Monday, April 27, 2009

Dr. Sherwood's Night

Peru State College celebrates Dr. Leland Sherwood
On Saturday evening, 18 April, Peru State College celebrated one of its legendary Professors of Art, Dr. Leland Sherwood.

The Peru Foundation sponsored this special event to honor Doc Sherwood and to auction a series of Shorty's excellent watercolors donated by Sherwood admirers and Peru State College supporters.

Thrilled winners left the campus with beautiful works of art; their generosity also made possible a permanent scholarship in Dr. Sherwood 's name, The Leland H. and G. Karlene Sherwood Scholarship in Art.

I posted a series of photographs from the evening, which included heartfelt praise from a number of people who have known Shorty Sherwood for years, from Paul Fell and Ken Anderson to his daughters, Joni Schmidt and Jeanne Helms.

I also recorded and posted Dr. Sherwood's speech available on You Tube for everyone to enjoy:

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