the world.

No doubt, he’ll be showing some of the images he captured on his recent trip to India.

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Rod Stroh at work during his most recent trip to India.Stroh has a video of his work, which he will show at the Lori Ryland Studio for The Artist Edge salon, a monthly exposé of various forms of art.

The next salon will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Ryland’s art gallery, 39110 Proctor Blvd. Desserts, coffee and tea will be served.

Known beyond the east Clackamas County area, Stroh is featured in this month’s edition of “Outdoor Photographer” magazine.

Stroh will explain his photographic processes and talk about his latest experiments in pushing pixels. The question he will attempt to answer is “How far should a photographer push his images?”

He will be showing some of his work, especially the images of the natural setting outside his home in the hills a few miles east of Sandy — with a an unobstructed view of Mount Hood.


Returning to Ryland’s monthly gathering, indie filmmaker Tom Murphy will give a preview showing of his short documentary film that was sponsored by the Reed Opera House and The Yost Gallery in Salem. This film also will be shown later this month at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

The short documentary includes photos from the Salem Photo League as well as music by local artists and elected officials’ views on the power of art to build a local economy.

The film also shows interviews with small business owners who were drawn to an area by its art displays in storefront windows.

“This film offers a colorful perspective,” Ryland said, “on how community business owners can work together with local artists to support and stimulate local businesses to growth and prosperity.”

Power of written word

The ever-popular writer Stevan Allred will read his short story “Doubling Down,” which is a selection from his latest book, “A Simplified Map of the Real World.” It will be published soon by Forest Avenue Press.