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About the Artist: Sue Gardner Fenster, "Dew Gathering"


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About the Artist
Sue Gardner Fenster

Formal training in art has been limited. I am largely self-taught but have found many opportunities to paint with others and to learn. I have always found art of all genres to be of interest, especially where there is interaction. My art brings me the most satisfaction when it is shared with others, so public art seems comfortable. I have participated in the Tour de Lincoln, Star Art; Sarpy County Plains to Planes projects and currently, Rain Barrel 2010.

I am a native Nebraskan and my post-secondary education was in the field of radiologic technology. In retrospect, this was perhaps, just another level of creative imaging that I thoroughly enjoyed. Eventually, I became degreed in health care administration and was employed by a local hospital for thirty-some years.

Artwork Interpretation
"Dew Gathering"


Location: Charles H. Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th St.

Garden critters supervise as the Fairy Folk gather morning dew. Can you count the Fairies, Snails, Lady Bugs, Dragon Flies and Bees? Do you know what Bees do in the Garden? Did you know that Lady Bugs are supposed to bring good luck to your Garden?

Tulips sing of spring and Daisies make us smile; Poppies are all about remembrance and we can dance with Impatiens all through the summer. Queen Anne's lace speaks of her regal kingdom inhabited by tiny sprites to bring joy to your heart.

Can you find the primary colors? How about secondary colors, circles and triangles? And, why in the world do we use Rain Barrels?

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Watershed Education: 2010 Artistic Rain Barrel Program