The Art of Melody Exhibit

Workshops held Thursday, June 15. Teen workshop 2-3:30 pm, Adult workshop 4:30-6 pm.

During June 2023, in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room, Jamie Schwaba will exhibit original artwork created on top of sheet music and other printed materials. Works primarily use oil pastels, but many are multi-media incorporating ink, colored pencils, acrylic paint pens, and ebony pencil. This is Schwaba’s first solo exhibition and will hopefully send visitors off humming familiar tunes after viewing art inspired by music. There is something for all ages, including many pieces with literary connections for bookworms including Harry Potter and The Little Prince as well as Star Wars, The Little Mermaid, and E.T. creations for movie buffs. The exhibit will also include Broadway-inspired pieces from Rent, The Wizard of Oz, and Schwaba’s original piece from the musical Show Boat which is currently showcased at the new Museum of Broadway in New York, NY.

Schwaba will host two visual art workshops open to the public at the library on Thursday, June 15, 2023. A workshop for teens will be held from 2-3:30 pm and one for adults will be 4:30-6 pm. During the introductory workshops, students will have the opportunity to explore oil pastels & accompanying materials. Participants will learn how to blend, scrumble, & more. At the completion, each artist will walk away with an original piece they created upon sheet music. There is no fee to participate in these workshops, however, space in limited, and registration is required.

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More information about the artist and her work can be found at

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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