Russell Childers: Oregon Outsider is currently on display at the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem, Oregon. Jonathan Bucci will be giving a free lecture on Russell Childers September 25, 2016 at 3 p.m., at the Roger Hull Lecture Hall, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. The show will close October 23, it is worth making time to see. There is also and exhibition catalog of the show available for $17.95.
I cannot express how much knowing Childers' story and his work has meant to me over the years. Childers died in 1998 and I have longed to know where life took him and see the work he created after the 1977 show. The current show is terrific. But there are still missing pieces. Jonathan Bucci (and I) are excited that the show is bringing attention to this forgotten artist and more people are contacting him with information and recollections. Go see the show and if you have a missing piece of Russell Childers' story, please share it so he will never forgotten again.