Celebrating the Life and Art of Jean Billman

Paintings and Ceramics

Dates: May 14 to June 24, 2023
228 East 5th Street / Winona, Minnesota

Exhibit Opening: Sunday / May 21 / 2:00-5:00pm

3:00pm / Shared Stories about Jean and her creativity

3:30-5:00pm / Potluck Celebration

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays from 3-6pm / Sundays from 1-4pm

Jean loved color. It permeated all of her life. Even when she encountered numbers, she also saw their color. When asked what she would have done if she hadn’t pursued a career in Early Childhood Education, she said “I would have been an artist.” She spent years playing with clay, both on the wheel and by hand, developing quite a colorful, unique style in majolica. Her favorite medium became watercolor. It challenged her and provided lots of satisfaction. Even after her stroke in 2018, when she lost many abilities, she continued with her painting. It was a real testament to the power of creativity. It brought her and those around her much joy and enhanced her quality of life. May her love of color touch your heart, too.

Click here or on the image below to view a catalog of Jean Billman's watercolors. 

The family of Jean Billman is generously donating the proceeds from the sales of her works to the Winona Arts Center.