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#Army sergeant exhibits artwork painted while deployed to Afghanistan #art

#Army sergeant exhibits artwork painted while deployed to Afghanistan #art

This 2011 gouache, acrylic and watercolor on paper by Alana Bergstrom will be part of the Autumn Art Auction Oct. 20 at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Bergstrom painted it while deployed to Afghanistan. North Dakota Museum of Art Alana Bergstrom may be an Army warrior but she's also an artist, one who says that painting helped release crippling anxiety she suffered during a 11-month deployment to a combat zone in Afghanistan starting in April 2011. "I painted all the time," said Bergstrom, an Army sergeant who was named her battalion's Warrior of the Year in May 2011 in Mannheim, Germany. "It was what I did to keep me going. It kept me strong." One of her paintings will be among the 52 art pieces offered for sale Oct. 20 at Autumn Art Auction at the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks. It is one of the paintings she made while she was deployed. "It was a hot time as...

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