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Drexel awarded state grant for interactive art project in Vale

The Drexel H. Foundation is a Vale nonprofit for the arts. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

VALE – The Drexel H. Foundation is on a financial roll, winning yet another state grant to support local artwork.

The Oregon Arts Commission announced last week it was awarding $4,313 to the Vale-based foundation as part of the state’s “Arts Build Communities” program.

Last October, the foundation was awarded $5,108 by the Oregon Cultural Trust. In July, it won a $10,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Quality.

The latest grant will fund an effort to create painted plywood scenes to be posted around Vale, according to the foundation’s application for the grant.

Sandijean Fuson, foundation president, didn’t respond to an email seeking comment.

The project envisions high . . .