The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on July 27, 1969 · Page 70
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July 27, 1969

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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 70

Des Moines, Iowa
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Sunday, July 27, 1969
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Burlington Art Guild Brightens 'Snake Alley' B URLINGTON'S "Snake Alley," one of the country's curliest streets, is an interesting sight on any clay. Put up a few lengths of snow fence on it and hang the fence with a variety of oil paintings, water colors, collages ami other expressions of the artists' inspiration, and the place is downright enchanting. This happened during Burlington's recent Steamboat Days celebration, when the Art Guild of Burlington presented its second annual show. The Guild, whose members come from various southeast Iowa communities and adjacent Illinois, includes several art instructors as well as students, and members range in years from teen - agers to grandparents. 'Robert McCannon is president, George A. Walter vice president, Bonny Thayer secretary and Larry Buzzard treasurer. This year's show was under direction of C. J. H. Schmidt, Robert W. Ahrold and Roger Hill. These pictures of some of the activity were taken by Register Staff Photographer David Pennev. FULL COLOR HOLDING a large yellow paper flower behind her, 17-year-old Linda Thompson of West Burlington leans for a closer inspection of some of the paintings along the fence. SUE FRENCH, 24-year-old Burlington artist, whiles away the time reading while waiting for buyers for the paintings on display. PAW t-OfS MOINES SUNDAY RMISTfft-JULY 17. Ittt

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