Urbandale Public Library/Art UP Close Resident Artist


The Library is pleased to announce the selection of  James A. Osborn as the Art UP Close Artist.  Osborn will conduct presentations and hands-on workshops at the Library and in the community from August through November.  His work will also be exhibited in the Urbandale Public Library Art Gallery from October 1 – November 1.   View his portfolio here.

His scheduled programs include:

  • August 25:  Art projects for kids at the Urbandale Public Library booth at the Sidewalk Chalk Flood
  • September 9:  Grandparents Day art project for kids, Urbandale Public Library, 2:00 PM
  • September 12:  Art program for families, Urbandale Public Library, 5:30 PM
  • October 7:  Urbandale Public Library Art Gallery reception, followed by a special screening of the movie Pollock  (2000/rated R/122 min.), 1:30 PM
  • October 18: Teen Art Program – Teens will learn about expressionist artists and techniques.  They’ll have the chance to practice those techniques by painting a t-shirt to take home, 6:00 PM.
  • November 12:  Program for adults age 18+.  Learn about and practice artistic techniques and paint on a canvas to take home, 6:00 PM.

Additional programs are in the works.  Please continue to check the Library’s events calendar for updated information about these events and other workshops and presentations led by Osborn this fall.


About Art UP Close

The Urbandale Public Library Art UP Close program was established to celebrate the work of local artists and encourages the community to experience the arts through engaging opportunities.