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By Betty Vanderwielen

AAI Celebrates 25th and 15th Anniversaries


Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

AAI artist member Merrily Dunham works on a leather piece in her studio during the 2015 Tour of the Arts (TOA). During TOA, visitors have the opportunity to talk to artists and watch them work.

SEELEY LAKE – In September 1991, the Seeley Swan Pathfinder ran an article about a newly organized group in Seeley Lake that named itself Alpine Artisans. In January 2016, 25th Anniversary decorations festooned the hall at the Alpine Artisans, Inc. (AAI) Annual Meeting. Out-going President Kris Gullikson announced the theme for the year was "Remember When," a time to look back over 25 years.

Before introducing their organization in the Pathfinder, AAI founding members Jeanne Moon, Cindy Torok, Cathy Rapp, Jim Kyle and Marion and Charlie Burmeister spent almost a year formulating their goa...

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