Excelsior Library public art celebration October 25

Excelsior Library art celebration

Join us at Hennepin County Library – Excelsior, 337 Water St., Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m., as we celebrate the installation of the library's new public art. View the library's fine art murals, hear from elected and library officials, and watch artist Greg Preslicka finish the final mural on-site.

See photos of the art and the new library, which opened September 13.

Preslicka is a graphic designer, illustrator, muralist and painter. He creates large-scale wall murals for spaces such as libraries, YMCAs, daycares and activity centers. His murals are now in 55 different organizations and businesses in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Excelsior Library's "Gathering Together" murals represent the many ways Excelsior is a gathering place. Preslicka painted past and present images of Excelsior on separate panels and mounted them together to represent how Excelsior has come to be what it is today.

The project was funded by One Percent for Art.

A short program will kick off Saturday's event at 11 a.m. Speakers include Library Division Manager Janet Mills, Hennepin County Commissioner Jan Callison, Library Board Member Jane Shanard and artist Greg Preslicka.

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