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Local basket weaver in state fiber exhibit

Ketchikan artist Kathy Rousso was among the winners of a statewide juried art show, on display starting in February at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau.

“Earth, Fire and Fibre” is a biennial exhibit sponsored by the Anchorage Museum that features pieces by artists who work with traditional craft materials, such as fiber, clay and bone.

According to the museum, more than 100 artists submitted more than 350 pieces for the exhibit. Forty-one were selected for the show, and only five of those received awards.

The top juror’s-choice prize went to Amy Meissner of Anchorage.

Rousso’s award-winning basket is called “All Worlds Intertwined.”  Other winners came from Seward, Auke Bay and Anchorage.

The show opened in October at the Anchorage Museum. The opening reception for the Juneau exhibit is Feb. 7th at the Alaska State Museum. It will remain on display there through Feb. 28th.

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