The [email protected] program is a rotating art exhibit that features artists and artwork that depict the broad topics of health and wellness. It can be viewed on the 2nd floor of the library.
Holistic Practice: A Nurse and Her Art (February 7 to June 11, 2019)In this exhibit, multidisciplinary artist and practicing nurse Martha Bird shares her fiber art, mixed media, photography, mosaic, and relief printing to represent the resilience found in the body, mind, and soul.
Mindset (August 21 to December 21, 2018)In this exhibit, artist Jes Reyes presents a collection of colorful abstract paintings that were created as she was healing from long-term grief.
To really see: Exploring the medication taking experience through art (January 2 to August 13, 2018)This exhibit uses art to help individuals tell their stories about taking medication and how medications have impacted their life.
Pharmacopoeia: Medicinal Plants Growing In My Backyard (September 5 to December 15, 2017)In this exhibit, artist Linda Gammell shares her photography that is drawn from family narrative, personal garden history, and scientific knowledge of medicine and plants.
Inside Out - A Body of Work (June 15 to September 1, 2017)In this exhibit, artist Sarah Schneemann shares her artwork that depicts her fascination with the resilient human body and its awe-inspiring sustainability.
Body and Self (January 17 to May 12, 2017)In this exhibit of watercolor paintings, artist Emily Beron explores her own experiences with health, reflecting on the quiet daily battles each one of us go through, big or small.
Brushed Back to Life: Healing from Illness through Intuitive Painting and Poems (August 2 to October 30, 2016)In this exhibit of abstract paintings and poetry, artist Ron Duffy explores his own experiences living with a chronic illness. Through his work, Duffy found a renewed zest for living that had been dulled by illness.
Yoga ON and OFF the wall (April 1 to July 31, 2016)Artists Nancy Chakrin and Laurie Ellis-Young share their worldly adventures, using art as a means of illustrating the synergy between yoga and friendship.
Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project (July 13 to October 2, 2015)Inspired by many close friends undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Artist Barbara Porwit saw women turning health challenges into personal power, inspiring her Breast Cancer Superhero Project emerged. Six large-scale oil paintings combine pop art, positive psychology and the universal hero's journey.
The (Non) - Fictional Heart (April 29 to May 29, 2015)The artwork for this show, curated by Katelyn Schmidt (UMN Art Student), represent ideas about the physiological heart and the fictional heart, each encapsulating the (non) - fictional heart in its own way Jane Powers – Vessels, ceramics Qian Liu – The Family Photo, acrylic Will Lakey – Figures Grieving, graphite Katelyn Schmidt - florero del corazón, ceramics
Display your art
Artists interested in displaying their work at the library can review and complete the application procedure, exhibiting policy, and exhibitor intake form.
Contact the library ([email protected]; (612) 626-6881) for questions or help with the application process.