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Art, from disaster

Unusual artwork boosts spirits of Rotterdam Junction flood victims

Star Wars Legos, coffee-stain painting part of show

During the first Artist and Artisan Showcase on Saturday at St. Margaret of Corona Church in Rotterdam Junction, Lorraine DiGristofaro of Rotterdam Junction holds in her hands a baby Jesus she refurbished after it was submerged in flood waters.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
During the first Artist and Artisan Showcase on Saturday at St. Margaret of Corona Church in Rotterdam Junction, Lorraine DiGristofaro of Rotterdam Junction holds in her hands a baby Jesus she refurbished after it was submerged in flood waters.
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A local church hosted what may be the first art show to include a boy’s Star Wars Legos, a handmade clock and a painting made from coffee stains, as well as the more typical ink and pencil drawings. The Church of St. Margaret of Cortona hosted an art show to highlight the beauty that remained despite the flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. Organizers asked residents to showcase their art — whatever it was. “We need ...


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