COMPAS Artists Pat Owen Presents Graphic Memoir

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Graphic memoir: A Day in a Life presented by COMPAS Artist, Pat Owen, a free program being offered at the following dates and locations:

              Monday, May 9, 1:00 p.m

Eveleth Public Library

Monday, May 9, 3:30 p.m

Gilbert Public Library

Monday, May 9, 6:00 p.m.

Calumet Public Library

Tuesday, May 10, 10:30 a.m.

Hibbing Public Library

Tuesday, May 10, 3:30 p.m.

International Falls Public Library

Wednesday, May 11, 10:30 a.m.

Babbitt Public Library

  Wednesday, May 11, 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

Virginia Public Library

Wednesday, May 11, 3:30 p.m.

Ely Public Library

Wednesday, May 11, 6:00 p.m.

Hoyt Lakes Public Library

Thursday, May 12, 10:30 a.m.

Chisholm Public Library

Thursday, May 12, 3:30 p.m.

Grand Marais Public Library

Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m.

Two Harbors Public Library

Friday, May 13, 1:00 p.m.

Silver Bay Public Library

Friday, May 13, 6:00 p.m.

Carlton Public Library

Saturday, May 14, 10:30 a.m.

Cloquet Public Library

Saturday, May 14, 1:00 p.m.

Moose Lake Public Library

Saturday, May 14, 3:30 p.m.

Duluth Public Library – Green Room

This program focuses on creating a graphic memoir page-a story of a person’s day in words and pictures. The focus is on “today”; discover and capture the beauty, whimsy, or commonality of everyday life, and honor it. Using simple techniques, each person-regardless of skill level-creates a colorful, fun, and meaningful graphic memoir page suitable for framing. The end result is a panoply of pages illustrating the theme of “reflecting about aging.”

 COMPAS Artist, Patricia Owen has taught the techniques of graphic memoir to people of many age groups and life situations. After working as a psychologist/administrator for 25 years, Pat joined the Peace Corps. It was during that time that she developed this method of capturing daily experience in simple but powerful pages of watercolor and words. Since then she has taught graphic memoir to people in hospice, in rehabilitation programs, and has worked with a large senior care center to develop an arts program.

                                                                                                                 

Drawing pictures to illustrate words has always been important to Pat. Her art background ranges from being among the first “Snoopy Artists” in the 2000 summer event in St. Paul (She did the North Star Flying Ace, still at the MSP Airport), to showing her work at the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts exhibit, teaching as a long-time COMPAS artist and being a protégé in the WARM mentorship program. Living in Africa for two years (2003-05) as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Pat found that keeping a daily journal using illustrations was a great way to capture the events of the day.

Join Pat for an exciting reflection on “today.”

 This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, please see our calendar at www.arrowhead.lib.mn.us/whats-new, find us on Twitter www.twitter.com/ArrowheadLegacy, on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/alexisleitgeb/legacy-events, on Storify at https://storify.com/legacy1, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArrowheadLegacy.

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