Artist: JoAnn Marsala
Sponsor: St. Joseph Improvement Association
Location: New Buffalo Welcome Center off I-94, Dial 170

I love art and found that I have a niche for it. I have participated in the St. Joseph public art display for a number of years now. I painted Michigan Summer, Mally the Mallard, Desert Storm, Jewel of the Sea, Bella the Ballerina, and Penelope Penguin. I always try to add Michigan's summer activities, including our beautiful beaches, to my art themes. Regarding this year's theme, Beach Bugs, I created Miss Betty Bumble Bee to look like a girlie bee with her flowery wings and adorable face. It is a pleasure to participate in things having to do with St. Joseph and it's surroundings.