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Pam Kroger’s art featured at Toledo Library

February 7, 2011
You are invited to stop by the Toledo Public Library to see the beautiful art that has been displayed by local artist Pam Kroger. Pam’s art will be displayed through March, 2011.

“Everyone has something that they always wanted to do. Drawing and painting is that something for me. I remember my Grandmother drawing when I was a child. I always thought how wonderful her pictures were.

"And my Mother started painting when I was older. She painted boldly and her paintings are beautiful. I have a lot of them. These two women played a big part in my desire to be able to show my thoughts on paper, whether by pencil, soft pastels, watercolor or oils. I have also written a novel and several children’s stories.

"However, I didn’t start getting serious about drawing and painting till 2010. For some reason I have felt compelled to create. It may be because in 2009 I lost my sister, then my granddaughter on Easter. These two events were very hard for me. I would have liked to have taken some classes to teach me all about art and the different techniques and mediums but I couldn’t find anything close. So I taught myself by trial and error and the Internet. The end results are my pictures.

"I moved to Toledo in 2002. I was hired by the Tama County School District and have since retired from the school. I now work at Carrington Place. I met my husband, Kevin Kroger in 2004 and we married the same year I was born in Ottumwa about 90 miles south of here. My Mother, Donna Hoover still lives there. I like Toledo; it has such friendly people. I love to see all the smiling faces that greet me every place I go.

"I hope everyone will like and enjoy my pictures. I love doing them. I feel God has given me the ability to draw and paint. It is always a pleasure to sit with a pencil in my hand and a piece of paper just waiting for me to make marks on it. Or I have paints beside me waiting for me to explore the exciting colors and textures that I can create to express what I feel and see. Thank you for allowing me to share my works.”

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Pam Kroeger



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