Posted on: Jun 18
Art Enables is thrilled to announce that The Library of Congress has acquired 6 works by resident artist and Studio Assistant Toni Lane! Toni’s work was discovered online by Katherine Blood, a curator at the Library, when she saw Toni’s piece “Seniors First,” depicting an elderly woman standing in the middle of an empty-shelved grocery store aisle. “It just grabbed me by the heart, and the eyes, and it just knocked me out,” Blood said. Toni’s works were among the very first of what will be a collection of COVID-19-related artwork acquisitions by the Library.
“Her work is a powerful story-telling mechanism for sharing the experience we’re all going through right now,” said Art Enables Director Tony Brunswick.
The Art Enables community was very excited to see Toni and her COVID-19-themed works highlighted on NBC 4 News last night! Watch the video here, and see Toni’s work within the Library of Congress catalog here. You can also view more of Toni’s work on her Art Enables artist page.
Read The Library of Congress’ blog post about Toni and her work here.
Note: Find 5 of the 6 acquired works inside Toni’s drawing “What I Do All Day” at the top of this post!