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By Carolyn Henderson
The Times 

Talk about Art


February 1, 2018

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Artist, researcher and university professor Nona Hengen depicts the history of the Paluse region in her art. Hengen's books and paintings are on display at the Wenaha Gallery in Dayton and she will give two informal talks on March. 3.

Art and history are not neutral subjects. Because they both deal with humanity, with all its messiness of politics, differing opinions, varied cultures, and good and bad behavior, both disciplines force us to think, question, ponder, analyze, reason, and explore.

One thing we immediately discover is that there are no easy answers. The second thing develops from the first: though there are no easy answers, it does not mean we stop looking for them.

Nona Hengen, a writer, researcher, speaker, artist, and former educator and university professor, has spent 30 years studying the Palouse region:...

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