By turning library walls into art exhibits, Anoka County Library supports local Minnesota artists, provides unique venues to display artwork and enhances the library experience for the community. Art exhibits are featured at four locations, transforming local libraries into art, history, & cultural centers.
After a 28-year career in art education, Ann is emerging with a fountain of ideas for sculpting large scale animals in clay. With a passion for digging up stories and working in the clay earth, I have created a body of sculptural work loosely based on the animals of the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. With the 12 Chinese zodiac animals in both photography and pottery, I like to plant the seeds of inspiration and the landscape of ideas to engage others in lively conversation of how these animals turn up in all world cultures in the form of fables, idioms, creation stories, myths, and legends.
Kelly is a Minnesota-born artist who has been creating art professionally for over a decade. Her art is inspired by emotions, energy, and identity. She loves working with saturated colors, organic lines, and the female form. Her intention is to bring movement to an image and allow a way to safely get lost in chaos and come out the other side with meaning and structure.
After graduating with a BFA from art school in her 20s, Claire let life intervene, and abandoned art-making as a mindful, daily practice. Having conclusively proven that this was a mistake, these images are some of what’s happened since she’s picked up her camera again and recommenced searching out the beauty in her everyday surroundings.”
In late 2019 I started experimenting with new kinds of
music notation. These included images, words, shapes, seemingly random elements
which allow exploratory musicians to create their own meanings/sound from
them. When Covid hit, I dove into watercolor, and thus started a new chapter of
my creative life.