If you stopped by the Oconomowoc Public Library during the month of December, you probably would have seen local Oconomowoc artist Anne Raskopf perched high on a Skyjack with a paintbrush in her hand. Anne's fantastical design won the library's contest for an artist to paint a mural on two of the walls in the library's entrance hall.
Begun on November 28 and completed on December 12, the west wall's celestial views, earthly wonders, and beauty of nature highlights the many worlds that can be found in a library. A large book takes center stage as the portal to knowledge and discovery; the wall also features a row of favorite and beloved books in the literary canon. The east wall focuses on Oconomowoc's history, culture, and landmarks. The row of books on this wall features those written by Wisconsin authors.
On her Facebook page, Anne wrote that she hoped "the new look will bid welcome to those seeking to enter the world of books for years to come."