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Shaktoolik Gets New Mural

By Steve Sammons
Principal
(Photos by Emily Bena and Paul Taylor)

Artist Neal Nichols Jr. putting the final touches on the Shaktoolik mural.

Artist Neal Nichols Jr. putting the final touches on the Shaktoolik mural.

Neal Nichols, Jr., known around Norton Sound as the “Geography Guy”, is using his artistic talent to paint several murals in Shaktoolik School.  One mural will be in the gym (“Home of the Wolverines”) and the other is in the MPR, which depicts the buildings at Old Site.  The murals are part of the construction funding for art at the newly remodeled school.

Neal Nichols Jr. focusing in on the mural.

Neal Nichols Jr. focusing in on the mural.

Neal Nichols Jr. displaying his skills as an artist.

Neal Nichols Jr. displaying his skills as an artist.

Neal Nichols Jr. showing a student his mural of the buildings at the Old Site.

Neal Nichols Jr. showing a student his mural of the buildings at the Old Site.

Teacher Abby Kerr posing with students in front of the new Shaktoolik mural.

Teacher Abby Kerr posing with students in front of the new Shaktoolik mural.

 

Neal has traveled throughout the region and visited most of the schools over the last eight years. He is anxious to get back to some of the schools again if the opportunity arises. For more information on Neal’s work, go to : www.geographygameshow.com.

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