March – April 2023:
In March and April, the library’s gallery features works by aging adults and caregiving artists in conjunction with the NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. The NEA Big Read features multi-disciplinary art events, including visual arts exhibitions, focused on themes found in the selected book Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant: A Memoir by Roz Chast.
Chast, a long-time cartoonist for the New Yorker, tells the story of her parents’ final years through cartoons and prose. As an adult child who reluctantly becomes a caregiver for her aging parents, Chast’s memoir reflects a common story in all of its pity, love, resentment and bewilderment. It is filled with humor, cringe-worthy moments and unavoidable things that many are likely to face.
Exhibit is viewable during library hours. Meet the artists on April 12 at 6:00 PM.