Dedication plaque reads ‘Remembering a Friend of the Library, Eula Mae James. Her joy was the most beautiful chapter of all’. Artist: Georgia Gerber
|History / Background:||Eula Mae James was an active member of the Friends of the Mukilteo Library. In 2016, her daughter worked with current Friends members to purchase and install this bronze sculpture on the front lawn of the library in honor of her mother. This sculpture is by Whidbey Island artist, Georgia Gerber.|
|Funding Source:||A gift from the family of Eula Mae James and the Friends of the Mukilteo Library|
Camano Island resident Jack Archibald signed up for a night class to make stained glass 30 years ago. That one class changed his life. His public glassworks are installed across the country. See his work at www.archibaldglass.com.
|History / Background:||Two stained glass panels at the entrance of library and dividing the children's area from the main area of library. Installed during construction of library building in 1997-1998.|
|Funding Source:||Building fund.|
Georgia Gerber was born in 1955 and grew up in Chester County, Pa. She studied sculpture and bronze casting at Bucknell University and then moved west to attend graduate school at the University of Washington. Along with her husband, she lives on rural Whidbey Island, Wash., where she operates her own studio and foundry with the assistance of two women artisans and her husband. Georgia primarily works with life size animal and human figures, often incorporating architectural or abstract elements into the design. A career emphasis has been the creation of accessible public artwork that encourages viewer interaction.
|History / Background:||Multiple bronze statues including girl sitting cross-legged with book and rabbit, boy with raccoon peering around a corner, two rabbits holding hands and walking down steps, girl holding hands with small bear and otter, bear pulling rabbit from a stack of books with squirrel emerging from books.|
|Funding Source:||A gift from the Friends of the Mukilteo Library and Harbour Pointe Limited Partnership.|
Arne R. Jensen (1906 – 1993) was a resident of Everett. He first studied at the Chicago Art Institute and later at the Seattle Art Institute. Jensen was a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, and the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters. He began exhibiting his work in the Northwest in 1932. His art hangs in homes, businesses, and museum collections throughout the country.
|History / Background:||This is a painting of the Mukilteo waterfront before the area was raised with fill. It is the current location of the Mukilteo Lighthouse Park.|
|Funding Source:||Donated in memory of Mildred Taylor by the Taylor family.|
Watercolor painting with a beached rowboat in the foreground and the light station in the back ground by artist Jerry Newport.
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|Funding Source:||Donated by the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce|
|History / Background:||The text on the painting says: Mukilteo, Washington. 1997. Commemorating a Golden Anniversary.|
|Installation Date:||Not known.|
|Funding Source:||Bronze plate on painting states that the picture was donated to the City of Mukilteo by the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce.|
One sailboat and two motorboats at anchor/docked, with green trees in left foreground. Signed: STADE. Biographical information not known.
|History / Background:||Not known.|
|Funding Source:||Funded by Wells Fargo Bank.|
For decades, Bernie Webber (1923 – 2006) worked as a commercial artist in downtown Everett. He drew for the Snohomish County PUD annual reports and the Port of Everett, which led him to work for the Navy. Around 1993, Bernie began operating a fine arts studio. Many of his paintings have traveled to the East Coast and around the world. As a graduate of the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles, Webber learned the precise mechanics of art. And, as a life member of the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters, he continued to experiment with watercolor techniques.
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|Funding Source:||Donated to the City of Mukilteo by Wells Fargo Bank.|