Next week the Boscobel Library will host the 52nd annual Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest awards ceremony and reception. Sponsored by the GFWC Boscobel Woman’s Club, this statewide contest for 7th and 8th grade students is designed to inspire and encourage artistic development and expression in our youth, and to honor the memory of noted Wisconsin sculptor Helen Mears. Mear’s work was commission for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and her statue, “Genius of Wisconsin” is on permanent display in the Wisconsin state capitol.
Students whose work wins an award in Boscobel will be entered in the Woman’s Club Rolling Hills District contest in April and from there, may advance to the state contest. Winners at the state level will have their works displayed at the Oshkosh Public Museum as part of the 2009 summer exhibit. This year’s Boscobel contest judges will be Sandy Lippett, artist and owner of the Carriage House Galley in Boscobel and artist and craftsman Jeff Adams. Works by both artists may be seen in the library’s current collection
Students’ work will be on display in the library children’s room beginning March 6th and running thru the end of the month. A public reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11th at 6:00 PM. Everyone is encouraged to stop by and enjoy the students’ creations and to join us for the reception. For more information, please call the library at 375-5723
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