SEMVA artists Richard Hutton and Betty Devine installed SELCO’seaseltraveling art exhibit in the Library-Media Center of the Spring Grove School. During the six weeks the exhibit is on location, faculty members will integrate its images, styles, and mediums into the curriculum as artistic samples.
Members of the public are invited to visit the school and view easelwhich includes a piece by local Spring Grove resident, Vicky Kurk.
Letters With Light
easelwill be in Spring Grove March 27 – May 7. Check with the School for information before visiting. For pictures of the exhibit on location, visit SELCO’s Flickr page.
Despite a blustery February day, a fresh look is now sported at the Northfield Public Library. SEMVA artist, Richard Hutton, and SELCO Business Assistant, Sara Berquam, installed the easel- Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries traveling art exhibit amidst the second floor collection.
The Friends of the Northfield Public Library sponsored an easelopening reception and featured Rice County artists whose work is on display.
The exhibit will be on location from February 13 through March 26.
Despite frigid temperatures, the Cannon Falls Library Foundation warmly welcomed the easeltraveling art exhibit to the community on January 2. Richard Hutton, SEMVA artist and easelProject Coordinator, offered opening remarks about the new easelexhibit as it begins touring southeastern Minnesota libraries. The evening also included a musical performance by a classical woodwind trio.
Hutton shares easel artistic vision
The Cannon Falls Library is the first of 13 locations to host the exhibit that includes 28 unique pieces of art. Each selected artist captured his or her interpretation of the easel theme which depicts books, a letter or letters, authors, reading, or the library. The exhibit will be in Cannon Falls from January 2 through February 12. For the complete 18-month calendar, check the 2014-2015 traveling schedule.
easel is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.
Supplies of bookmarks, flyers, and posters announcing the 2014-2015 easelexhibit locations are available at area libraries. Small quantities were distributed to each library in SELCO to generate general interest. Hosting locations will receive a larger supply as the local exhibit dates get near.
SELCO issued a press release to all media outlets – cable providers, newspapers, and radio and television stations. For more information, contact the SELCO office.
Exhibit catalogs with full-color images of the art in the new tour will be available by the end of December.
SEMVA artists, Richard Hutton and Betty Devine toured the Rochester Public Library with Louise Moe, Head of References Services, on November 22 . The Library offers a variety of possible locations throughout the building for the October 23 – December 3, 2014 easelexhibit. As planned, the traveling art exhibit will be featured on the octagonal display units as library visitors enter the reference area.
Amidst spitting November snows SEMVA artists, Richard Hutton and Betty Devine, accompanied SELCO Executive Director, Ann Hutton, on a short tour of four school and public libraries in Rushford, Houston, Spring Grove, and LeRoy. Each location will be new to the easeltraveling art exhibit schedule. The artists assessed and measured possible space, met library and school staff, and were introduced to local procedures for accessing the building, the location of elevators, and other tidbits of information that will be useful when installing easel.
Area artists and SELCO staff visited the public libraries in West Concord, Kenyon, Northfield, and Cannon Falls to meet staff and assess space on November 13. Each library will be a new location for the upcoming easel – Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries exhibit. The visitors made notes and took measurements, as well as photographed possible display space for later reference when installing the exhibit.
SEMVA artists served as judges for the third biennial traveling easelexhibit. As part of the jury process, the judges ranked each submission based on the artist’s depiction of the theme as it related to books, letters, authors, reading, or the library, whether or not the piece met size requirements, as well as the artistic quality including:
Dates and locations are set for the 2014-2015 biennial easeltraveling art exhibit. During the 18-month tour, easelwill be on display in 13 locations in 10 of SELCO’s 11 southeastern counties, crisscrossing the region from Houston to Rice and Goodhue to Mower. Check the traveling schedule for a location near you.
Thirteen locations will host the third biennial easelExperience Art in Southeastern Libraries traveling art exhibit. The exhibit will launch in January 2014 and tour the region through June 2015. Interest was intense among the possible libraries with 27 locations vying for the 13 slots on the calendar. Locations were selected by giving new sites top priority, followed by those libraries that hosted the first exhibit in 2010-2011, as well as trying to balance locations in as many of the 11 SELCO counties as possible.
SELCO is negotiating the specific dates with each site and more information on when and where easelmay be viewed will be available shortly. In alphabetical order the locations are: