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Oil painting flowers bloom at Clausen Museum

Bright colors, flowers and thick paint are on display this month at the Clausen Museum in Petersburg. It’s the first solo art show in Alaska for oil painter Sally Stromberg, who moved to Mitkof Island about a year and a half ago. She’s been painting for five years. This show is called “Joie de Vie” and features 37 oil paintings from the past nine months. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Stromberg about her work.

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There’s an artists reception August 17th at the museum from 5-7 p.m. Stromberg’s show will be on display through the end of the month.

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