Local Artist Selected for Governor Branstad's Trade Mission to Korea, China and Japan
Perhaps you have seen hand-appliqued fabric pictures done by Russell artist, meg Prange, in the lab waiting room at the Lucas County Hospital, Meyer Law Office, Piper's (and on card racks) and Dr. Rips Dental Office. Meg who had images of her fabric pictures reproduced on 4-inch square ceramic tiles, received the following message from the Iowa Economic Development for Governor Brandstad's office:
"When we walked into the 'From Our Hands' gallery in the East Village in Des Moines, our attention was immediately drawn to your beautiful tiles. As you may know, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is currently on a trade mission to Korea, China and Japan in an effort to encourage trade and investment in Iowa. The trade mission is from September 18-28. Your tiles are being presented as official Iowa gifts from Governor Branstad to business and government leaders in both Korea and China as a symbol of our wish and commitment for a fruitful and successful business relationship. Thank you for providing us with such vivid and beautiful art pieces. We are sure that the recipients of these gifts will truly enjoy them."
Six framed barn tiles, reproductions of her original hand-appliqued fabric pictures were selected. They expect to work with Meg in the future.
Meg is delighted and feels honored to have her barn designs representing our wonderful state.