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Artist Nora Graf visited the Camp Verde Community Library on Wednesday, June 5, to share her knowledge and the fundamental techniques for making Gourd Art. Depending on the complexity of the carving, Graf’s gourds take up to a dozen hours to complete: they’re painted, carved, wood burned, drawn on and even embellished with Arizona minerals and natural fibers. On the next first Wednesday of each month, July 3, Amber Polo will present techniques to relax and reduce stress. VVN/Jon Pelletier