Library features Tauzell’s photosThe images in the lobby of the Superior Public Library pull visitors over to the glass case – a rodeo spill, a butterfly poised on a flower, a tall ship at rest in the harbor. The photos were captured by the lens of Joni Tauzell, this month’s featured artist.
By: Maria Lockwood, Superior Telegram
The images in the lobby of the Superior Public Library pull visitors over to the glass case – a rodeo spill, a butterfly poised on a flower, a tall ship at rest in the harbor. The photos were captured by the lens of Joni Tauzell, this month’s featured artist.
For 25 years, Tauzell has toted around a camera. The Lake Nebagamon woman focused her lens primarily on nature scenes, but recently began capturing action shots like the moment where a cowboy is thrown from a bull.
The colorful images capture slices of Northland life. At first Tauzell, senior community relations staff partner for the American Cancer Society, wasn’t ready to share her work.
“It gets to be a part of your world,” the photographer said. “It’s part of you.”
Three years ago, she began showing her photos publicly. Now, she offers framed prints and note cards of her photograph and has a book poised for publishing. “A Bit of Me” gives an even bigger glimpse into Tauzell’s world through photographs and poetry.
The Lake Nebagamon woman said she appreciated the chance to display her work at the library.
“It’s awesome,” she said of the space.
Beginning in 2009, the site has showcased a different local artist every month. Nora Fie, manager of children’s and young adult services at the library, came up with the idea. The case has held pottery, metal work, felt dolls, paintings and more.
“There’s a new artist every month; I like that,” Tauzell said. “I learn from other artists as well.” It’s nice to see what others are working on, she said, and realize how much talent is out there.
“It’s nice for the community to see,” Tauzell said.
According to Fie, the site is so popular that it’s been booked through 2011.