Museum Offers Much to Do This Weekend


Works by Liskey, Woolery at Modoc Gallery

A church building in Chiloquin is among the subjects seen in an art exhibit this month at the Klamath County Museum’s Modoc Gallery. (Submitted Photo)

Paintings by local artists Susan Liskey and Donna Woolery are on exhibit through July and August at the Klamath County Museum’s Modoc Gallery.

The two artists have frequently worked together on a variety of projects.

“Between the two of us, we have quite a few years dedicated to our passion for painting,” said Liskey. “At this stage we’re focused more and more on doing work commissioned by patrons.”

Woolery began her career in painting with pencils, pastels and watercolor, and studied under Pam Stoehsler, Sharon Rajnus, Larry Johnson and Dorothy Hale.  Most recently she has been expanding her talents to oil painting classes with Liskey.  Donna was part owner in Clearwater Gallery, and has been a member of Gallery 803, Klamath Art Association, MJ Gallery and Two Rivers Gallery. She participates yearly in local shows and fairs.

Liskey’s painting career started with a study in oil under George McMahan. She did an acrylic workshop with Hugh Greer, and a pastel workshop with Maggie Price. She studied watercolor under Rajnus, Johnson and Stoehsler. She also was part owner in Clearwater Gallery, and has been a member of Gallery 803, Klamath Art Association, MJ Gallery and Two Rivers Gallery. She also participates in local shows and fairs.

The Modoc Gallery exhibition can be viewed free of charge during regular museum hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Wildflower Walk Offered Saturday

Greene’s mariposa lily is among the wildflowers to be studied during a native plant walk offered Saturday, July 14. (Submitted Photo)

A wildflower walk in the Martin’s Dairy area west of Macdoel will be offered Saturday, July 14, by the Klamath Basin Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon.

Martin’s Dairy is a high-elevation site that includes mixed-conifer forests interspersed with both wet and dry meadows, resulting in a unique mix of flowering plants. A special focus of the walk will be a search for filiform rock jasmine.

The field trip will include a visit to the Little Shasta Botanical Interest Area to look for Greene’s mariposa lily.

The walk is rated as easy to moderate, including portions over moist or soggy ground. Participants are encouraged to bring water, snacks and insect repellent.

A group will meet at the Klamath County Museum at 8 a.m., and regroup at the Butte Valley Museum on the south side of Dorris at 8:30. The group will then travel about 15 miles south on Highway 97, and 12 miles west on Ball Mountain Road. Maps will be provided. The outing will conclude around noon.

Main Street History Tour

A walking tour and discussion about the development of Main Street in Klamath Falls will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14.

The walk will begin at the Klamath County Museum, and last about one hour.

Anyone may join the walk, especially those who might want to share their own stories of Main Street, said museum outreach coordinator Kenneth Doutt.

The tour will include stops at the White Pelican Hotel site, the Oregon Bank Building, First National Bank Building, and Sugarman’s Corner.

Astronomy Event in Klamath Falls

An astronomy event focusing on four of Earth’s sister planets will be offered Saturday evening, July 14, in Klamath Falls.

The event, sponsored by the Klamath County Museum, will be on Memorial Drive, across from Klamath Memorial Park. To reach the site, turn off Greensprings Drive to Memorial Drive and watch for yellow signs. Parking will be along the edge of Memorial Drive.

“This is going to be a great summer for viewing planets,” said Todd Kepple, manager of Klamath County Museums. “Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are all visible at dusk, and we start looking for Mars to come up around 10:30. If you’re in the right spot, you can even see Mercury this week.”

Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars or telescopes if they have them. Families with children are welcome.

Amateur astronomers will be on hand to consult with anyone who has a telescope they might need help with. People needing assistance should plan to arrive by 8 p.m.

For more information on any of these events contact the Klamath County Museum at 541-882-1000