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For artist, library show is a dream come true

Linda Dykhouse painted mostly wildlife until the death of her husband, when she started doing more abstract work. Her work is on display now at the Robert Trail Library.

Linda Dykhouse has long dreamed of displaying her art. Hanging from the walls of the Robert Trail Library is her life’s work and a dream realized.

Dykhouse is currently the featured artist at the Robert Trail Library. She has 24 acrylic paintings displayed.

Dykhouse hasn’t lived in Rosemount long. She moved to Minnesota from rural Michigan after the sudden death of her husband in 2010. She moved to Minnesota to be closer to her daughter.

In Michigan, Dykhouse was a wildlife artist. After the death of her husband, though, her work has become more expressive and abstract.

Shortly after moving here, Dykhouse learned of the Rosemount Area Arts Council. She thought it sounded like an interesting group and decided to join. Her membership led to the opportunity to finally realize her lifelong dream of exhibiting her art.

The Rosemount Area Arts Council sponsors the Rosemount Resident Artist Gallery at the Robert Trail Library.

In addition to painting, Dykhouse also dabbles in working with clay. Looking forward, Dykhouse hopes to teach clay classes to the community through RAAC sometime in the near future.

Dykhouse said she received nice comments about her paintings and she hopes the opportunity might lead to more chances to display her artwork.

Dykhouse’s painting will be on display at the library through December.

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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