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By Oak Park Public Library
The fall line-up of aMAZEing Artists features icons in their work. While the icons differ in their scale and location…regional, national and international…their work is instantly recognizable. Hannah Jennings, Jan Radomyski, and Steve Fisher will share their work with visitors to the Maze Branch Library in the coming months.
Hannah Jennings' September installation is called "Close Horizons" because it explores the complex worlds discovered in intimacy. She tends to work in a small scale which enables the viewer and the artist to climb into the world that she is creating. This sounds a lot like what happens when you pick up a good book, and this thought occurred to Hannah as well. Consequently, she is sharing some of the books she has created in addition to her watercolors of local/regional locations. She will also host a program at the Maze Branch Library on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 pm. Hannah will share the process she uses while creating her watercolor paintings which curiously starts with a computer.
In October, Jan Radomyski's work will display his interest in contrasting colors, texture, and light. He is mostly self taught and has gained inspiration from Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Picasso. The subjects of his work (nature, landscape, and portraits) vary as do his medium of choice (ink, watercolor, and oil). Oak Park Public Library is delighted to host Jan's work at the Maze Branch as he has referenced our resources to create Native American portraits. Stay tuned, and check our calendar for information on his portrait drawing program at the Maze Branch.
If you've been to the Buzz Café or Val's halla Records, then you've seen Steve Fisher's work…especially his album covers or Oak Park/Chicago landmarks. You may not be as familiar with his printmaking which experiments with simple yet repetitive lines. Steve will share a selection of his iconic work at the Maze Branch Library in November and will also host a printmaking workshop.
So…be on the lookout for iconic images this fall – Pope John Paul II, the Oak Park Farmers Market, Wrigley Field, and more will be on display at the Maze Branch Library at 845 Gunderson Avenue. You'll be able to experience the world from our south side branch!
If you are an artist and interested in participating in aMAZEing Art, please submit your inquiry here.
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