11/17/14 - 10:11am
Standing before a packed gymnasium in black socks and a blue Soldotna Elementary T-shirt, Homer-based artist Eddie Wood plucked at the bowl-sized thumb piano cupped in his hands.
Over the soft musical notes, Wood told the staff and students the story of his two weeks as an artist in residence at their school Friday. Wood said he showed up at the school on a Sunday afternoon. Principal Teri Diamond, and music teacher Tor Dahl, helped him unpack his car full of marimbas, drums and shakers, he said.