Gina Prewitt, a 2004 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, created the artwork on this week's cover. Prewitt, 26, was born in Connecticut. At 6 weeks old, her family moved to the mountains of Irian Jaya (New Guinea). At the age of 2, they moved to St. Mary's, a Yup'ik Eskimo Village in western Alaska, where she spent the next 16 years. That is where she received the majority of her schooling, from preschool through high school. Her studies included the Yup'ik language and traditional Eskimo crafts. Those would later influence her artwork. Prewitt returned to Connecticut after graduating from high school to continue her education at ECSU, where she graduated with a degree in drawing and painting. Since then she has had three solo shows and her individual work has been published.
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