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Bismarck native Brea Wike, a recent Visual Arts grad at UND, was named an emerging artist at the Grand Cities this past weekend. Wike, a painter at heart, specializes in human anatomy and landscapes. (Luke Franke/ Grand Forks Herald)

UND grad studies the human body to develop unique art

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In her four years studying visual arts and art history at UND, one of Brea Wike’s most important classes didn’t require her to use paint or canvas.


Instead, she studied dead bodies.

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Garrett Richie
Garrett Richie is a general assignment reporter for The Grand Forks Herald and also covers East Grand Forks, Minn. Richie is a 2014 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and is formerly of The Ludington Daily News in Ludington, Mich. Have a good story idea? Contact Richie by either phone or email, both of which are listed below. If you would like to comment on a story, send a letter to the editor with Richie's name and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words, and all letters are subject to editing. Email to or mail to The Grand Forks Herald.
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