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Owen Powell's Bird Tail Butte artwork celebrates family history

 

January 10, 2018

Owen Powell, a 2016 CHS grad, is studying welding and metal fabrication at Helena College. He made this piece of art for his grandparents, Ted and Annette Powell who live just south of Chinook. The piece depicts Bird Tail Butte where the Powell family first ranched. Other items on the piece are significant to the history of the family and the uniqueness of that part of Blaine County. Ted Powell is pictured with the art.

Owen Powell likes to build things, especially using his welding and metal working skills. I first met Owen a couple of years ago, while he was still in high school, when he and a friend, Justin Kellam, built some custom bumpers and headache racks for their pickups. At that time the two friends got sticker shock when they went bumper shopping and decided they would make their own, which they did. They said at the time, "We like to build stuff."

Owen was looking to use his skills with metal to make a unique gift for his grandparents, Ted and Annette Powell of rural Chinook. Owen said, "I want...



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