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Atikokan painter Alanna Marohnic has hung the paintings with care—some are in the bathroom, living room, and even the kitchen.

She’s displaying 60 paintings in Kim Gardiman’s home at 900 Kaitlyn Dr. here starting Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

“It’s a great place to hang work,” Marohnic enthused. “This is my third show at Kim’s. They’re a lot of fun to do and Kim’s very gracious.”

Marohnic drove from Atikokan with her paintings earlier this week and set up at Gardiman’s home. Anyone who has ever re-located can sympathize with the amount of work involved in moving framed paintings.

“It’s absolutely amazingly huge work,” she laughed. “It’s almost inhuman!”

Previous exhibits at Gardiman’s home have sold well, and some her paintings also hang in Hair Paint on Scott Street. She also travels to Thunder Bay to exhibit her colourful work.

Marohnic used to exhibit in Toronto, too, but she said travelling by subway with dozens of paintings proved difficult.

She decided to be a full-time painter at 17 when her family had moved to Croatia for a year-and-a-half. All her life she had access to her mother’s studio, whom she calls an “amazing painter.”

Marohnic’s show also runs Friday from 6-9 p.m., Saturday from 1-5 p.m., and again Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

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