Joan Schweizer (left) and Cecilia Jacobson (right) are the first pair from the Windsor Lake Artists group to exhibit at the library.
Joan Schweizer and Cecilia Jacobson have many things in common: Northern Colorado transplants — Schweizer from New Jersey, Jacobson from Germany. Landscape and natural artists. Fellow art class members. And, most recently, founding members of the Windsor Lake Artists group.
Every Monday, the group meets at the Art & Heritage Center during its drop-in art program. With artists of a variety of mediums, the group supports and challenges one another.
“We critique each other," Jacobson explains. "There is constant exchange of information — some people know how to print and scan [your work], some people have knowledge of how to market it.”
Artist: Cecilia Jacobson
“It’s like artist therapy,” Schweizer said. “It’s good for our mental health.”
The group has given Schweizer and Jacobson the confidence and opportunity to exhibit. The pair are the first Windsor Lake Artists featured in the library’s Quiet Space, which will showcase artists from the group through August.
“We wouldn’t be doing these shows alone,” said Scheweizer.
The works of both artists focus on nature and the outdoors. Jacobson’s work highlights landscapes through vivid watercolor pieces, while Schweizer’s pencil and charcoal drawings center on National Parks.
Artist: Joan Schweizer
“I’m drawn to places I’ve been, I’ve felt — National Parks that we’ve visited, taken pictures of. I’m driven to draw them,” Schweizer said.
Interested in Exploring Your Creative Side?
The library offers a variety of creative arts programs. Join Tigges Farm staff on Thursday, May 7, for Paint and Sip. Come paint and “plant” a garden of decorative rock cacti. Supplies and complimentary mocktails will be provided. Spots are limited, so register today!