Petersburg students participating in Art Fest were from left to right: Gus Petersen, honorable mention in "Paper Relief Sculpture"; Clair Byrer, honorable mention in "Underwater Acrylic Sea Creatures"; Alyssa Guthrie, honorable mention in "Paper Light Box"; Sydney Guthrie was awarded Rick Mills "Artfest Spirit Award" and best in workshop in "Parallel Pen Wizardry" and Lora O'Brocta got best of workshop in "Underwater Acrylic Sea Creatures" and honorable mention in "Digital Photography". Not in the picture: Kelsa Sperl, best in workshop in "Digital Photography", Julia Murph, honorable mention in "Paper Mask Making" and honorable mention in "Parallel Pen Wizardry".
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...