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Betsy Bowen

Grand Marais, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Betsy Bowen
Betsy's work in printmaking has focused on hand-printed woodcut illustrations for picture books, written by herself - "Antler, Bear, Canoe," "Gathering," and "Tracks in the Wild" - and others - "Shingebiss," and "The Troll with No Heart in His Body." Recent interest in folk tales and pageantry (including solstice pageants at North House) has led her to create puppets and staging for community theater and dance performances. "The aim of an artist is to make people love life," said Leo Tolstoy, and Betsy agrees. See her work at www.woodcut.com. Betsy served as chair of the North House board and also chaired the program committee.