Paintings, poetry now at Lynnwood Library

  • For the Enterprise
  • Thursday, May 1, 2008 3:00pm

The Lynnwood Arts Commission presents artwork from painter Ann Cronin and children’s writer/illustrator Jean Rittmann at the Lynnwood Library Gallery, opening April 25.

Ann Cronin had never intended to become an artist. Cronin grew up in Colorado and attended college in Seattle studying philosophy. Her original aspirations were to be a writer, but a block for words and the dramatic landscapes of the Pacific Northwest inspired her to take up painting. Soon after college, Cronin took permanent residence in Seattle and spends her free time making art that celebrates nature and beauty of our surroundings.

Everett artist and children’s book illustrator Jean Rittmann considers herself a creative jack of all trades. From studying electrical engineering her career path has involved inventing, patenting and product design. It was always her love for the arts, however, that led her desire to write and illustrate children’s books. On exhibit are excerpts from her books “My Treasured World” and “Chocolate Night,” including original illustrations, stories and poetry.

The exhibit continues at the gallery through May 29. The Lynnwood Library Gallery is free and open to the public, and showcases local and regional artists on both the amateur and professional level.

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