Doel Reed Center for the Arts in Taos a cultural 'outpost' for OSU in New Mexico

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Feb 27, 2018
From John Klein's latest column...

“We really loved the art, so when we found out the artist lived in Taos, we wanted to meet him,” said Kent Young, a retired public relations executive with CITGO Petroleum. “We just called him, and he invited us to visit him at his ranch. We went out there and drove right past him, an internationally famous artist standing next to a mailbox.

“We finally found the place, and he spent a lot of time showing us his collection and talking about art. A real friendship grew out of that meeting.”

It has been about 40 years since that introduction to Doel Reed, but the Youngs remained friends with the family through the years and helped secure the ranch and buildings for OSU.

“The Reeds would be so blown away and happy by how their homes and studio are being used to teach students,” said Jeanette Young. “It is being used just as they had hoped.”

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