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By Dan Rudy 

Museum display honors work of Marlieta Wallace


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Five of the 16 dolls on display at the Nolan Center, forming part of a new museum exhibit which highlights the work of Wrangell artist Marlieta Wallace.

A new display was set out in the lobby of the Nolan Center last week, featuring the artwork of the late Marlieta Wallace, a Wrangell artist.

The exhibit features some of the Mardina dolls Wallace made during the 1980s, created by the hundreds in her home. Constructed from a variety of leathers, furs, feathers, felts and beads, 16 of the dolls are on display in a case outside the Wrangell Museum gift shop.

The larger dolls are unique, part of Wallace's Grand'Mere doll series. Each of these came with its own name and backstory. Smaller dolls in the display were called "Eskies," with each


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