An exhibit of employee and volunteer made artwork is on display in the main gallery at Kokomo Howard County Public Library’s main gallery in April. Visitors to the gallery will see a lovely mix of art including, photography, puzzle art, colored pencil, quilting, crochet, cross stitch, iris paper folding, ceramic art, mixed media collage, pen & ink, hand woven baskets, acrylic, watercolor, oil painting, handmade jewelry, enameled copper, fused glass and a special showing of three comic book prints by former library employee Jeremy Dale. Also included is a quilt created using recycled summer reading t-shirts by library employee Janice Blanchard.
Employees and volunteers participating include Rita Bates, Janice Blanchard, Tracy Cassidy, Susan Deckinga, Nico Dinglasa, Elizabeth Dunham, Evie Fell, Emma Hall, Paige Hutchinson, Sue Lavengood, Amanda Munroe, Gwendolyn Parker, and Lesley Wysong.
A special exhibit of three stunning comic book prints by employee Heather Dale’s late son, Jeremy Dale is also included in the exhibit.
Jeremy Dale worked as a KHCPL page (shelver) in 1998. After graduating from Kokomo High School and Olivet Nazarene University, he became a comic book artist best known for his creator-owned Skyward series through Action Lab Entertainment. He also worked on G.I. Joe comics for Hasbro with creator Larry Hama as well as the Harvey Award-winning Popgun v.1 from Image Comics, and Miserable Dastards. Jeremy was a proponent of all-ages comics of which Skyward was a trendsetter.
The exhibit can be seen at the main library’s gallery, 220 N. Union Street, during regular library hours. Stop by and see what these wonderfully creative library employees and volunteers are exhibiting – you will definitely see more than books!