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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.

Current exhibit

Two people in a yoga pose

Yoga ON Ice: Commemorating a Frozen Wonderland (December 2, 2019 through February 2020)

In this exhibit, artist Nancy Chakrin features her fine art metal photography prints of yoga practice at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.
Artwork by: Nancy Chakrin

Past exhibits

Fiber art

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.
Artwork by: Martha Bird
Modern art with blocks of color

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.
Artwork by: Jes Reyes
Columbine flower in front of blurred face

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.
Artwork by: Linda Gammell
Modern art with branching structure

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.
Artwork by: Sarah Schneemann
Double image of woman's face

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.
Artwork by: Emily Beron
To figures in yoga pose

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.
Artwork by: Nancy Chakrin and Laure Ellis-Young, MCT, CYT
Woman dressed as Wonder Woman

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.
Artwork by: Barbara Porwit
Line drawing of two figures

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
Artwork by: Various