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People’s Center displays children’s art

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PABLO — Third grader Sami Dolberry remembered drawing two big circles and a small circle for the head of her horse, Moonstar, and then connecting the circles, adding legs, ears, a tail and other details. Sami drew Moonstar last year, and now Moonstar and other first and second graders’ art projects are on display at the People’s Center, 53253 U.S. Highway 93 in Pablo until December. 

Heather Holmes, an award-winning local artist, taught 14 different classes of Polson first and second graders last year. With input from School District 93’s Indian Education Committee and educators, Holmes created lesson plans integrating Native American art projects and history. The results were thousands of pieces of art — totems, mandalas, ledger art with horses, masks and loon sculptures.

Indian Education for All monies funded the program. Holmes said the district is very supportive of this program and has agreed to fund half of the cost of a 2014-15 program. Holmes sent her proposal for the other half to the IEC for their consideration and hopes they will pay for the other half.

The People’s Center hours for October through May are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

For more information call the People’s Center at 406-675-0160.

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