February: CCSD 89 Art Teachers: Helen Shafton, Richard Stachon, and Nicole Buettner
Meet the Artist
January Artist: Nancy Staszak
Meet the Artist Reception: Sunday, January 7
A former educator and award-winning artist, Nancy Staszak’s work references the natural world, both past and present, using paint, mixed media, and printmaking. She is currently exploring collage and mixed media techniques that transform paper and pages from old books and magazines.
Inspired by an exhibit of life-size, animatronic dinosaurs after a recent visit to the Detroit Zoo, Nancy’s painted series, Dinosaurs and Strange Birds, uses bright, fluorescent colors in complementary hues “to suggest an otherworldliness, or a sense of mythical beasts” to reimagine the large reptiles.
Nancy says her art has helped her see the world more clearly and appreciate the beauty and complexity around us, “It has energized me to do more and see more.” Her work has been shown at various libraries and galleries, as well as the Chicago Cultural Center Renaissance Court Gallery.
Her collection will be on display through the end of the January.
Stop by the library for a meet-and-greet honoring Nancy Staszak Sunday, January 7 from 2-3:30 pm.
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