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Artist Dawn Zero Erickson poses alongside her textile piece, "Precious Distractions," on display through June 28 at the Red Wing Public Library. The piece is part of the easel art exhibit, ending after more than a year of touring around southeastern Minnesota. -- photo by Michael Brun/Republican Eagle

Inspiration at the corner of literature and art

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For Red Wing artist Dawn Zero Erickson, the library has always been a jumping-off point for travels into the imagination.

Be it conducting research for a journey abroad or getting lost in an adventure story, Erickson said she enjoys spending time in the library regularly.


"It's all about distractions," she said.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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