Essential Workers – COVID-19 Virus by Carolyn Olson

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Essential Workers Portrait #1 –  Grocery Cashier and Bagger

Essential Workers – COVID-19 Virus

by Carolyn Olson

Pastel drawings by Duluth artist, Carolyn Olson reflect the very relevant reality of living and working during the global pandemic of 2020.   When workers of all kinds were regarded as essential, social distancing was no longer an option for many.  Adapting to new conditions these “Essential Workers” continue to do their jobs while protecting themselves and others from the COVID-19 virus that has become so much a part of our everyday lives.  Carolyn was first inspired to pay tribute to Essential Workers of all kinds by her daughter who works as a grocery store cashier in the Twin Cities.

“Retired from teaching I am working in the studio nearly every day. The garden takes my attention for the summer and will give us food for the long winter. Tim continues to tour, make instruments and perform. Twins are living their lives in the Cities. Everyone is connected and loving.” said Carolyn.

See this beautiful, thought provoking series of drawings at the Lyric Center for the Arts every Friday & Saturday from 11:00am to 3:00pm from October 2nd through November 7th!


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