A box of discarded romance novels inspired Carrie Ann Schumacher to embark on a sculptural journey that has taken her work across the country. The feathery white pages of the books became the fabric of a series of full-size dresses featured in her exhibit, “Build Her a Myth: Romance Novel Dresses.”
Storytelling and art making were a significant part of Schumacher’s formative years. It was her future and she’s never looked back. A multi-media artist living and working in the Chicago area, she received her B.F.A. in Digital Media from Elmhurst College and an M.F.A. in Painting from Northern Illinois University.
A former DGPL employee, Schumacher donated the dress to the library in memory of her friend and mentor, longtime Circulation Manager Nadine Walsh.