Homer artist visiting Petersburg gives insights into the natural world


Photo courtesy of Kim McNett

The Rainforest Festival's nature journaling workshops were a joy for kids of all ages. Pictured above, Sunny Rice, Mary Clemens, Chris Weiss, and Karen Dillman, take a fresh look at the wonders of the intertidal zone along Hungry Point Road on Sunday morning.

Homer artist Kim McNett taught children and adults in Petersburg how to create a "nature journal" last week, giving them a new perspective on the world around them.

McNett's journals feature a collection of sketches, written observations, and places names and dates that illustrate scenes and objects found "in the field."

Molly Taiber and the Partners in Education received grant funding through the Alaska State Council on the Arts to bring McNett to the elementary school as part of the Artist in Schools residency program.

While in Petersburg, McNett took students from Stedman Elementary to...

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