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Local artist Michele Steffen teaches students about watercolor technique Wednesday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. The Spicer resident also used some examples of her own work -- both individual and mass produced -- to show students that artists' work is all around them. Steffen is at Kennedy as an artist in residence through a grant from the Willmar Area Arts Council. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)

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As Michele Steffen wraps up her watercolor technique classes today at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar, she hopes the fifth-graders she's worked with will take away more than new painting skills.


She wants them to know how big a role art plays in their lives.

"Behind many things, there's an artist," she said. "Sometimes it's closer to home than you think."

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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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