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By Dan Rudy 

Art group celebrates fifty years in Wrangell


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Local artists Roberta Floyd, Jacquie Dozier (seated), Joyce Phillips, Olga Norris and Joan Benjamin at the Wrangell Art Gallery. The group will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this weekend, hosting an open house at their Front Street gallery on Tax-Free Day, Saturday.

The ladies at the Wrangell Art Gallery on Front Street will be celebrating half a century of making artwork together this weekend, hosting an open house with refreshments on Tax Free Day which is Saturday.

"It's a good time to celebrate 50 years of painting together," said Olga Norris, one of the group's founding members. "It started just as a friends' get-together," back in 1964.

"We've been at this a long time," said Joyce Phillips, another original member of the group.

At first, the group mainly worked on oil and watercolor paintings. "We'd invite people to come and do stuff with us," No...

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