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Exploring Antioquia: Whitewater kayaking show presents first descents in central Colombia

In fall 2013 eight elite kayakers from around the world undertook a most epic whitewater kayaking expedition in the heart of central Colombia.

Along the way the team successfully completed the first descent of two un-run river canyons within the state of Antioquia.

Down the raging waters of the Rio Cauca, Colombia’s second-biggest watershed, and past the never-ending coca plantations of the Rio Neshi, the trip was full of colorful adventures.

Join filmmaker Todd Wells and photographer Eric Parker as they lead you on a visual journey down these two breathtaking first descents and take you on a tour of the sensational Colombian culture they experienced along the way.

The presentation will start at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at Columbia Center for the Arts. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for an opportunity to get to know the presenters and view printed photographs from the adventure.

Tickets are $10 per person and may be pre-purchased at the arts center, online at columbiaarts.org or at the door before the event.

Everybody’s Brewing Company will be providing beer and house wine will be available for purchase. Columbia Center for the Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.

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Todd Wells has traveled around the world, from Alaska to Chile, exploring rivers and producing documentary videos.

Wells now owns and operates his own video production company, Mountain Mind Collective, with his brother Brendan Wells.

Eric Parker is an outdoor adventure photographer whose passion for whitewater and unique photography has taken him on numerous adventures around the globe.

Parker’s work has been published by Outside Magazine, Red Bull, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure.

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