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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell artists impress at State Fair


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A shadowbox piece integrating wire-work and colored glass created by Wrangell artist Kris Reed won for its class and division at the Southeast Alaska Fair in Haines this year. It was nominated for submission to the State Fair in Palmer, which ended Monday. Reed has yet to learn whether her entry took any prizes there.

Wrangellites fared well this year at the Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines, with a dozen local artists garnering 22 prizes.

"All the entries placed pretty well," said Shawna Buness of the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce. This year the Chamber helped organize and send submissions to the Haines fair, after hosting its first-ever Wrangell Fair during this year's July 4 celebrations.

"I think that inspired some interest," Cyni Waddington said of the local fair, getting artists working on projects and pieces well before the regional fair in Haines. "It's also just a way to get the community inv...

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