Friends of the Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges is offering "Connecting People to Nature, Celebrating Our Connections" on Oct. 2. at 2 p.m. at McNary National Wildife Refuge, 311 Lake Road, Burbank.
Idaho artist Eileen Klatt will demonstrate her watercolor technique and talk about her A Litany of Salmon project, which she began in 1995. The salmon and trout she paints thrived in the Columbia River system for millennia but are now extinct.
In 2009, she completed a series of 61 life-size paintings of male and female spawning salmon pairs. Each is dedicated to one of the 61 extinct salmon or trout populations listed in A Litany of Salmon.
The event also will feature live music and visitors will be able to try their hands at making nature crafts and gyotaku, which is a form of fish printing. Refreshments will be available.