Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Come join the Inn of the White Salmon as it showcases the works of local photographer Lori Sobrero on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 5 p.m.
You can meet the artist and view her artwork at the Inn's "Hallway Gallery."
After working nearly 30 years in Silicon Valley, Sobrero volunteered to "take the package" and pursue her love for capturing the beauty of the Columbia Gorge.
She said, "I have always owned a camera as long as I remember and in fact when I was 8 years old the first thing I ever bought with my allowance money was a Kodak Instamatic camera for which I paid $8.98. When I was 14 years old my family and I were visiting Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park and I had the honor of meeting Ansel Adams. That day I took a picture of him which he later signed when my mother attended a photography course at Stanford University where he was a guest speaker. I must confess that that picture has been one of the most valued possessions I've had my entire life."
Sobrero currently resides in Hood River and wakes up every morning inspired by the natural beauty of the Columbia Gorge.
"I have come to appreciate the cloudy days as they make a beautiful backdrop for any picture, not to mention the 'drama' they add," she said.
Following the artist reception, the Inn will be hosting its first "Warm up with wine" event of the season from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring innkeeper Dave's Favorite wines of the Gorge.
Admission to the wine tasting is $10, which also includes appetizers and music by local musician Rishell Graves.