Until the end of April, original works of art by local Salem artists are on exhibit in Scio City Hall. The works in the exhibit were inspired by the book Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference written by Warren St. John.
The book is the true story of a soccer team of refugees from around the world seeking to build new lives in a small town outside of Atlanta and the town’s struggle to accommodate its new arrivals.
The traveling exhibit is sponsored by the Scio library and is part of the Salem Reads Program. Copies of the book may be checked out from the library.
The exhibit is open during regular city hours - Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 7:30 am to noon. It can also be viewed on Tuesdays evenings until 7:00 pm.
Words from one of the artists - Ann Altman
“The book painted a portrait in words of a group of young people inspired to do their best by a coach also driven to excellence. My painting strives to capture that exuberance of youth engaged in a well-fought game.”