Wyoming library will display glass sculptures

Children’s pictures made three-dimensional

Glassblower Anthony Michaud-Scorza will appear at the Wyoming library on March 18 with 14 sculptures he created based on children’s drawings.

Glassblower Anthony Michaud-Scorza will appear at the Wyoming library on March 18 with 14 sculptures he created based on children’s drawings.

Last summer children ages 4 to 10 were invited to participate in the East Central Regional Library kids design contest.

All they had to do was draw a picture and bring it to the Giese Memorial Library in Wyoming. One entry from each of the 14 branches was chosen to be turned into a glass sculpture by local glassblower Anthony Michaud-Scorza.

The local winner was Kirsten Swanson. The sculpture inspired by her drawing, and the 13 other winners, will be unveiled at the Wyoming library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18.

Michaud-Scorza will give a presentation on the glassblowing process, followed by a question and answer period.

The artist, who has a studio near Cambridge, studied glass blowing at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids and at the Pilchuck School of Glass in Washington. He was awarded a 2012 East Central Arts Council/McKnight Fellowship for professional artists.

The 14 glass sculptures will travel to each branch of the East Central Regional Library. The event is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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