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Terpening Donation Unveiled Jan. 26

Painting added to Snell Gallery at Edmon Low Library

January 24, 2012
Story by Brian Smith, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -The unveiling of a commissioned original oil painting by noted Western artist and OSU alumna, Sonya Terpening, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 in the Lisa and Mark Snell Gallery.

Terpening is donating the piece, “Just One More Chapter,” which will be held on permanent display in Lisa and Mark Snell Gallery on the second floor of the Edmon Low Library. The painting depicts a cowboy absorbed in the pages of a book.

Growing up in Oklahoma and now living in Texas, Terpening is well-known for her paintings of the Midwest. Her artwork has been displayed in many exhibits including the Prix de West Art Exhibition at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

“Sonya is a remarkable talent,” said Chuck Schroeder, president of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. “Sonya is a longstanding and much beloved member of the elite corps of artists invited to participate annually in the Prix de West Art Exhibition and simply a welcome presence at any museum function.”

The Lisa and Mark Snell Gallery is designed to rotate exhibits of artwork and OSU memorabilia. A sample of Terpening’s other work is currently on display.

The unveiling will be accompanied with an artist’s reception including refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, email lib-pub@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7331.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spring12/terpening.htm
Last Updated: 24 JAN 2012

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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