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PHOTO GALLERY: It's a gorgeous day for Art in the Park

Saturday, June 6, 2009 | 9:02 p.m. CDT; updated 9:16 p.m. CDT, Saturday, June 6, 2009
Kate Baer lifts her 2-year-old daughter, Suri,* so that she can help decorate a tie-dye T-shirt, while her sister Oona*, 8, watches. Baer and her family traveled from Ponca, Ark., to display the silver jewelry she and her husband make using fossils and semi-precious stones.
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COLUMBIA — People of all ages came to Stephens Park on Saturday. They saw artists from throughout the country who displayed their wares. And entertainers performed during the day to add fun to the festivities.

Elm is a tree sculpture by Wayne Trinklein. Trinklein, from St. Peters, specializes in trees. He has developed various themes and ideas over the course of his 38-year career.
Dan Sperry, musician and illusionist, performed at Art in the Park on Saturday. He will reappear on Sunday at 3:15.
Alice Jaeger Ashland, a printmaker from St. Ann, staffs her booth.
Phillip Kahmann, a jewelry artist from Minneapolis, sets up his booth on Friday in preparation for the weekend.
Gerald Sanders demonstrates how he crafts tree sculpures out of hundrends of twisted wires. Sanders lives in Nashville, Tenn. and has been making the trees since 1973.
Kevin and Lois Shelton look at the work of Joseph Farmer, a found-object sculptor from St. Charles.
Visitors check out the booths at the 51st annual Art Park Festival. The festival features more than 100 artists from numerous states. Patricia Patterson, a jewelry maker from Arkansas who has had a booth at the festival for several years said, "This wonderful little village just pops up and grows. Sunday night it all goes away."

Ehren Oncken plays the accordian for passersby during the Art in the Park Festival at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday. Oncken has been playing accordian since he was 8 years old and plays with the Ironweed Bluegrass Band/Swampweed Cajun Band, who also performed at the festival.

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