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Documentary done in graphite shows 'Afternoon with Alvis'

Documentary created by Carol Wild-Delano

White Salmon graphite artist Carol Wild-Delano will be showing her latest drawings during the month of September at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River.

An opening reception for the graphite exhibit, "An Afternoon with Alvis," will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the center, in conjunction with the Plein Art exhibit also on display.

Wild-Delano met her subject, Alvis Smith Sr., in the fall of 2005 and captured numerous photos of him at his fishing platform. Those photos were then created into the five drawings which are meant to honor the native fishermen.

Alvis Smith Sr. is in his mid eighties and has fished all his life. He shared much of his life with Wild-Delano, who said, "He is an honorable man. He loves his people and his home. He is a marvelous storyteller and a wise elder. I can't wait to see him again. Maybe there will be more photographs."

During the opening reception, Ron Delano, an acousitc guitarist, will be providing music for everyone's enjoyment.


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