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Did you Know? Artist-in-Residence at APL

In January 2015 we launched a new initiative at Appleton Public Library called Artist-in-Residence.

Since then we’ve hosted

  • Judith Waller, oil paintings
  • Kassie Herbst, knit bombing
  • Beth Servais, acrylic painting and collage
  • Rick McKinney, pottery
  • Rosa Jiminez, painting and collage

Each of these talented artists has presented a combination of exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, studio tours and workshops during a two-month period to the delight of our patrons.

During the months of November and December Cristian Andersson’s oil paintings will be on display in our lower level exhibit hall. In addition, Cristian will lead these classes and events:

  • Paper Picassos - November 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    A workshop where children will make their own cubist masterpiece from paper while learning about Picasso and cubism. Designed for families and school-age children.
  • What is Modern Art? - November 30, 5:00-6:15 pm 
    Learn about the aesthetic and conceptual ideas of modern art. For the general public.
  • Art Demonstrations - November 21 and December 19, 1:00-4:00 pm
    Community members are encouraged to stop by and view the demonstration and ask questions of Cristian.

The Friends of Appleton Public Library fund a residency stipend for each Artist-in-Residence. We’re looking for Fox Cities artists who are interested in serving as an Artist-in-Residence starting in May 2016. We hope to hear from area artists in the near future. Kindly apply using this link: http://www.apl.org/air.

For further information, contact Elizabeth Eisen at eeisen@apl.org or Kristi Helmkamp at khelmkamp@apl.org.

September/October Artist-in-Residence

Our Artist-in-Residence schedule for September and October is now available!

Mixed Media Workshop with Rosa Jimenez
September 12 | 3:00-5:00 pm
Ever want to create abstract art? Explore paper patterns and mixed media as introduced by Artist-in-Residence Rosa Jimenez.

Silhouette Workshop with Rosa Jimenez
September 27 | 3:00-5:00 pm
Meet Artist-in-Residence Rosa Jimenez and create a work of art by experimenting with paper silhouettes.

Artist-in-Residence Demonstration with Rosa Jimenez
October 17 | 3:00-5:00 pm
Drop by and take a look as Rosa Jimenez, artist-in-residence, demonstrates her artistic work for the public.

Are you interested in becoming an Artist-in-Resident? Do you know someone who would be perfect for the program? Please fill out this form today!

Fox Arts Network FAN Pass

We're excited to announce our newest program, FAN Pass. We've partnered with over 20 local educational, art and entertainment organizations to bring this unique program to you. Starting mid-September we will have various free offers for you to "check out" from our partner organizations. A display with all of the offers will be set up near our Children's Services entrance beginning September 14.

How does it work?
1. Select an offer of your choice from the display located near Children's Services.
2. Bring the laminated FAN Pass display card to the library Information Desk, along with your library card.
3. Staff will give you a voucher in exchange for the display card.
4. The organization you choose your offer from will collect the voucher in exchange for admission. Most organizations will require you to contact them in advance to receive admission tickets. Contact information for organizations, along with instructions on how to redeem your offer, can be found on the voucher you receive.

FAN Pass Guidelines
1. Some offers will change monthly.
2. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved.
3. You may use one pass per family per month.
4. Passes are only available for one-time use.
5. A library card in good standing (fines under $5.00) is needed to check out the pass.
6. Passes are good for the stated offer only.

If you have questions about FAN Pass, please let us know. For a list of future and current partners, please see the PDF located below.