Wiley Harang remembers his mother, Sherri, and grandfather, Bill Loberg, gave him crayons and a coloring book when he turned two years old. “I colored, sketched, did anything I could within the world of drawing,” Wiley recalled. He did so every day, developing and growing his talent.
In Hayfield, Minnesota, Wiley participated in advanced art classes from fourth through sixth grade. “In high school, I split my time between art and sports. Both were important and helped me balance my schedule and life.
“I had an influential mentor throughout high school, my art teacher, Ms. Smith, a wonderful person who opened my eyes to the possibilities of art after graduation. She led me down a path that helped hone my skills and focus on what was necessary for the future.
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