Instructor Tara Sweeney has been creating with watercolor and ink for nearly forty years. Close to Home: Sketching a Minnesota Year is her debut collection of illustrated creative nonfiction. She was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board artist initiative grant to co-illustrate a picture book exploring ASI’s historic collection. A to Zåäö: Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute is now published and is a finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards! Tara's watercolor renderings of objects from ASI's collection helped to inspire the exhibition, extra/ordinary: The American Swedish Institute. At Play.
Read more about Tara's work here.