October 2022 – John Bauer
Beginning October 1st, the Adult Services department of the library will feature a display about Swedish artist John Bauer. Painting fantasy landscapes and strange characters based on Swedish folklore and fantasy, John Bauer is best known for creating the artwork in a series of Scandinavian children’s books. You’ve probably never heard of Bauer, but you’ve likely seen work inspired by his – Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, the 2019 film Midsommer, and the Lush Caves in Minecraft all grew out of Bauer’s strange and unique artwork. Please come check out Bauer’s life and work anytime during the month of October.