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Published October 31, 2012, 12:00 AM

Robert Pokorney

“I think what I like most about working in Duluth is there are all of these places and views and things that sort of sneak up on you. They’re not breathtakingly beautiful right when you look at them. They aren’t a street scene in Venice that are outwardly beautiful. You spend time with them and go back day after day. That corner represents that for me. I spent a lot of mornings waiting for the bus there. You start to notice the seasons change, you think: ‘This is a beautiful place.’”

Robert Pokorney’s “4th St. and 1st Ave. East, Morning,” is an oil-on-wood painting of a familiar place. Pokorney’s painting of a distant view of Park Point is also part of the auction, but only as the cover of the program guide. He couldn’t include it in the auction, he said. It belongs to his mom.

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