2021 Lake Oswego Reads virtual art event Feb at Lakewood


The Lake Oswego Public Library has selected "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent" by Isabel Wilkerson as the 2021 book for its award-winning citywide reading program. Lakewood will participate by hosting a virtual art show through an online gallery in February.

Lake Oswego Reads Announces Book for 2021

The Lake Oswego Public Library has selected Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson as the 2021 book for its award-winning citywide reading program, Lakewood will participate with a virtual online art show with the artists on Monday, February 1, 2021, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Special note: the artwork will be available to purchase either in person (by appointment only) at Lakewood or online through Lakewood’s virtual gallery. You may view the February 1st video on the Library's Facebook page or the Library's YouTube channel

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, a recent New York Times top ten bestseller, is an extraordinary book that compares caste systems throughout our global history. It outlines how caste systems have helped perpetuate social customs and legislation that subvert the quest for equality in society. Wilkerson details the manner in which all caste systems “relied on stigmatizing those deemed inferior to justify the dehumanization necessary to keep the lowest-ranked people at the bottom and to rationalize the protocols of enforcements.”

CLICK HERE to visit Lakewood's online gallery to view and/or purchase artwork

CLICK HERE  to download a brochure detailing LO Reads events in February

CLICK HERE to go to the LO Reads website for more info

Artists in the Lakewood Gallery for this exhibit include:

  • Stuart Adams
  • Gerri Allen
  • Bill Baily
  • Mary Burgess
  • Leslie Cheney-Parr
  • Susie Cowan
  • Alma de la Melena Cox
  • Marta Farris
  • Bonnie Garlington
  • Dave Haslett
  • Dyanne Locati
  • Debby Neely
  • Kara Pilcher
  • Jan Rimerman
  • Leanne Streit
  • Beth Yazhari
  • Kris Zorko 


Short video featuring the art. See the online gallery to view or purchase the work.

Individual tours of the gallery can be arranged by appointment. Masks and social distancing are required. Email Lakewood to arrange an appointment time you suggest at