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, 10:00 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, 1:30 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.
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