Artist Talk with West St. Paul's Carolyn Swiszcz

Artist Talk With West St. Paul’s Carolyn Swiszcz

Join us for a presentation from local artist Carolyn Swiszcz—known for the “West St. Paul Song”—as she discusses her work, process, and inspiration. The event is presented in partnership with Dakota County Library and Friends of the Wentworth Library.

When: Sunday, December 11 at 3 p.m.

Where: Wentworth Library (199 Wentworth Ave. E., West St. Paul) in the large meeting room.

The art: Known primarily as a printmaker, Swiszcz is drawn to suburban landscapes.

“Swiszcz uses an unusual watercolor monoprint technique that gives even the bleakest imagery a dazzling, shimmery brightness.”

Star Tribune

The artist:

  • Swiszcz’s work has been exhibited in New York, Minneapolis, Boston, and more.
  • She’s a recipient of the Jerome, McKnight, Bush, and Minnesota State Arts Board artist fellowships.
  • Carolyn also publishes a semi-regular zine, Zebra Cat Zebra, which recently included a series of West St. Paul zines.
  • Visit for more on the artist.

“I would describe the feeling in most of my works as a pleasant kind of dread.”

Carolyn Swiszcz

The event: Swiszcz will give a presentation and we’ll take questions from the audience.

  • Part of a series of events for our year-end member drive, the Artist Talk With Carolyn Swiszcz is open to the public (but geared for adults).
  • Refreshments will be served.
  • Free postcards, stickers, and magnets featuring Swiszcz’s work will be available while they last.

“I think the Twin Cities in general is a great place for art, but I realized I could do more to make my own little corner of town more interesting by writing about it, getting to know others, and being more active in the community.”

Carolyn Swiszcz


Invite others to the event via Facebook. Feel free to share the graphics below:

“Art-making helps me find mystery and purpose in daily life.”

Carolyn Swiszcz

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