The turbulent drama that abbreviated Regina Dorland Robinson’s life, inspired local historian Dawna Curler to author her first full-length, non-fiction book.
After attaining a masters degree in Museum Studies, Curler spent twenty-two years on staff at the Southern Oregon Historical Society. During her tenure there, she also wrote scripts for Jefferson Public Radio’s history segments.
She credits former colleague Sue Walden for extensive research that
to A Lasting Impression, the Art and Life of Regina Dorland Robinson.
The full-color, coffee-table-style book will be the focus of Curler’s
presentation at Eagle Point Library on March 19, at 4 p.m.
extraordinary quality of Jacksonville’s early 20th century
impressionist," the biographer continued, "was this young woman’s
incredible talent with a variety of
media–oils, watercolors, pastels, charcoal, and pencil sketches. It captivates a lot of people; her art stirs the soul."
author will autograph copies of her book, available for purchase at the
event. Its pages include ninety-five of Dorland Robinson’s artworks.
Readers will recognize familiar landmarks, such as Table Rock and
nearby mountain peaks.
It’s also available through the
Historical Society, Curler noted, for anyone who’s interested, but
can’t attend the March 19 signing at E.P. Library.
her career at the S.O.H.S., Curler launched a unique business called
Backward Glance. She described this as a research and writing service
specializing in personal, family, business and local history. For
more information, Curler’s website is www.backwardglance.net.
By F.C. Blake
Of the Independent