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Library art project soars to state fair


Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Nine-year-old Maria Toth poses with her power word in front of the phoenix wings in the Petersburg Library.

The Petersburg Library is submitting a collaborative art project created by children involved with its summer reading program into an art exhibit at the Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines.

The project is a free-standing set of multi-colored phoenix wings that members of the community can pose in front of while holding a chalk board with a power word written on it.

"We have such a great art community," said program coordinator Jessica Ieremia. "I thought it was a good way to connect ourselves to the community of southeast Alaska."

The phoenix wings were taken to Haines by Josef Quitslund...

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