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Peg Sandin of Ironwood is a watercolor artist who is being featured at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba. She has about 60 paintings in the upper part of the Powers Gallery that portrait agates.
All of the paintings are closeups of the agates so you don't see the the roundness of the stone. She says that would have been too easy.
"I wanted to paint rock patterns that could be anything and that would inspire somebody to think about a memory they might have that may have nothing to do with rocks," Sandin said.
Sandin says she has had a fascination with agates since she was a child and collected agates while walking along Lake Superior. The show runs through April 28.