by Dawn Purtle, 1997
In the early 1990s, a citizen art committee helped Champlin Library oversee the addition of art to its new building. The first project was this series of stained-glass windows. Created by local artist Dawn Purtle, the four panels follow the seasons, starting with the snow-covered hills and frozen water of winter, moving into the vibrant blues and greens of spring and summer, and ending with the golden hues of fall as mallards float down the river. The artwork anchors the entryway to the library, serving as a colorful reminder of our cyclical nature here in Minnesota and the haven we find within that.
Funded by the Friends of the Champlin Library, Champlin Women’s Club, community members and library staff