Two artists, comparing notes–in downtown Pelican Rapids Nov. 22. 

Austin Hennen, a chainsaw sculptor, was featured during the Strand Ace Hardware open house activities last weekend. Artist Hennen created a pelican–creating the form in only about a half hour.  The pelican is in the foreground.  

With Hennen is painter and sculptor Marcella Rose, from the Rose gallery and studio–two storefronts from the expanded Strand hardware and home center. Rose observed Hennen’s artistic techniques with interest. 

Hennen’s appearance was in collaboration with Strand and Stihl chainsaw and power tools, which Strand is now carrying in the store.