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Wild tiles


More than 25 years ago, a group of wildlife-film enthusiasts started the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Mont. This year, organizers for the event have reopened the historic Roxy Theater in downtown Missoula as a media center that will provide year-round screening of the festival's films. To celebrate the purchase and renovation of the theater, and to help pay for the project, mural artist Melanie Jeffs has created nearly 300 hand-painted wildlife ceramic tiles that decorate the lobby. Each tile represents a donation to the organization.

To see the tiles, visit www.workshopwonders.com. For more information about the film festival, visit www.wildlifefilms.org.