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During the sixth annual Queen of the Prairies Festival of the Arts, on Saturday, Jinsheng Song, of Fort McCoy, Florida, paints an acrylic landscape inside his vendor tent. Song recieved a first place award of $150 at the event that took place at East Second Street and South Ohio Avenue in downtown Sedalia.
Sedalia artist Pamela Morris begins an oil painting outside her vendor tent at the QPFA Saturday morning. Morris received a second place award of $100 at the event that ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Colton Kison, of Nelson, hammers a piece of hot iron, that is approximately 1,800 degrees, Saturday at the QPFA. Kison, who has been an apprentice of Sedalia blacksmith Don Nichols for 2 years, received a third place award at the event of $50.
Linda Casey, of Sedalia, looks over original artwork by Kathy Moppin, of St. Joseph, on Saturday at the QPFA. Casey said she came downtown to view the artwork and check out the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival. “I just wanted to see what they had,” she added.
Colorful fused glass artwork covers a table at QPFA vendor David Giarratano, of Licking, Saturday morning. Giarratano, who lives 30 miles south of Rolla, makes fused glass platters, bowls and jewelry.
Polishing a ring Saturday morning, silversmith Josh Rhoads, of Sedalia, made sure his jewelry was ready for visitors to view and try on during the sixth annual QPFA. Rhoads said he makes his jewelry from silverware that he purchases from antique stores and auctions.