(Above: I Was Born a Painter by Eugene artist Rogene Manas)

Posted by Randi Bjornstad

Charro Attire (Tim Daniel)

Works by leading Eugene-Springfield area Latino artists are featured at the Emerald Art Center through Sept. 23, in a show called Más Fuertes Juntos.

In addition, Antonio Huerta has put together a sizable display of images and clothing items that represent the sport of charreria, which is considered the national sport of Mexico and encompasses horsemanship, roping, and cattle work.

A related activity is escaramuza charra, in which female equestriennes ride their horses in synchronized patterns set to music.

A depiction by artist Ralf Huber probing the many lives ruined or lost through centuries of child labor

Also on display, art center member Ralf Huber offers a show of his assemblages titled Turning the/into Tools. He examines the horrors of child labor and the way children have been exploited throughout the Industrial Revolution of the late 19th century, throughout the 20th, and in many parts of the world now in the 21st.

And as always, the art center exhibits examples of new work by its member artists.


Emerald Art Center

When: Through Sept. 23, 2022

Where: 500 Main St., Springfield

Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday

Information: 541-726-8595 or emeraldartcenter.org


Cerrado, by Analee Fuentes