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Celebrating William Stafford Birthday Centennial

Dennis Cunningham - Illustrations of William Stafford's The Osage Orange Tree
During January 2014 Streff Gallery in Marylhurst's Shoen Library features an exhibition of Dennis Cunningham's illustrations for The Osage Orange Tree, one of William Stafford's rare prose works. 

This event is in partnership with Lake Oswego Public Library's Lake Oswego Reads 2014.

Exhibition Hours
Open regular library hours.

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am - 10 pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm

Closed: January 20, MLK holiday

Meet the Artist
Wednesday, January 22, 5:30-7:30 pm
Streff Gallery, Shoen Library 

Dennis Cunningham has created 24 block illustrations for William Stafford's short story The Osage Orange Tree. The illustrations are on display in the Streff Gallery throughout January 2014 and are available for purchase.

While best known for his block prints, Cunningham is a multi-talented artist. He started his career as a painter. He has a long history of exhibition, awards, public art works and publication to his credit.

Cunningham is the Art Thesis project coordinator for the Marylhurst Bachelor of Fine Arts program. He regularly teaches classes in metal sculpture, two-dimensional design, and pastel drawing. He has taught at Marylhurst since 1986 and has been a regular faculty member since 1989.

More about the prints
These original, signed and numbered blockprints are in limited editions by master printer Torey Browne. They are printed on archival paper from the original blocks carved by artist Cunningham. 

Dennis Cunningham is a member of the Marylhurst art faculty, and Torey Browne is an alumna and a member of the communication studies faculty at Marylhurst University.

Kim Stafford conceived the book project intended to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of poet William Stafford's birth. Stafford served as the editor in collaboration with John Laursen, book designer, and Dennis Cunningham, illustrator. 

The release date for The Osage Orange Tree is January 14, 2014. The book, published by Trinity Press, will be available at Powell's Books and on 


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