Art in the Library Exhibit

The Boulder Junction Public Library welcomes the public to view their next “Art in the Library” exhibit. The Library Art Committee and Board of Trustees selected the students of Susie Govier’s Wine & Paint Classes for the January exhibit. Their artwork will be on display in the Reading Room, above the photocopier and in the Children’s Area during regular library hours.
Students at Wine & Paint are given one or two selected pieces to paint in 2 to 2 1/2 hours, while relaxing, visiting with friends and enjoying a beverage of choice.
Susie encourages students to relax and enjoy their time, think creative thoughts and, finally, to accept that their results may be less than perfect or as she says, “embrace your mediocrity”. Giving oneself permission just to have fun and not apply so much pressure on outcome.
Many of the pieces in this month’s display represent the work of non-artist adults who have discovered or re-discovered their love of painting as recreation. All are full time Boulder Junction residents.
Govier is a Northwoods native and returned to the area as a full-time resident in the spring of 2018. She and her husband Dick own the Aqualand Ale House in Boulder Junction, named for the zoo run by Susie’s family for over thirty years.
Classes are held at the Aqualand Ale House property, in the left-side space lovingly referred to as “The Frog House”, named after her childhood memory of the concession area where visitors to the zoo could purchase live frogs to feed the hungry muskies on display in the network of ponds. Class times vary dependent upon time of year but are posted on the Alehouse Facebook page and website: www.aqualandalehouse.com, or you can e-mail Susie directly at [email protected] or call the Alehouse at 715-385-0380 for more information.
Applications are being accepted for 2019 monthly “Art in the Library” exhibits. The application form is available in the library or on the library website at https://www.boulderjunctionlibrary.org/. If you have any questions about the Art in the Library exhibits, the application process or the Library’s Artwork policy, please email the library at [email protected] or call the library at 715-385-2050.