SUN LAKES -- An oil painting exhibit featuring work by Russian artist Gennady Ugryumov is on display at Dry Falls Visitor Center near Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park.
The post-impressionist landscapes on canvas feature Ugryumov's interpretation of the middle Columbia River and the Columbia Plateau region as experienced in his July and November 2009 visits to the area, said a State Parks news release. Ugryumov's exhibit, The Big River Series, includes 20 individual landscape pieces and a three-section mural entitled, Children of the Big River.
Children of the Big River is a 51-inch by 204-inch mural inspired by Ugryumov's July 2010 visit to the Colville Confederated Tribes' annual powwow ceremony. The mural depicts themes of the past, present and future of the Columbia Plateau region, using gradual value changes to illustrate the viewer's movement from past to future, the release said.
Ugryumov is a native of of west-central Russia. His formal training is from the Tver Fine Arts Institute, at which The Big River Series was displayed in 2010. Ugryumov is also a member of the Russian Fine Artist League.
The oil paintings will be on display throughout 2012.
The visitor center is two miles north of Sun Lake-Dry Falls State Park on state Route 17.
The center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (except Thursdays) now-April 30 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily May 1-Sept. 30. Admission is by donation.
Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park is a 4,027-acre camping park with 73,640 feet of freshwater shoreline at the foot of Dry Falls.