Local artist Mary Ann Papanek-Miller will talk about her art inspired by stories and nature. Kids will be able to create their own mixed media art inspired by nature, animals, plants, and their favorite stories or books. All supplies are provided. This event is offered free-of-charge. Register by clicking the button on the left or by calling the library.
M.A. Papanek-Miller is an artist who creates layered mixed media/drawing related art works informed by our human relationships with animals, plants, water access and use which are seasoned with a bit of humor and worry. Quiet color is explored on a variety of surfaces utilizing graphite, thin layers of acrylic paints, and photographs taken on-site on the land. Images are drawn from collected childhood and related objects believing in the imbued spirt and inwardness of things and that in every object there is a story. Papanek-Miller was awarded an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, received an Individual Artist Grant from the Seattle Arts Commission, and exhibits with Jean Albano Gallery in Chicago. She has an MFA in Art, from the University of Houston, TX, is a Professor and the Director of The Art School at DePaul University and served in similar positions at The University of Montana, Bemidji State University, and at Cornish College of the Arts. Her home base is in the Northwoods Lake Country of Minnesota.