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A chance to show off at home

Many people in the area know Stephanie Molstre-Kotz as an art teacher. Turns out she's also an exhibiting artist and she's excited to share her works through an exhibit at the Robert Trail Library.

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Her show began Aug. 15 and will run through Oct. 31. Residents can see her paintings during regular library hours.

Molstre-Kotz helped form the Rosemount Area Arts Council and said it's exciting that the organization has made it possible for visual artist to display in town. Molste-Kotz, who teaches at Eagan High School, said she regularly exhibits her paintings but this is the first time she's been able to do it in the town where she lives.

"It's a treat to do something close by," said Molste-Kotz.

Molstre-Kotz said she chose a variety of works from throughout her life to display in the library. She is displaying some of her more colorful work near the chidren's area, with more intellectually engaging paintings toward the back.

Her works are abstract. While she'll admit that many of her paintings are dark in color and content, she's actually a pretty happy gal.

An empty nester, Molstre-Kotz has a studio in Northeast Minneapolis, where she paints three or four times a week. To learn more about Stephanie Molstre-Kotz visit her website at

This is the third time the Rosemount Area Arts Council and the Robert Trail Library have partnered to put on art shows. The shows are free to the public. For more information about RAAC visit

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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