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Art installation begins at Wadena City Library

Kent Scheer, left, and Wadena Mayor George Deiss help install part of a new art piece at the Wadena Library. Hewitt artist Amber Fletschock created the piece and Scheer built the frame for the piece.

Installation began Monday on a community art project as part of the Kitchigami Library System's Art Aware program.

Hewitt artist Amber Fletschock was selected to install a unique public art piece for the Wadena City Library.

Fletschock has created a three-dimensional collage that mimics a large open book. This collage is filled with favorite quotes provided by people from the Wadena area.

Fletschock has dubbed this the "Read, Share, Quote" project.

Kent Scheer built the frame for the artwork. He and Wadena Mayor George Deiss helped to install one of the new art pieces Monday.

Some of the entries in the piece are in the submitter's own handwriting, adding a personal touch to the project. She received a wide variety of submissions, though most common are quotes from Dr. Seuss, Harry Potter and John Green.

A second piece will be installed Thursday, Aug. 20. This will be placed in the children's section of the building. It is a four by six foot monochromatic collage made of images collected from books and magazines.

Because not every quote could fit on the final installment, Fletschock is compiling all submissions in photo albums available to view at the library.

The installations were made possible through an Art Aware grant awarded by the Wadena City Library and the Kitchigami Regional Library System (KRLS). The program was established by KRLS to celebrate the creative relationship between the public library, its community, and the arts through the installation of site-specific art at each of its branch libraries.