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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Kids, adults get wild for bear and nature-themed art workshop


August 2, 2023

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

From left: Alice Rooney, Meagan Eagle, Barbara Hylton, Marianne Nicolas and Donna Rowher work on projects during the BearFest adult art workshop on July 27 at the Nolan Center.

They gathered around a long table in the front hall of the Nolan Center, cutting construction paper, drawing and coloring images and gluing pieces together.

There was focus. There was vision. There was quiet. There was not a kid in sight at the BearFest adult art workshop on July 27.

About 12 women showed up to put their creative touch on Native formline art, with templates for bears, salmon, ravens and other things like totems. Various colors and designs could be utilized and the only limit was their imagination.

Event co-coordinator Artha DeRuyter was trying out formline designs for the f...

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