Jill Levene is back in our residency studio (aka Study Room C) Tuesdays in May. This time she'll be creating letterboxes and clues during her residency.


Community Letterboxing Event

with Artist in Residence, Jill Levine

Tues, May 24 @ 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Learn about letterboxing and create a letterboxing kit with Jill! 

What is Letterboxing?

Letterboxing combines elements of a scavenger hunt, puzzle solving, and creative expressions. Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by following clues and then record their discovery in their personal journal. Finders use the letterbox's stamp to stamp their logbook and then stamp their personal stamp on the letterbox's logbook.

About the Artist

Artist-Printmaker, Jill Levene's creations bear the fruits of a life lived creatively.

Jill grew up always knowing that she would be an artist. It was that conviction which guided her through grade school, high school, and college, where she majored in graphic design; all the while investing every spare moment in summer schools and art camps, exhibits, shows, and museums along the way.

Her focused ambition rewarded her with a successful career as a free-lance illustrator, senior graphic designer, and marketing coordinator, which allowed her to raise and support a family through her creative talents.

From her world travels visiting such pinnacles of art as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Louvre in Paris, Národní Galerie in Praha, Albertina in Vienna, Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo, and more, she has evolved her uniquely distinctive “Inklings”— pen and ink renderings of animals and natural settings.

Jill's not so recent discovery of New England’s remarkable Folly Cove Fabric Designers of the mid-20th Century pointed her in a new direction—that of block carving and printing on fabric, with the goal of creating usable art that is both functional and practical as well as beautiful and one-of-a-kind for the culinarian and collector alike. Now gainfully retired from commercial graphic design, Ms. Levene’s Middle Sister Made creations are bearing the full fruits of a life lived creatively.

Check out her artwork at:

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Previous 2021 Artists-in-Residence:


This event is funded in part by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council and the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.