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Spend An Afternoon With Alvis

Exhibit by graphic artist starts Feb 1

An art exhibit entitled "An Afternoon with Alvis," will be displayed in the White Salmon Valley Community Library's Sprint/Baker Gallery during the month of February.

The exhibit will feature a series of large graphite drawings by artist Carol Wild-DeLano, documenting an afternoon with Alvis Smith Sr., an octogenarian Warm Springs resident and fisher on the Columbia River.

The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery.

The Friends of the Library will provide refreshments.

Wild-Delano is a long-time artist and resident of White Salmon. She has been the visual arts instructor at Columbia High School for nearly 30 years, and has been an adjunct professor for Columbia Gorge Community College, Mt. Hood Community College and Central Washington University. She holds an MFA degree in Drawing & Printmaking. She currently works almost exclusively in graphite mediums.

The gallery show is in conjunction with a series of public programs observing the 50th anniversary of the inundation of Celilo Falls by The Dalles Dam.

Following the Wild-Delano artist's reception, Katrine Barber, the author of Death of Celilo Falls, will present a lecture and discussion at 7 p.m. in the Sprint/Baker Gallery.

The "Alvis" exhibit will continue on display from Feb. 1-26 during regular library hours.

For more information about this exhibit and series, or other library programs and services call the library 493-1132.

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