Susan Ringstad Emery, an Everett-based artist of Alaska Native descent, spent several days in November at the Anchorage Museum studying artifacts from the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center. Descended from Inupiaq and Scandinavian people, she uses imagery from her ancestry in her art. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Susan Ringstad Emery, an Everett-based artist of Alaska Native descent, spent several days in November at the Anchorage Museum studying artifacts from the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center. Descended from Inupiaq and Scandinavian people, she uses imagery from her ancestry in her art. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Artist finds her Native Alaskan ancestry, spirit at museum

Everett’s Susan Ringstad Emery worked with Smithsonian artifacts at Polar Lab program in Anchorage.

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