Owatonna resident and easel artist, Jean Zamboni, recently visited the Owatonna Art Center. Jean is one of 33 artists in southeastern Minnesota who met SELCO’s challenge to depict an artistic vision of books, letters, reading, authors, or the library in a 12 inch by 12 inch format. Together, the artwork selected by a panel of judges makes up easel – Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries.
The Zamboni illustration is titled “Franchino Gaffurio’s Inspiration” and was handset and printed at OZ Press studio in Owatonna. The silk screen print includes an illustration of an old pipe organ and an original poem about music that once served as a Christmas card.
The easel traveling art exhibit will be on display at the Owatonna Art Center from July 20 through August 31 and is being undertaken in partnership with the Owatonna Public Library.
easel is presented in cooperation with SEMVA – Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists.
easel is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund through a Library Legacy grant to SELCO from the Minnesota Legislature for Library Legacy programs and services.