More than 150 pieces of art express beauty, make cultural connections and raise awareness about the effects of trauma

Middle and high school students across Clackamas County are using more than 150 pieces of art to express beauty, make cultural connections and raise awareness about the effects of trauma.COURTESY PHOTO: CESD - 'Abdulah' by Molalla High School junior Morgan Bem??is being sent to Nigeria as part of the nonprofit Memory Project, which aims to make cross-cultural connections through art.

“Abdulah,” a portrait by Molalla High School junior Morgan Bem , is being sent to Nigeria as part of the nonprofit Memory Project, which aims to make cross-cultural connections through art.

Clackamas High School senior Helen Lendzioszek’s piece in acrylic paint and colored pencil challenges the idea that childhood trauma goes away as you grow older.

Childhood trauma, Lendzioszek said, “grows and morphs into different things as you grow.”

Dozens of regional student artists will also be using their talents to compete for scholarships. These students representing school districts throughout the county are putting their pieces on display March 28 in

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Photography can be viewed at Morse Coffee Company’s rotating art gallery through June.


Twenty-one pieces of photography are hanging on the walls inside the recently opened Morse Coffee Company on First Street in Lake Oswego.

The specialty coffee shop showcases an art gallery, rotating local artists’ work once a month. Now through the month of June, the city of Lake Oswego’s 2020 photo contest winners will be on display.

Local photographers — amateur or professional — submitted images to the 2020 photo contest last September in any of the seven categories: “Life in Lake Oswego,” “Places in Lake Oswego,” “Plants and Wildlife in Lake Oswego,” “Pets in Lake Oswego,” “Digitally Altered Photographic Images,” Youth” and “New Days, New Ways.”

Photos were judged on quality, creativity and how well the image portrayed Lake Oswego. There was a first, second and third place winner in each category. More than 300 people submitted

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