In this session of Educators Performers Creators show I will interview artist Marie Olofsdotter.
Join us live on Sunday January 11 at 11am CST here
Born and raised in Sweden, Marie Olofsdotter now lives along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. She received formal training in art history and sculpture in Sweden. In addition, she studied theatrical clowning and mask theater before moving to the United States in 1981. She has worked as a freelance maskmaker and performer in Stockholm, Paris, Berlin and Minnesota.
The author and illustrator of several picture books, she has received major awards including a Mid-America Publishers Award, Midwest Book Achievement Award, Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Minnesota Book Award, and a Loft Mentor Series Award in poetry. Marie is the recipient of grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Jerome Foundation. She received a 2014 Next Step Fund grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation.
She has been working as a creative consultant and a teaching artist for more than 20 years and has shared her enthusiasm for creativity and the arts through the Walker Art Center, Minnesota Opera, The Loft Literary Center, The MacPhail Center for the Arts, public libraries and schools across the country.
For more information, please visit: www.marieolofsdotter.com