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News Release
 
03/30/09

Peru State College Foundation to Honor Long-Time Professor and Artist Dr. Leland “Shorty” Sherwood April 18

 

(Peru, Neb.) The life and work of long-time Peru State College (PSC) professor and artist Dr. Leland “Shorty” Sherwood will be celebrated on Saturday, April 18 with an open house, reception, banquet and auction of Sherwood’s watercolor paintings.  

The public is invited to attend the event, though advance reservations are required.  

A master watercolorist, Sherwood’s work is represented in many public and private collections nationwide. More than a dozen of his works have been donated to be sold at auction at the end of the Sherwood Celebration.

The event will begin with an open house from 3-5 p.m. in the Peru State art facilities in the A.V. Larson Building. A reception will follow from 5-6 p.m. in the PSD Student Center, with a dinner and program at 6 p.m. and the auction to follow.

Proceeds from the auction will be used to establish the Leland H. and G. Karlene Sherwood Scholarship in Art with the Peru State College Foundation. Tickets are $50 and can be obtained by contacting Krystal Nolte at the PSC Foundation, 402/872-2304 or by e-mail at knolte@peru.edu. Reservations must be made by Friday, April 10.

Sherwood, a Chester native, attended PSC before returning as a faculty member in 1963. He retired in 1993 after 30 years as an educator and administrator. Sherwood continues to reside in Peru and teaches part-time at the college.