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Local artist ‘draws’ library support

River Falls pen and ink artist Philip Colpitts held a showing Sunday in the public library gallery. He was a commercial artist for 19 years. He now works as a phlebotomist for Hudson Physicians Clinic and is shown with is coworker Sarah Moore.

River Falls pen and ink artist Philip Colpitts is showing his artwork for the first time in 33 years  in the public library gallery. Colpitts, a self-taught pen and ink artist who worked in commercial art for many years, was present for an opening recpetion Sunday afternoon.

Colpitts sold some of his artwork at the showing, and said he would donate 50% of the profits to the library. Event and Gallery Coordinator Katie Chaffee said the opening reception worked very well with the library’s “Hootennanny” sing along event, also held Sunday afternoon. 

Colpitts's show "Precision: Pen & Ink" will be on display in the gallery until Sunday, March 2. 

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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