Our gallery is named the Harano Gallery for long time Ontario citizens Mr. and Mrs. Harano. He was a professional photographer here from 1948 until the mid-1980s. Not only did Mrs. Harano provide an invaluable cash gift to Four Rivers Cultural Center, the Haranos also gave us his entire library of negatives from all those years of photographing local citizens, organizations, families and high school seniors. This photo library is priceless.
Enjoy the continuous revolving exhibits presented in our Harano Gallery – from photographic exhibits to historical artifacts, quilt exhibits to farm equipment, there is always something featured that is of great interest to the people of our communities.
In the past, we have had shows on Dorothea Lange’s famous government photography of Malheur County in 1939, an exhibit called “Exploring The Back Country of Malheur and Owyhee Counties, which showcased large beautiful photographs of wildflowers, rock formations and river beds which are in our back yard. These photographs were taken by local citizens Clint and Candace Shock. An exhibit on the history of the Idaho Cowboy called The Idaho Buckaroo project was viewed by many local citizens. Other successful Harano Gallery exhibits include an exhibit by famous Mexican etchest José Guadalupé Posada and a Japanese Internment Camp exhibit called Taken: FBI.