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During a Meet the Artist event held Friday, Feb. 1, at the Orland Park Public Library (left to right) Orland Park residents Robin and Fiona Michon ask Mike Barret Kolasinski, of Chicago, about his work. (Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media)
Karen Fonte, of Joliet, smiles as she reads the title of “Frozen Assets” by Mike Barret Kolasinski.
Chicago resident Bob Steinmetz looks at “Freezer Burn” by Mike Barret Kolasinski.
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
3:15 am CST February 15, 2019

Chicago artist Mike Barret Kolasinski’s breathtaking landscapes enhance the natural wonder of his scenes. His work is that of visual poetry, as his soft pastels reveal the ethereal beauty that quietly surrounds us.