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Donna Johnston, who died in 2017, stands in front of her artwork at an exhibit in the summer of 2016. Her finished pieces are to be on display at the Vogt Visual Arts Center in Tinley Park throughout July. Photo submitted
Margi Hafer (left) put together The Sisters show, to be on display July 12-27 at the Vogt Visual Arts Center in Tinley Park, in memory of her sister Donna Johnston (right) who died in 2017. Photos submitted
Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter
2:24 am CDT July 12, 2019

When longtime Frankfort resident and known local artist Margi Hafer lost her older sister, Donna Johnston, at 76 years old in February 2017, she knew that she had to do something to pay tribute. Hafer and Johnston were close, they traveled together and most importantly, they painted together.

“Maybe I dreamt about it, or maybe my sister was talking to me somehow, but this is what we came up with, her and I,” Hafer said. “And I know she would have wanted something to happen with her artwork.”