Arrow Artists to Welcome Burwell Children’s Book Author to Library

BROKEN BOW – The Arrow Artists will be welcoming children’s book author and illustrator Paula Warner to the Broken Bow Public Library on Tuesday, August 16 at 2 p.m.

Warner, former Burwell art teacher, is now the author of “Introducing Sandy Crane,” a story about a sandhill crane fittingly named “Sandy.” Tuesday, Warner will be doing just that: introducing Sandy Crane.

The event will be free and open to all ages, and according to Arrow Artists secretary Patricia Coslor, Warner will be on hand to “give a short talk about the book, and will be available for book signings.”

Coslor hopes that Warner will take a more in-depth look at her creative process behind the book as well. “She is basically an artist and an art teacher, so I imagine she’s very familiar with talking about process.”

Warner may prove to be one author in a room of many; the Arrow Artists are bolstering the afternoon with an in-person writing exercise in addition to the book signing, spearheaded by the organization’s treasurer and event organizer June Sheppard.

The Arrow Artists, Coslor says, have found a way to make events like these possible and open to the public through their passionate membership, which is always looking to increase its number. “We’re a nonprofit organization. We’re a local art club based in Broken Bow, though most of our members live elsewhere. We meet once a month, and we usually have an activity. The Arrow Artists have been around since 1975, one of the longest-running art clubs in the state. Anyone’s welcome, we have no age limitation.”

Those interested in learning more about membership in the Arrow Artists can contact Patricia Coslor at (308) 750-6920, or at the organization’s weekly Thursday meeting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wild Rose Gallery in Broken Bow.