Appleton artist’s ‘Library’ reaches international audience - Artist Abbie Read of Appleton didn’t know what to make of the email that appeared in her inbox in spring 2014.
“It said something like, ‘Hello, I’m with the Art in Embassies program and I’d like to talk with you about sending one of your pieces to hang in a show in Doha, Qatar,’” Read recalled during a recent conversation at her home. “I really didn’t believe it. I thought it was a hoax.”
But last October, Read found herself not only shipping five heavy panels of her massive wall-mounted sculpture, “Library,” to the U.S. embassy in Doha, but following them there in person to oversee their installation in the official residence of U.S. - read more>