Artist Ostergren guest speaker for Friends of King Family Library

Feb. 03, 2013 @ 04:14 PM

Local artist Frances Ostergren, was honored recently by Friends of King Family Library during its annual membership meeting.

Ostergren was featured as a Meet the Artist guest. She spoke of her life as an artist and as a woman who has lived 101 years. The walls of the Burchfield Room were lined with 12 of her original oil paintings.

Ostregren discussed her first painting, one of flowers, and then told her life story through her thoughts and memories of each work. Following her talk, she took questions. Her message is for people to do things, to get involved with life at each of its stages. She said that she now keeps her mind alert by reading books.  

Five people won signed bookmarks with prints of three of her works.  

At the end of the evening, Bonnie Voit, past president of Friends of the King Family Library, presented Ostergren with a gift of large-print books.

Ostergren previously donated a selection of her work to the library. Friends of the King Family Library reprinted a selection from these works on notecards and bookmarks to raise money to help the library. These note cards and bookmarks are available for purchase at the Circulation Desk.