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"A Drawing A Day Keeps The Guilt Away"

Unique Art Exhibit During October

 

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, artist Anna Lambrini Moisiadis spent many summers in her father’s hometown of Ioannina in Northwestern Greece. The colors and textures of this region of the Mediterranean were the foundation and inspiration of her art career. She received her Bachelors in Liberal Arts from Hampshire College, in Amherst MA, with a concentration in printmaking, and her MFA from UW-Madison in 2009. Her work has appeared in a number national and international shows, including a piece at the National Academy Museum in New York City, three pieces at the Hellenic Museum in Chicago, and a piece in a traveling show, Objectivos Moviles/Moving Targets, that originated in Buenos Aires and continues to move throughout South America. She currently resides in New Glarus Wisconsin, where she continues to make art.

Anna Lambrini Moisiadis:  “'A Drawing A Day Keeps The Guilt Away' is an ongoing series of non-traditional drawings that reference my own history, an experience in a multicultural, multilingual family. My father used to tell stories about the history of ancient Greece and contemporary time. As I have walked among the ruins of Greece and through the narrow streets of its contemporary cities, I think of those stories and wonder about the architecture: what it was and how it has been redefined today through layers of decay and the build up of new life. The visible passage of time, the layers, the colors and patterns, are seductive and have shaped how I view the world. I explore these aesthetics through my art through the process of repetition. Like the architecture I grew up with, the paper I work on is constructed, built on, renovated, and demolished all through the act of cutting, stacking, stitching and repeating marks."

"A Drawing A Day Keeps The Guilt Away" will be exhibited at the State Library - Main Library during the month of October, 2013. The Library is located in the Miller Building at the corner of E. 12th St. and Grand Ave. in Des Moines. Our hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. For more information: 800-248-4483, 515-281-4102, or is@lib.state.ia.us. For directions and a map click here.


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