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Beth rickers/daily Globe Paul Swanson is flanked by three pieces of his artwork on exhibit in the Fine Arts Building at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus.

Innovative materials inspire artist

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WORTHINGTON -- Roofing tar and latex paint are generally used for home improvement projects. But Paul Swanson has found some innovative uses for them in his artwork.


"I was looking for something that ran a little bit more," Swanson explained about his use of latex. "Acrylic is a firmer paint, and latex I could pour or splash a little bit more.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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