July & August 2016
Artist of the Month
Sheli Petersen - Illustrator
Morton-James Public Library
The public is invited to view the exhibit
during regular library hours
Sheli Petersen is a visual storyteller, inspired by the relationship between life cycles and landscapes, and enjoys the process of spontaneous mark-making that suggests a mythological dimension. In addition to her fine art, Petersen brings her interest in nature and mythology to illustrated children’s books. Included in the Kimmel Gallery exhibition are excerpts from How Two Mice Started a War and The Ravens of Greystone Farm, as well as Voladores, published by McGraw Hill.
Petersen’s clients include McGraw-Hill, Harcourt, Highlights for Children Magazine, and the National Heritage Museum. She exhibits her award-winning work at regional and national venues. Petersen also shares her accomplishments and experience in design, illustration, and art with students at Peru State College as an Assistant Professor of Art.