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All month long we’ll be sharing the stories of our four finalists in this year’s search Studio 17, Wednesday afternoons, and this finalist paints a pretty picture of what it means to create a more beautiful community.

Studio 17 honors Remarkable Woman, Iva Fendrick, a local painter in Kern County. With each brush stroke Iva Fendrick creates beauty not only on the canvas, but in her community.