Gladys Para honored at Old Hotel Art Gallery

Print Article

Rachal Pinkerton/Sun Tribune A photo display of Gladys Para is on display at the Old Hotel Art Gallery, in Othello, throughout the month of July.

OTHELLO — This month, the Old Hotel Art Gallery is honoring one of their founding members, Gladys Para, as their artist of the month.

“It is as if she was the featured artist, but with more of a museum-style for this month,” said Jenn Stevenson. “There are items of hers and stories or pieces that represent her.”

Para came from a homesteading family. She was active as an Othello historian and volunteered for many groups. She has been named Citizen of the Year by the Othello Chamber of Commerce in the past.

She will be honored again on Saturday, June 13. The Othello City Council and Mayor Shawn Logan have named Saturday Gladys Para Day.

From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Old Hotel Art Gallery will be hosting a scavenger hunt and other activities, all revolving around Para and the Old Hotel. There will be a reception at 2 p.m. at Reichert’s Showhouse, 130 N. Broadway, in Othello. During the reception, the official city proclamation will be read. There will also be a slideshow and stories. Refreshments will follow at the Old Hotel Art Gallery.

“We are also looking for any community members to share their stories, remembrances and more about Gladys,” said Stevenson. “Please stop by or email us with this information.”

The Old Hotel Art Galley’s email address is theoldhotel@outlook.com. The Old Hotel Art Gallery is located at 33 E Larch St. in Othello.

Rachal Pinkerton may be reached via email at rpinkerton@suntribunenews.com.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Special three-day filing period for Adams County Aug. 26-28

August 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald RITZVILLE — Because offices up for election in Adams County did not receive candidate filings, a special three-day filing period will be open for three days next week. The following offices will b...

Comments

Read More

1 injured in Schawana collision

August 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald SCHAWANA — One person was injured in a collision on state Route 243 on Saturday. About 11:21 a.m. Victor Villagra, 33, of Quincy, was driving a 2003 GMC Yukon south on state Route 243 in Schawana wh...

Comments

Read More

WSP: Speeding caused weekend fire truck rollover near Royal City

August 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald ROYAL CITY — Sunday’s rollover of a fire truck belonging to Grant County Fire District No. 10 occurred because the vehicle was traveling too fast for conditions, according to the Washington State P...

Comments

Read More

VFW members learn about auxiliary

August 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register OTHELLO — Many wives attended the monthly meeting of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8889 on Thursday, Aug. 15 to hear a representative of the VFW Auxiliary speak about the benefits of joining th...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

509-765-4561
705 E. Hemlock (downstairs)
Othello, WA 99344

©2019 Sun Tribune Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X