In 2007 Bill Smith and his wife Grace retired in Kalama from Texas, where Bill spent his working career as a software engineer.
Moving to the Pacific Northwest gave him the chance to focus on something else he’s always loved–photography. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1965 where he had training in photography from the Yale Summer School of Art and Music.
“My delight is to attempt to bring all my thoughts and knowledge of design and color to make art inspired by our beautiful Washington environment,” he says.
His color infused photographs celebrate the breathtaking beauty of our scenic Columbia River environment. Whether photographing a massive ship being loaded with grain, or delicate wisps of clouds scudding across the sky, you can tell he loves the visual scenery that surrounds our corner of Southwest Washington.
In August we also celebrate the beading artwork of Mary Kohlschmidt. She design bracelets, necklaces and earrings, using Asian and Austrian beads, crystals and silver.
Mary doesn’t limit creativity to just jewelry, she also fashions greeting cards and boxes, including eight-sided orientatl boxes and other designs.
Our August exhibit also featured stone jewelry by Jessie Camerer.
The public is invited to meet our August artists and see their works at our August First Thursday celebration on August 2 at 5:30 pm. We will have music, wine and friends.
We continue to be proud to share local artists and artworks with our community in our convenient downton location. There’s lots of parking available. We look forward to seeing you!