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Herman artist display, teach at the Morris Public Library

MORRIS -- Mee Lee, a textile artist from Herman, Minn., will showcase her work at the Morris Public Library throughout the month of May.

On Saturday, May 18, Lee will offer two workshops on card-making with origami techniques followed by an artist's reception.

The first workshop will be in the morning from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. and another in the afternoon from 1:30 until 3 p.m. These workshops are free and open to the public. Parents are welcome to bring their children but should plan to stay to help children seven and younger. All materials will be provided.

The artist's reception will start at 4 p.m. until closing in the library as well.

Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea and became interested in textile art from her mother, who had a degree in fashion design. Mee Lee received her Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

“My artwork is about ‘thought of life’ with abstract landscapes,” said Lee. “My spiritual thoughts come from daily routine life and are layered over the landscape image with lines and colors.”

In fiber art, instead of painting on canvas with paint and brushes, Lee dyes canvas fabric and puts together the quilting, sewing, weaving, or stitching that make up the design. Her palette is full of different dyed fabrics and threads. After she has completed sketches in a small notebook, she is awed with excitement to see the transformed textile pieces.

This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

This program is sponsored by Morris Public Library and Viking Library System. Please contact the Morris Public Library with any questions, 320-589-1634.