A member of the local Friends of the Library group has loaned the Pomeroy Branch several pieces of their collection from artist Colleen Ott who received a Master of Arts Degree from Ohio University and studied at the Royal College of Art in London, England. The pieces will be on display until Oct. 7. Ott’s work is widely collected and commissioned.
Meigs County District Public Library Director Kristi Eblin said the library has never had this sort of display for the public to take in and hopes it will encourage other residents, with equally unique collections, to loan them for display.
Ott is a well-known artist who also received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in glass sculpture from the University of Wisconsin where she studied under Harvey Littleton, who was also Dale Chihuly’s mentor. Last year Chihuly’s work was shown at the Franklin Park Conservatory and the Columbus Museum of Art.
Ott has received countless awards as well as been published in numerous books, magazines and newspapers. She continues to work in her own glass blowing studio near Madison, Wisc., Gallery Art on 23. There she hosts glass classes, demonstrations, tours, seminars, exhibitions and shows.
There are currently a dozen glass pieces on display at the Pomeroy Library — from the whimsical to the beautiful to the unusual.