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PORT ANGELES — Artist Ray Troll of Ketchikan, Alaska, will give a free talk on “Cruisin' the Washington Fossil Freeway,” his exhibit at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 6:30 p.m. tonight.
Also during the gala opening for the exhibit, Port Angeles High School's 24-voice Vocal Unlimited choir will sing “Earth Song” by Frank Tichelli, refreshments will be laid, and Troll's books, such as Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway and Something Fishy This Way Comes, will be on sale.
Troll will give a slide-illustrated lecture with highlights from his travels with Kirk Johnson, a paleontologist who has since become director of the Smithsonian National Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C.
Second book in works
Johnson and Troll worked together on Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway, then found themselves inspired to create another book, The Eternal Coastline.
This exploration of the West Coast from Barrow, Alaska, to Baja California won't be out for a year and a half, Troll said, so he'll offer a preview of it during tonight's talk.
On Saturday at 2 p.m., Troll will teach an art class for children and adults at the Port Angeles Library. It's completely full, said Youth Services Librarian Jennifer Knight — but there's a waiting list in case of cancellations. To be added to the list, phone Knight at 360-417-8500, ext. 7705.
The “Cruisin' the Washington Fossil Freeway” exhibit, with its Washington state fossil maps, art and text, will stay on display at the Port Angeles Library through April 13.
It's co-sponsored by the Burke Museum at the University of Washington, which will present special programs next month. Details are at the North Olympic Library System website, www.NOLS.org.