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Petersburg museum opens women’s invitational art show

A women’s invitational art show called “Back in the Box” opens up today at the Clausen Museum in Petersburg. It features sculptures, paintings, fabric art and photographs from nearly a dozen area artists. Joe Viechnicki spoke with one of artists, Susan Christensen, as she hung the work Thursday.

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The show runs November 9-24. A reception is planned Friday, Nov. 9th 5-7 p.m.

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