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By Beth Poirer
For The Sentinel 

Lifetime work of Goldendale artist to be honored


Charlotte Van Zant-King

A LIFETIME OF ART: Goldendale artist Arlene Larison will have her work honored this Friday.

The Golden Art Guild features the work of a unique Goldendale artist this week. Arlene Larison, who at 85 is still an active painter, will have a reception Friday at 5 p.m. in the Camplan Room at the Goldendale Library. Forty pieces of her work-a small portion-will be on display and on sale.

Larison is one of the founding members of the Golden Art Guild. Arlene has served as bookkeeper, treasurer and director. When being asked what she feels is one of her most important achievements, she says, "Just surviving all these years. When I was a child I thought it would be neat to live to see the year 2000."

Larison was born in a very little town, Buffalo, Okla., in the northwest part of the s...

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