artPICKSWTEXT2Seventeen landscape paintings by Salem artist John Eells depicting the Oregon coast, forests, mountains, Columbia River, eastern deserts and the Willamette Valley are on display at Salem Public Library through August. A variety of styles and media including oils, watercolors and acrylics are included. The mood of the paintings is mostly restful except for one revealing the Amtrak Coast Starlight roaring southward. Library hours: 10am-9pm. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 10am-6pm. Fridays and Saturdays; 1-5 pm. Sundays

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