Internationally known artist Mariana Depetris work is displayed in February through April. In a statement about her work Mariana says, “My images describe traditional games or rituals children play. These ideas freeze childhood moments that could have a threatening edge to them, since I mix different signs and icons belonging to different traditions.” In her work you may be reminded of age old European Folktales, or stories by Hans Christian Anderson or the Grimm brothers with visual inspiration from Italian frescoed ceilings. There is a lot of symbolism with sometimes precise and sometimes sensitive rendering by Mariana’s hand. The end result can be a little unsettling while at the same time possessing charm and holding meaning.
To access the Depetris art show during regular library hours, just ask at the circulation desk and the librarian will let you in if the room is not in use. If you would like to meet the artist, attend this reception. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. It's free and open to the public. Artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefit the East Atlanta Library.