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Traveling exhibit pays homage to Aleut artist

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PHOENIX - Featuring nearly 75 pieces by the prominent Alaskan artist John Hoover, "Art and Life" includes large and small carved panels, free standing bronzes, and some of Hoover's earliest paintings.

The cedar used in Hoover's work is 1,700 to 2,000 years old and comes from the forests of western Washington. The range of subject matter found in Hoover's sculptures is seemingly endless, but some recurring themes such as birds, mammals, shamans, human figures, Salmon Women and Volcano Woman can be seen.

The exhibit is a traveling exhibition organized by the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. The exhibit opens Feb. 15 and will remain on display through June 15. For more information call (602) 252-8848 or log on to

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