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By Dan Rudy 

Much on display at Art Fest in Petersburg

 

Ola Richards/ Wrangell Sentinel

Wrangell students Scythia McQueen and Kaylauna Churchill display their award-winning pieces at Southeast Art Fest in Petersburg last month. McQueen won honorable mention for the copper etching category, while Churchill took a best in show for her quilting work.

Petersburg played host to the region's budding artists at this year's Southeast Alaska Regional Art Festival, running from April 20 through the weekend.

"It went well," said Ashley Lohr, Petersburg High School's art teacher.

The community last hosted the festival in 2011. Thirteen high schools sent 102 students to this year's four-day event, much of which focused on honing artistic skills at an array of workshops. Eighteen 15-hour workshops were available to participating students, each of whom could choose two to take.

Orchestrating the festival is always a challenge, from finding venues t...



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