Monday, August 29, 2016

Brigadooon Wine Company has a new Library

Greetings Friends of Brigadoon!

   The Shown Family is proud to announce that Brigadooon Wine Company will now have a Little Free Library at the entrance to the tasting room gardens!  The ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the "bring one - take one" library will be at 1PM on Saturday, August 27th. Light appetizers will be available. We hope you can attend!

   As a high school English teacher, Sheree has had a dream of having a Little Free Library for several years.  Thanks to the efforts of builder and wine club member, Ross Ronnenberg, her dream is now a reality.

The Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon of book exchanges that number over 36,oo0 worldwide.  What started in one U.S. neighborhood is now in 70 countries, honored by the Library of Congress and the American Library Association.

  Brigadoon is proud to continue this global literacy effort and add our books to the 10 million shared each year. Feel free to bring a book and take a book whenever you visit, or sit and enjoy a good read right here at Brigadoon!

Chris, Sheree & Matt Shown

Monday, August 22, 2016

Show About Vineyards at State Capitol

Robert Canaga Installs Oregon Bounty Exhibit at Oregon State Capitol

Salem, Ore. – “Oregon Bounty” an art exhibit comprised of large oils and wax on linen mounted on American Easel panels (made in Salem) will be displayed at the Oregon State Capitol West Galleria from August 23 to October 20, 2017. The art, by Eugene-based artist Robert Canaga, depict Oregon vineyard landscapes and represent an understanding of terrior – how environmental factors play a part in crop’s epigenetic qualities. This exhibit aligns with the Capitol’s October 8 event titled “Oregon’s Bounty: A Celebration of the Harvest.”
Canaga has done a lot of work in Southern Oregon and his solo exhibit at the Coos Art Museum landed him a space in their permanent collection which is how he came to be selected to exhibit at the Capitol. This exhibit also fulfills a lifelong dream of Canaga to see his professional works at the Capitol.
“The reason it has been such a dream is that Gov. Tom McCall had one of my watercolors in his office in 1968,” Canaga explains. He had sent it to the Governor when he was just a child and remembers seeing it on the wall of his office in a photograph.
Canaga was born in Oregon and is known as one of the state’s most experimental printmakers. He currently focuses on abstract painting in oil, raw pigments and wax. His involvement in the arts community spans decades. He is current chair of Travel Lane County, and former curator at The Gallery at the Watershed in Eugene and at Opus6IX Gallery. His work is collected nationally. Canaga is also owner of Robert Canaga Studio in Eugene. More information about the artist can be found at
Canaga will be available to meet during an artist’s reception at the Capitol on Thursday, September 22 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information about the “Oregon Bounty” exhibit, please call Visitor Services at 503-986-1388 or visit The exhibit is free and open to the public during building hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. excluding holidays. Parking around the Capitol is metered.